19 May Health Benefits of Cordyceps
The seminar titled “Research on the Health Benefits of Cordyceps sinensis was held on May 19, 2008 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The guest speaker, Dr. Josh Zhu, had conducted in-depth researches in this expensive Chinese herb. The research papers had been published in international and well-known scientific journals. He told the audience one of his important findings that there are lots of uncertainties in researching the Chinese fungal herb because at different stages of its life cycle the biological constituents in it are not the same. Because of the exceedingly high price and scanty natural sources of the genuine herb, researchers have been using selected mycelia spices grown inside the herb for research. Studies have revealed Cordyceps sinensis can provide over a dozen health benefits. The most prominent benefit is the enhancing the endurance of physical exercise in the elderly and athletes.