The artificial cultivation of medicinal Caterpillar Fungus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Ascomycetes): a review.

@article{Yue2013TheAC,
  title={The artificial cultivation of medicinal Caterpillar Fungus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Ascomycetes): a review.},
  author={Kai Xin Yue and Meng Ye and Xiao Lin and Zuji Zhou},
  journal={International journal of medicinal mushrooms},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={425-34}
}
Caterpillar fungus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis (syn. Cordyceps sinensis), is highly valued in China as a dietary supplement or tonic food and natural remedy. The combination of the fungus and dead insect has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, and evidence shows its efficacy on immunomodulatory potentials. The price of O. sinensis has continued to increase over the last few years due to growing worldwide demand, driving research to determine methods of artificial cultivation… CONTINUE READING
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