Cordyceps: The Chinese Longevity Mushroom
Beth M. Ley, Ph.D.
Pages: 32
ISBN # 1-890766-21-6
Price: US$ 4.95

Cordyceps, like other fungi supplements, such as Reishi and Shiitake, are growing in popularity in the U.S. Today clinical studies support the health benefits long attributed to this very old supplement and this book will review some of its many varied powers. These include its use in the treatment of various immune disorders including respiratory problems such as bronchitis, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and many aging disorders such as loss of sex drive and other sexual problems. Cordyceps has also been shown to lower cholesterol, relax constricted lung tissue in asthmatics, stimulate the immune system, normalize heart rhythm, stop tinnitus when caused by inner ear fluid, improve liver function, and protect the kidneys.

The traditional uses of Cordyceps include improving circulation, function of the lungs, heart, kidneys and liver. Cordyceps was also used to boost general vitality increase longevity and improve sexual health. Cordyceps is known as a tonic for the kidney, which includes the reproductive system in traditional Chinese medicine. Cordyceps has a very balancing, normalizing effect on many aspects of human physiology.