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Traditional uses and medicinal potential of Cordyceps sinensis of Sikkim.

Published on Jan 1, 2011in Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
· DOI :10.4103/0975-9476.78183
Ashok Kumar Panda4
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Kailash Chandra Swain1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Manipal University)
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Abstract
Cordyceps sinensis has been described as a medicine in old Chinese medical books and Tibetan medicine. It is a rare combination of a caterpillar and a fungus and found at altitudes above 4500m in Sikkim. Traditional healers and local people of North Sikkim recommend the mushroom, i.e., Yarsa gumba, Keera jhar (C. sinensis ) for all diseases either as a single drug or combined with other herbs. The present study was undertaken to collect information regarding the traditional uses of cordyceps in Sikkim. It was found that most local folk healers/traditional healers use cordyceps for the treatment of 21 ailments. A modern literature search was carried out to assess whether the curative effects are valid or just blind faith of local people. Chemical constituents of cordyceps are given and pharmacological and biological studies reviewed. More mechanism-based and disease-oriented clinical studies are recommended.
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Published on Mar 29, 2019in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2.48
Su-Jin Jung4
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(CBNU: Chonbuk National University),
Eun-Soo Jung4
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(CBNU: Chonbuk National University)
+ 3 AuthorsSoo-Wan Chae25
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(CBNU: Chonbuk National University)
Background Cordyceps is a traditional Chinese herb that produces various biopharmaceutical effects, including immune-enhancing effects. In this study, we prepared a Cordyceps mycelium culture extract (Paecilomyces hepiali, CBG-CS-2) to confirm its efficacy in enhancing the immune system and to evaluate its safety in healthy adults.
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Published on Feb 17, 2019in Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 7.05
Xiao Li (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences), Qing Liu1
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(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 4 AuthorsCaihong Dong10
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(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
AbstractChinese cordyceps, an entity of the Chinese caterpillar fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis, syn. Cordyceps sinensis) that parasitizes ghost moth larvae, is one of the best known traditional Chinese medicines and is found exclusively on the Tibetan Plateau with limited natural resources. Although the fungus O. sinensis can grow on artificial substrates and the ghost moth has been successfully reared, the large-scale artificial cultivation of Chinese cordyceps has only recently been accomplis...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019
Sanjana Kaul14
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Malvi Choudhary + 2 AuthorsManoj K. Dhar15
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Mushrooms being considered as ‘elixir of life’ are valued for their culinary and therapeutic purpose throughout the world. They are widely appreciated as human food for centuries and represent an untapped reservoir of bioactive metabolites. This chapter gives a comprehensive overview on the diversity and indigenous knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms in Himalayan region of India. The diverse topographical features and altitudinal variation in Himalayan region of India favours luxuriant bi...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019
Rahul Chaubey , Jitendra Singh1
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+ 1 AuthorsAmit Kumar3
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Cordyceps are entomopathogenic fungi, which include about 400 species, have cosmopolitan distribution, and are dominant and abundantly found in humid temperate and tropical forests. Cordyceps attacks mainly the insect larvae, with few reports on pupa and adults; the fungus invades and gradually replaces the host tissue by its mycelium. Cordyceps host range is very wide but predominant on two orders Coleoptera and Lepidoptera. Cordyceps species have diverse pharmaceutical properties and are commo...
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Fitoterapia 2.43
Opeyemi Joshua Olatunji3
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(PSU: Prince of Songkla University),
Jian Tang4
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(Jiangsu University)
+ 3 AuthorsZhen Ouyang5
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(Jiangsu University)
Abstract The genus Cordyceps has about 750 identified species which are distributed in many regions of the World, but mainly found in South Asia, Europe and North America. The species of the genus are highly priced and are widely used as food and medicine for the treatment of various ailments. This present review compiles literature information on the ethno-medicinal, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of species in the genus Cordycep s. In addition, the review also suggest recommenda...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Complementary Therapies in Medicine 1.98
Bertrand Loyeung2
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(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney),
John Lee1
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(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
+ 1 AuthorsChris Zaslawski14
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(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
Abstract Objectives An unblinded randomised trial can result in biased treatment effect estimates and lead to erroneous conclusions on the efficacy of the therapeutic intervention. Unlike pharmaceutical substances, Chinese herbal medicines have special characteristics including texture, colour, odour and taste as the origin of these constituents are different. In addition, its distinctive odour makes blinding of Chinese herbal medicine RCTs very difficult, as the placebo substance needs to match...
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Published on Apr 26, 2018in Molecules 3.06
Ping Zhang2
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Saina Li2
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+ 5 AuthorsBin Liu1
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Since the cost of Ophiocordyceps sinensis, an important fungal drug used in Chinese medicine, has increased dramatically, and the counterfeits may have adverse health effects, a rapid and precise marker using the peptide mass spectrometry identification system could significantly enhance the regulatory capacity. In this study, we determined the marker peptides in the digested mixtures of fungal proteins in wild O. sinensis fruiting bodies and various commercially available mycelium fermented pow...
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Hung-Ngoc Dang1
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(NPUST: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology),
Chun-Li Wang1
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(NPUST: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology),
Horng-Liang Lay1
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(NPUST: National Pingtung University of Science and Technology)
Abstract Effects of subculture conditions on the mycelium growth and antioxidant capacity assessment of Cordyceps militaris trains AG-1 and PSJ-1 were carried out in laboratory during the autumn-winter season of 2015. Different temperature regimes and nutrition, vitamins levels, grain in substrate were evaluated for optimization on mycelium growth. The results showed that two strains AG-1 and PSJ-1 can grow the maximum mycelium radial at the temperature of 24 °C. The mycelium growth was improved...
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