(United Kingdom) Chinense Caterpillar Fungus
Alias – Chinese caterpillar fungus, cordyceps, winter worm summer grass.
Source – Bureau for the ergot fungus fungus fungus Cordyceps sinensis Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc. Parasitic insects, bats, moths Hepialidae Hepialus armoricanus Oberthur child seat on the overwintering larvae and the larvae of the body complex.
Plant morphology – Sub-seat single-sheng, dilute 2 to 3, from the host head, give birth, long 4 ~ 11cm, base diameter of 1.5 ~ 4mm, upwards gradually narrow and thin, his head swollen into a nearly cylindrical shape, brown, long a ~ 4.5 cm, diameter 2.5 ~ 6mm. Perithecia near the surface of-sheng, a little caught in the child seat base, the oval-shaped to oval.
Born in 3000 ~ 4000m altitude alpine meadow soil. Primary production in Sichuan, and Yunnan.
Collect and process – 6 ~ July child seat unearthed ascospores does not diverge when harvesting, drying, or low-temperature drying.
Characters – parasites like silkworms, long 3 ~ 5cm, diameter of 3 ~ 8mm; head, reddish-brown, long a child seat; deep yellow to yellow-brown chest and abdomen, chest section 3, three pairs of thoracic feet, abdominal section 10, gastropods 5 pairs of the central 4 on the obvious; surface areas 20 to 30; crisp yellow section. Sub-Block slender cylindrical, slightly twisted, long 3 ~ 7 (11) cm, diameter 1.5 ~ 4mm, surface, gray-brown to brown color, with fine longitudinal wrinkles, head slightly enlarged; qualitative flexibility, cross-section class white, like fiber like. Gas micro-fishy taste, slightly bitter flavor.
Chemical composition – containing crude protein, amino acids, D-mannitol that is, “Chinese caterpillar fungus acid”, cordycepin (3′-deoxyadenosin, cordycepin), ergosterol, galactomannan, uracil, adenine and so on.
Sexual Flavor – nature, sweet.
Indication – Bufei kidney, bleeding phlegm. For chronic cough virtual asthma, labor cough hemoptysis, impotence and nocturnal emission, waist and knee pain.