Yarsagumba
Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a fungus that parasitizes larvae of ghost moths and produces a fruiting body valued as an herbal remedy. The fungus germinates in the living larva, kills and mummifies it, and then the stalk-like fruiting body emerges from the corpse. It is known in English colloquially as caterpillar fungus, or by its more prominent foreign names (see below): yartsa gunbu or yatsa gunbu (Tibetan), or Dōng chóng xià cǎo (Chinese: 冬虫夏草; literally "winter worm, summer grass").
The moths in which O. sinensis grows are ambiguously referred to as "ghost moth", which identifies either a single species or the genus Thitarodes, and the species parasitized by O. sinensis may be one of several Thitarodes that live on the Tibetan Plateau (Tibet, Qinghai, West-Sichuan, SW-Gansu & NW Yunnan), and the Himalayas (India, Nepal, Bhutan).
O. sinensis is known in the West as a medicinal mushroom, and its use has a long history in Traditional Chinese medicine as well as Traditional Tibetan medicine. The hand-collected fungus-caterpillar combination is valued by herbalists and as a status symbol; it is used as an aphrodisiac and treatment for ailments such as fatigue and cancer, although such use is mainly based on traditional Chinese medicine and anecdote. Recent research however seems to indicate a variety of beneficial effects in animal testing, including increased physical endurance through heightened ATP production in rats.

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What is YarsaGumba: YARSAGUMBA (himalayan viagra) — source ...
Yarsagumba - himalayan viagra - Caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps sinensis). One of the best energie booster in traditional Chinese medicine.
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Ophiocordyceps sinensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... "summer grass winter bug"], which is the source of the Nepali यार्शागुम्बा, yarshagumba, yarchagumba or Yarsagumba. The transliteration in Bhutan is ...
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Yarsagumba: The Himalayan Viagra - Peter Zuckerman
Half insect and half fungus, Yarsagumba is “the Himalayan Viagra.”
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Jun 11, 2012 ... Climate change and overharvesting have put a Himalayan fungus valued for its purported aphrodisiac qualities at risk of extinction. Known ...
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Jan 30, 2013 ... The Yarsagumba industry is worth up to $11 billion a year.
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Mar 11, 2012 ... Nepalese villagers endure harsh temperatures and steep hikes to harvest Yarsagumba, the rare fungus known as “Himalayan Viagra,” which ...
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Oct 18, 2007 ... Yarsagumba or Yarchagumbu is an exceptional and incredible herb that grows in the pastures above 3,300 meters upto 4000 meters in the ...
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Half insect and half fungus, Yarsagumba is “the Himalayan Viagra. ... By a creator of The Laramie Project, by Leigh Fondakowski, University of Minnesota Press.
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Yarsagumba - THE NEW GOLD RUSH Translating from a Tibetan word meaning summer plant, winter insect', ... Found in western Nepal in subalpine pastures at altitudes higher than 3500m, Yarsagumba grows when the fungus Cordyceps ...
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and the mineral Silajit (a natural form of asphalt). Concerning two other species, viz. Panchaunle (Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D.Don) Soo) and Yarsagumba (the fungus Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc), even their collection is banned. Sources ...
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Nirmal Bhattarai, Madhav Bahadur Karki, 2002
MAP collectors in the study area are aware of the rules before February 2001, and also know that the ban on Yarsagumba was lifted; they had not heard about the ban on kutki by autumn 2001. The bans on collection have had some effect on ...
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Bhag Mal, Prahlad Narain Mathur, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, 1999
For example, jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Yarsagumba (Cordyceps sinensis), panchaunie (Orchis latifolia), etc. are well-known herbal medicinal plants. Use of herbal medicinal plants is still the principal system of therapy in different ...
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Nepal as a Federal State- Lessons from Indian Experience
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Flora and fauna of forest were greatly destroyed. There was over harvesting of Yarsagumba, the high value medicinal plants. 49 Cost of Damaging Infrastructure The following table presents an account of the number of infrastructural facilities, ...
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Vive Sana: El Hongo Yarsagumba, potentísimo afrodisiaco natural convierte Nepal en un país fantasma
Aldeas sin gente, escuelas cerradas… así es Nepal en tiempos de la cosecha primaveral de un hongo poco común que, aseguran, tiene un efecto diez veces más potente que la Viagra. Se trata del hongo Yarsagumba (Cordyceps sinensis), que crece en las montañas del Tíbet a una altura de unos 4.
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