Boosting the Immune System with Cordyceps

Many people seek for cure from bacterial or viral infections using pharmaceutical drugs. Definitely, in the majority of cases they do help to eliminate the problem. However, there is at least one situation when the vast majority of us resort to herbal remedies in the first place.

Every human being is well acquainted with the feeling of overall tiredness, extreme fatigue, lack of energy and vitality. At some periods of life everyone can get beaten by the constant rush, hustle and bustle, and health problems, striking our bodies from time to time. So, what do we usually do if we need to generally support our weak organisms? As a matter of fact, we mainly think of strengthening our immune system, which is very effectively done with the help of herbs.

One of the best options to renew body energy, to boost the immune system, to return vitality, and restore strength in order to keep pace with the rhythm of modern life is said to be cordyceps – one of the oldest Chinese herbal remedies. It is a fungus, which parasitizes in insect larvae. Since it is very difficult to gather in wild, it has always been very rare and very expensive. These days, however, the fungus is grown in the laboratories.

Cordyceps sinensis is being thoroughly studied by the Chinese and Japanese scientists, who have already proved that the fungus really shows promising results in fighting multiple diseases. One of its most valuable benefits is enhancing the immune system by increasing the number and boosting the activity of the natural killer cells, which protect the body from viruses and bacteria.

One study reported of the increase in the cellular activity of healthy patients by 74%. Research also shows cordyceps’ ability to significantly improve immune system functioning in cancer patients and destroy cancer cells.

A number of polysaccharides found in Cordyceps sinensis are believed to play an important role in enhancing the immune system. With their help the defensive power of the body is increased. In addition, cordyceps extracts help the immune system to fight against free radicals and the damage they cause to the body. That is why it is said that the fungus has antioxidant properties, which slow down the processes of body aging.

Cordyceps’ compounds also improve cellular oxygen absorption and delivering nutrients and oxygen to every part of the organism. Besides, fungus is capable of increasing energy production in the cells.

One more valuable property of cordyceps is its ability to work for immuno-compromized people – those after radio- or chemotherapy and patients with HIV.

Many scientists still note that more research is necessary to officially acknowledge cordyceps benefits. Many people, however, use the fungus to treat health disorders and enhance the immune system having much trust in the words of experienced herbalists, who especially underline cordyceps’ safety.

ilham2010-08-10 09:57:53
i live in nederlands i can find cordyceps sinensis any were hier so please tel me how i can finded
Anonymous2008-11-12 01:36:16
is Cordyceps an effective cure for hepatitis-B?