Exotic Himalayan Mushroom Threatened By Climate Change

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2011-10-28: World’s most exotic
caterpillars – the Cordyceps mushrooms – that grow exclusively in the Himalayan
region, are under climate change threat.   Cordyceps/Caterpillar mushroom is a
rare specie of edible fungi widely used both in clinical medicine and as a household
remedy. There are few countries where Cordyceps grow in the wild. These are Nepal, Bhutan and
the Tibetan Highlands of China. Locally known as
“Yartsa Goenbub” (Bhutanese) and “Yarcha Gumba” (Nepali), the mushroom is
considered potent at strengthening lung and kidneys, increasing energy
and vitality, stopping hemorrhage,… more

~ by narhvalur on October 29, 2011.

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