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cordyceps

As of today, there is probably no one who has never heard of the term “Cymphony” or “Tong Chao”, an herb that is claimed to enhance sexual performance. What exactly is “Cymphony”, and does it have properties according to those claims? This article has the answer.

Cordyceps, also known as "Viagra of the Himalayas" or Tang Thanh Chao or Thanh Thanh Chao translate to thai “Winter is a worm Summer is grass" or known as "grass worm" because This herbal medicine consists of 2 parts: the caterpillar part is the caterpillar of the butterfly. The scientific name is Hepialus armoricanus Oberthiir and on the worm there is a boletus, the scientific name Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Saec.

In winter, this worm hibernates underground in snowy mountains. when the ice starts to melt The mushroom spores are blown away with the melting ice. and fall to the ground Then these worms eat the spores. And by summer, the spores begin to grow into mycelium by sucking nutrients and minerals from the caterpillars. Fibers grow out of the worm's stomach. and sprouted from its mouth These mushrooms need sunlight, so they grow into the ground. The external appearance resembles a cylinder. The worm itself will gradually die in the form of a mummified worm. Therefore, cordyceps that are used as medicine is The dried worms and mushrooms

Cordyceps are found in the grasslands in the mountains of China (Tibet), Nepal and Bhutan, at an altitude of 10,000-12,000 feet above sea level. Currently, there is a culture Most of which are cultivated in the southern region of Qinghai Province. Shangdou districts in Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. Cordyceps are collected in early spring. When the caterpillars are dug out of the ground Rinse thoroughly with water and then dry. Storage Should be kept dry.It is a medicinal herb that has been used widely in China for centuries. It has traditional medicinal properties that are widely used in China in terms of stimulating erectile dysfunction. and used as a tonic for the body Nourish internal organs such as lungs, liver and kidneys, etc.

Chemical composition of cordyceps
Cordyceps are rich in various beneficial substances, including polysaccharides. Contains galactomannan, nucleotides (adenosine, cordycepin), cordycepic acid, amino acids and sterols (ergosterol, beta-sitosterol). Vit E, K, B1, B2 and B12) and minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and selenium), etc.
human research report

Although "Cord Rentals" are widely used and expensive. But there is very little scientific data on systematic human studies. Most of them are case studies only, for example.

A case study of the effect on sexual performance stimulation It found that a research in 22 men used cordyceps as a dietary supplement. It was found that it increased the number of spermatozoa in sperm by 33% and decreased the amount of abnormal sperm by 29%. Another case study in 189 males and females with sexual desire. sex drop Cordyceps can help increase symptoms and sexual desire by 66%. There is also research supporting that taking cordyceps can help protect and improve the functioning of the adrenal glands. Hormones from the thymus gland And the number of fertilized sperm increases by 300% and increases a woman's sexual desire by 86%.
A case study of the immune system stimulating effect In this study, five men (mean age 35 years) were also provoked by alveoli. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been found to reduce the production of inflammatory substances such as interlukin-1beta (IL-1beta), interlukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-8 (IL-8), interleukin-10. (IL-10) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), thereby improving the immune system.
A case study of the hypoglycemic effect By giving diabetics to take 3 grams of cordyceps per day, it was found that blood sugar levels were controlled by 95%, while the group treated with modern medicine managed to control their sugar levels by only 54%.

A case study of the effect on restoring kidney function By giving patients with chronic renal failure to eat 3-5 grams of cordyceps/day, it was found that cordyceps improved kidney function. It was found that after giving patients to take Cordyceps continuously for a period of 1 month, it can help reduce various complications caused by kidney failure, such as lowering blood pressure. decreased protein levels in the urine reduce the incidence of anemia and increases the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is an antioxidant And it was reported that in patients with impaired renal function after taking cordyceps 4.5 g/day with gentamicin, it resulted in 89% improvement in renal function to normal compared to the control group after taking Cordyceps internally 6. day

Pharmacological research study
It is an in vitro and animal experiment. It was found that cordyceps had the effect of balancing the body. boost the immune system antioxidant activity anti-cancer effect lower blood sugar levels anti-inflammatory and stimulate sexual performance, etc.

Caution
- Caution should be used in diabetic patients. Because cordyceps have the ability to reduce blood sugar. to enhance the effect of blood sugar lowering drugs
-Caution should be exercised in patients receiving antiplatelet aggregation drugs. Because cordyceps have an anti-platelet aggregation effect.
-Caution should be exercised in patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs. (immunosuppressive) This is because Cordyceps has the effect of stimulating the immune system.

Cordyceps is regarded as the most popular herb nowadays. It is used according to the properties of wisdom that has been around for more than a century. But scientific data, especially clinical studies, are scarce. Therefore, the use of cordyceps must be carefully considered because cordyceps are priced very high. It is also found that in the market there are many levels of cordyceps of high quality. According to Chinese wisdom, the quality of cordyceps is classified into 3 levels, the best level. The length of the mushroom is equal to the length of the worm (approximately 3-4 centimeters). Currently, golden cordyceps are cultivated, which is the same genus as Cordyceps, but different species.

And there are claims that the quality is better than Thanh Thanh Rental. which will require further study to prove In addition, the daily serving size for adults (over 18 years) is approximately 3-9 grams, mixed with hot water or cooking. Excessive use can cause negative effects. Its use in pregnant women, lactating women and children is insufficient. and should not be used in people allergic to cordyceps mushrooms.

Patients with chronic bronchitis and patients with irregular heartbeat Therefore, caution should be exercised and additional studies should be conducted to support the use of cordyceps in the treatment of diseases for the safety and maximum benefit to consumers.