The traditional use of Cordyceps includes improving circulation, as well as health of the lungs, heart, kidneys and liver. Cordyceps was also used to boost general vitality, increase longevity and improve sexual health. Cordyceps is known as a "kidney tonic" in traditional Chinese medicine. In the terminology of TCM theory, "the kidneys" refer to a functional organ system that stores vital energy and governs reproduction/sexual ability. Cordyceps promotes both the "yin and yang" aspect of the body, thus it has a very balancing, normalizing effect on many facets of human physiology.
Commercial cultivation of Cordyceps sinensis began in the early 1980s, making the herb readily available for clinical research. More than 2000 patients have been enrolled in clinical trials in China. The results of this research show that cultivated Cordyceps has the same effects as wild Cordyceps on energy, vitality and numerous other parameters of health.
Boosts energy and stamina
Improves general vitality
Supports sexual health
Benefits the heart
Supports the lungs and improves respiratory function