Cordyceps, or Tang Thang, the King of Chinese herbs Meaning “grass caterpillars” or “winter is a caterpillar, summer is a grass” caterpillars that live on the highlands of Tibet often hibernate underneath. Snow in winter When the summer is getting warmer. The ice begins to melt into water. These hibernating worms Will eat the spores This causes the living mushrooms to become parasites and grow to form fibers out of the head of the worm. Weak and Dead Directly the head of the worm There will be parts that grow out of the mixture of worms and dead mushrooms. Which in this section we will call it “Cordyceps”
The cycle of cordyceps origin
- Butterflies reproduce by laying their eggs on the ground or leaf grass.
- After a while, the larvae hatch from the egg and then submerge into the soil to grow.
- Due to the soil and weather conditions that cause spores and soil fungi, the larvae become infected.
- The fungus in the larva grows and begins to feed on the larvae from within. Until coming out to the surface of the embryo or grow out like a horn or as we call cordyceps
- Within the bag-like structure, the spore generates the spore and forms a cycle of cordyceps.
Cordyceps are known scientifically as Ophiocordyceps Sinensis Most often, Cordyceps are found in Tibet, Xinhai Province, Gansunan Province. And the Himalayas In India, Bhutan and Nepal, the cordyceps worms have become the birthplace of many useful herbs. Which originated in the high mountains Making it difficult to reach. In addition, it is popular for eating because it is a herb that has many properties. Therefore, They are expensive and difficult to find, which can be eaten fresh, boiled, or extracted into capsules, as is widely seen today.