|Product Name||Cordyceps sinensis Extract|
|Latin Name||Ophiocordyceps sinensis|
|Color||Brown yellow fine powder|
|Test method||UV / TLC|
|Particle Size||100% pass 80 mesh|
|Loss on Drying||≤5%|
|Storage||In cool & dry place.Keep away from strong light and heat|
|Shelf life||2 years when properly stored|
The use of caterpillar fungus as folk medicine apparently originated in Tibet and Nepal. So far the oldest known text documenting its use was written in the late 15th century by the Tibetan doctor Zurkhar Nyamnyi Dorje.
The first mention of Ophiocordyceps sinensis in traditional Chinese medicine was in Wang Ang’s 1694 compendium of materia medica, Ben Cao Bei Yao.In the 18th Century it was listed in Wu Yiluo's Ben cao cong xin ("New compilation of materia medica"). The ethno-mycological knowledge on caterpillar fungus among the Nepalese people is documented. The entire fungus-caterpillar combination is hand-collected for medicinal use.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is regarded as having an excellent balance of yin and yang as it is considered to be composed of both an animal and a vegetable.