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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Cordyceps sinensis: A caterpillar fungus

Smita Sah, Poonam P Shete, Subrata Bhunia and Aditya Kumar Sahoo
Ophiocordyceps sinensis which is substantially known as Cordyceps sinensis is generally known as caterpillar fungus, or by the most prominent name yartsa gunbu. It's an entomopathogenic fungus that grows on insects. It's substantially plant in the meadows above 3500 meters on Tibetan Plateau in Southwest China and Himalayan zone of Bhutan and Nepal. It parasitizes larvae of ghost moth and produces a fruiting body which utilized to be valuated as an herbal remedy and in traditional Chinese drug. The entire fungus-caterpillar combination is hand- collected for curative use. They're currently cultivated on an artificial scale for their use in classical Chinese drug. In pastoral Tibet, yartsa gunbu has become the most important source of cash earnings. costs have hyped continuously, specifically since the late 1990s. In 2008, 1 kilogram traded for US$ for minimum quality to over US$ for the best quality, largest larvae.
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How to cite this article:
Smita Sah, Poonam P Shete, Subrata Bhunia and Aditya Kumar Sahoo. Cordyceps sinensis: A caterpillar fungus. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 787-792.

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