Cordyceps - Ophiocordyceps sinensis / Cordyceps militaris
Japanese name - Tochukas
Chinese name - Dong Chong Xia Cao
English name - Caterpillar Fungus
Cordyceps has traditionally been used as a supplement for the elderly and those recovering from long illness.
The main species used are: Ophiocordyceps sinensis (formerly Cordyceps sinensis) and cordycepin-rich Cordyceps militaris although other organisms have also been isolated from wild cordyceps specimens including Paecilomyces hepiali (CS4).
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