Yarsagumba / Cordyceps Sinensis

Ophiocordyceps sinensis (formerly known as Cordyceps sinensis), known locally as Yarsagumba or yartsa gunbu, is an entomopathogenic fungus (a fungus that grows on insects) in the family Ophiocordycipitaceae. It is only found in the meadows above 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) in the Himalayan regions of Bhutan and Nepal and the Tibetan Plateau in Southwest China. It is extremely highly valued as a herbal remedy locally and in traditional Chinese medicine and now after vigorous testing, even in the developed world of western medicine. It is scientifically found to contains the compound cordycepin, an adenosine derivative.

Yarsagumba Benefits, Uses and Importance

Yarsagumba is well known as Himalayan viagra, because of its impact on the reproductive system and huge health benefits. It is used for clinical purposes and home remedies as well. Firstly, the medicinal properties of Yarsagumba were discovered in China around 2000 years ago. 

The potentiality of Yarchagumba includes, but not limited to, strengthening lungs and kidneys, increasing energy and vitality, stopping hemorrhage, decreasing phlegm etc. Its impact on the reproductive system is also beneficial.

Yarsagumba is also used for impotence, backache etc. It also contributes to increased blood production and sperm production as well. Cordyceps or Yarshagumba also helps to cure tiredness, chronic cough and asthma, impotence, debility, anemia, to build the bone marrow, emission, soreness of knees, and Yarchagumba also helps to strengthen the immune system for tumour patients.

Himalayan Yarsagumba

Sometimes, for the patients who are receiving Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and deficiency syndrome, it is used. The medicinal properties of Yarsagumba are also beneficial in alleviating fatigue, respiratory problems, and other lung-related kidney-related issues. It also helps to combat infertility in women and also cures erectile dysfunction in men.

The use of Yarsagumba is also beneficial for cardiovascular problems, sexual health, irregular heartbeats, allergic issues, and developing a strong immune system.

According to WebMD, Yarsagumba or Cordyceps is beneficial for Anemia, Breathing disorders, Lung infections (Bronchitis), Cough, Decreasing fatigue, Dizziness, Frequent urination at night, Heart arrhythmias, High cholesterol, Liver disorders, Promoting longevity, Ringing in the ears, Weakness etc. 

It also mentions that Yarsagumba can be beneficial for sexual problems that prevent satisfaction during sexual activity, a Kidney transplant. Also the Inflammation of the liver is caused by the Hepatitis B virus, Kidney damage caused by the drug cyclosporine. 

Kidney damage caused by contrast dyes, Chronic Kidney diseases, Kidney injury caused by antibiotics etc is also cured by yarsagumba though not fully proven for this use at the moment.

Side Effects of Yarsagumba

The oral use of cordyceps or Yarsagumba is safe in most of the cases. However, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Bleeding disorders and Surgery, there’s not enough evidence that the use of cordyceps is safe, so it’s better to stay on the safe side and avoid use in these conditions. The use of cordyceps might cause mild side effects such as diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal discomfort etc.

This is genuinely amazing product with scientifically shown benefits and results. Here is even a Healthline article elaborating its proven benefits https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cordyceps-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_8

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