cordyceps;tonic food with excellent effects such as immunity enhancement, antioxidant, and anti-stress



Cordyceps chunghacho (冬蟲夏草) is a unique mushroom that grows as a mushroom in the summer by feeding on nutrients and parasitizing the body of dead insects in winter. In winter, it is in the form of an insect, but in summer it turns into a mushroom, hence the name Cordyceps Cordyceps. It grows wild in the highlands with sparsely populated areas above 4,000m above sea level in China's Qinghai, Xuguang, and Yunnan provinces. It is known that artificial cultivation is almost impossible due to the very difficult growing conditions, but it has been successfully cultivated in Korea. There are about 300 to 400 species worldwide, but it is said that fewer than 10 species can be used medicinally. 


In China, cordyceps is considered one of the top three long-lived foods along with ginseng and antler. Deng Xiaoping of China enjoys eating it, and it is widely known to the general public as a food for health and longevity. In the Dictionary of Natural Medicine, it is recorded that Cordyceps Cordyceps has sweet and mild properties, helps kidney function, strengthens lungs, and has tonic and sedative anemia effects. 


Cordyceps mushroom is an expensive medicinal mushroom, usually prescribed as a medicine and eaten by ironing it or adding it to nourishing dishes such as samgyetang. Cordyceps samgyetang, which is rich in vitamin B12 and is good for anemia, is added to protein-rich chicken and boiled, and is the best food for summer health.

Among the many benefits of Cordyceps Cordyceps, the first is to strengthen immunity. Cordycepin, a natural antibiotic, has been reported as a research result that prevents normal cells from transforming into cancer cells by activating the reduced immune function. Cordycepin is a natural self-healing ingredient approved as an orphan drug by the US FDA.

According to the Agricultural Promotion Administration research project report on the efficacy of Cordyceps silkworm grown with domestic technology, the representative effects of Cordyceps cordyceps are reported to have effects such as immunity enhancement, antioxidant action, and anti-stress. Through cell experiments, the effect of removing active oxygen, inhibiting lipid peroxidation, and activating antioxidant enzymes in the body such as SOD and Catalase of Cordyceps Cordyceps Cordyceps was confirmed. 

It has also been reported to be effective in improving liver function. As a result of a human test taking 0.5 g of daily intake for about 2 months, GOT, GPT, γ-GTP, Total bilirubin, and Cholesterol returned to normal values ​​in those whose liver function was out of the normal range. (Kyunghee University College of Oriental Medicine Exam Results)

In the anti-fatigue experiment, as a result of a human test conducted on healthy people for 1 month (3g daily intake)], the lactic acid accumulated in the muscles due to excessive exercise decomposed 30-40% faster after ingestion than before ingestion of Cordyceps Cordyceps. was confirmed. (Gyeongwon Junior College Sociology and Physical Education Exam Results)

In addition, it has been found to be effective in improving diabetes as it is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, purifies the blood, lowers blood cholesterol levels, and promotes insulin secretion to lower blood sugar.
 
If you wash Cordyceps for more than 3 minutes, more than half of its nutrients will be lost, so it is better to consume it without washing it as much as possible. When heated, the adenosine component (anticancer substance), which is weak to heat, evaporates, so if you drink it as a tea, brew it briefly at medium and low temperature. No matter how good it is, it's overkill. Cordyceps also need to be careful about overdose, especially if you have too much heat in your body, it can be a burden, so it is better to keep the intake of about 5g per day.