03. January 2019 · Comments Off on The Health Benefits Of Cordyceps Mushroom · Categories: Chinese Medicine · Tags:

Cordyceps was discovered over 1500 years ago in the mountains of Tibet, where natives became aware that their cattle became more energetic when they ate this small mushroom like grass. It didn’t take long that the natives begin taking this herb well as a supplement for treating boosting body resistance and treating various diseases. Nowadays, Cordyceps is considered one among three of the three best tonics in TCM or traditional Chinese medicine.

The herb is especially recommended to patients who are recuperating after childbirth, surgery, or from an illness and has a number of benefits. It can also be taken for treatment for shortness of breath, wheezing, coughs, weak lungs, and asthma. Cordyceps has unique enzymes useful for the treatment of respiratory problems and for the stimulation of the lung meridian. This herb is often used by practitioners to combat stress, tiredness, fatigue; boost endurance against a number of illnesses; and boost energy levels in the body. It can be taken as a great tonic to strengthen and rebuild the body’s immune system as well as to naturally treat disorders arising not only in the kidneys but in the lungs and immune system as well.

For over 1200 years, the cordyceps mushroom has been given the title ‘the miracle herb’ in Chinese medicine. Today, it is called ‘cold fire’ because of its naturally gentle curative effects and effectiveness. Current studies have demonstrated that the herb contains nutrients and natural antioxidants that can build and stimulate hormones in the body. One other huge benefit of this herb is its capacity to reduce high blood pressure and reinforce the cardiovascular system. Other important uses of this herb include:

• Raising levels of energy in the body
• Relief of fatigue and use as a powerful antioxidant
• Relief of stress due to its high antioxidant content
• Smooth flow of blood in the blood vessels and in the reduction of high blood pressure.
• Cure of infertility and impotence which recent research has shown.
• Treatment of tumors and cancers

Certain of cordyceps properties are also affective in combating AIDS and HIV since it helps reinforces strengthens the immune system by rebuilding.

While a lot of traditional Chinese medicines are used to treat high blood pressure and cure other diseases, Cordyceps has been labeled as the best among all because it contains natural compounds that combat several fronts in the body.

Emily Farish – Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Spokane, WA

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