Cordyceps fungi: natural products, pharmacological functions and developmental products.

@article{Zhou2009CordycepsFN,
  title={Cordyceps fungi: natural products, pharmacological functions and developmental products.},
  author={Xuanwei Zhou and Zhenghua Gong and Ying jun Su and J. -L. Lin and Kexuan Tang},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={279-91}
}
OBJECTIVES Parasitic Cordyceps fungi, such as Cordyceps sinensis, is a parasitic complex of fungus and caterpillar, which has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries particularly in China, Japan and other Asian countries. This article gives a general idea of the latest developments in C. sinensis research, with regard to the active chemical components, the pharmacological effects and the research and development of products in recent years. KEY FINDINGS The common names for… CONTINUE READING
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