Cordyceps is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to tonify and strengthen the Lungs, nourish and fortify the Kidneys, and enhance general health and wellbeing.
Cordyceps is considered a life-enhancing herb as it nourishes both the Yin and Yang, and it is revered as an absolute superior herb in the Daoist Tonic Herbal tradition.
In the Daoist herbal tradition, cordyceps is also used to increase physical performance; we reduce our recovery time after exertion and cultivate an overall robust feeling in the body, mind, and spirit when using this mushroom. It's also an immunological powerhouse and a great herb to strengthen our capacity for the ultimate source of life and energy - the breath!
We love to use cordyceps to help combat coughs and phlegm; it's a great ally for preventing cold and flu and in the stages of recuperation (just avoid if you have an active fever - see Contraindications below).
Wild cordyceps (C. sinensis) are rare and expensive to source; wild cordy is also quite an extreme herb! Fully wild cordyceps consist of a blade-like mushroom body growing from the head of a caterpillar; yep, this fungus uses caterpillars as its host. We use a vegan cultivated form of Cs-4 cordyceps - see Sourcing below for full details.
Traditionally used in Traditional Chinese medicine to:
- Enrich/nourish/tonify/fortify/strengthen Kidneys
- Help enhance/promote general health and wellbeing
- Tonify/nourish/strengthen/replenish Lungs
SuperFeast Cordyceps is produced via a unique liquid fermentation process. Due to the prohibitive cost of wild cordyceps, the Chinese developed a cordyceps mycelium which they now grow in liquid fermentation tanks.
This pure mycelium product is known as Cs-4 and this is what we use at SuperFeast. We choose this style of cultivation as it is the closest in effects to wild cordyceps and can be grown in a liquid broth, rather than on grain, which taints the end product. Our grower has a unique and secret (vegan) broth recipe that makes our Cs-4 cordyceps stand out from the rest; try it and you’ll see what we mean.
Not to be used when experiencing an acute fever.
Store below 30°C.
Keep out of reach of children.
Packed in Australia from imported ingredients.
Talk to a TCM practitioner/health professional if you are unsure if this medicine is right for you.