Cordyceps (dong chong xia cao) Medicinal for improved Lung Qi
Cordyceps (dong chong xia cao)
Improved Lung & Kidney Qi
This interesting herb is actually half animal and half vegetable. The herb consists of a fungus that grows out of the carcass of a deceased insect.
Cordyceps is considered a major tonic that strengthens the YANG of the Lung and Kidney.
Until recently it has not been cultivatable and available only from the wild, making it extremely expensive. Lately, increased supply from successful cultivation, together with sourcing from South America has helped to lower the price of this valuable herb.