Information on Bhutanese Cordyceps Sinensis


Cordyceps Sinensis is known as the “Caterpillar Mushroom” because it was traditionally harvested from a rare species of caterpillar found in the remote mountainous regions of China, Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan.

Due to the difficulties involved in harvesting this exotic fungus, Cordyceps Sinensis has always been one of the most expensive medicines known.

Over the millennia, Cordyceps Sinensis has been treasured throughout Asia as one of the most effective natural tonics to strengthen vitality and promote longevity. A precious herbal adaptogen, Cordyceps Sinensis contains many active ingredients, including ribonucleosides, mannitol, sterols, organic acids, polysaccharides, proteins, polyamines, amino acids, dismutase, dipeptides, vitamins, and a variety of trace elements.


Cordyceps Sinensis is a herbal medicine that can be found in the mountain ranges of Bhutan.

In Bhutan, Cordyceps Sinensis thrives at altitudes between 4000 to 5000 meters above sea level, in the cold, grassy, alpine pastures of Bumthang, Paro, Thimphu, Wangduephodrang, Gasa, Lhuntse, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse and Haa.

Every year collectors spend arduous weeks in the months of April, May and June collecting Cordyceps under the harsh conditions of the high altitudes. An experienced collector can collect only upto 10 to 50 pieces a day.

Health Benefits

Cordyceps Sinensis has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including respiratory problems, pulmonary diseases, renal and liver complications, cardiovascular diseases, and hyperlipidemia.

Cordyceps Sinensis is thought to be a remedy for weakness and fatigue and is often used as an overall rejuvenator to increase energy while recovering from serious illness.

Cordyceps Sinensis is currently being recommended and used by a growing number of doctors worldwide as adjunct to chemotherapy, radiation and other conventional and traditional cancer treatments.