Dosage : -0.5 gm. 2 times in a day.
Cordyceps militaris is a potential harbour of bio-metabolites for herbal drugs and evidences are available about its
applications for revitalization of various systems of the body from ancient times. Amongst all the species, C. militaris is
considered as the oldest source of some useful chemical constituents. Besides their popular applications for tonic medicine
by the all stairs of the community, the constituents of C. militaris are now used extensively in modern systems of medicine.
The current survey records the mysterious potentials of C. militaris are boosting up the present herbal treatments, as well as
gearing up the green pharmacy revolution, in order to create a friendly environment with reasonable safety. Evidence showed
that the active principles of C. militaris are beneficial to act as pro-sexual, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant/anti-aging,
anti-tumour/anti-cancer/anti-leukemic, anti-proliferative, anti-metastatic, immunomodulatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial,
anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, insecticidal, larvicidal, anti-fibrotic, steroidogenic, hypoglacaemic, hypolipidaemic,
anti-angiogenetic, anti-diabetic, anti-HIV, anti-malarial, anti-fatigue, neuroprotective, liver-protective, reno-protective as well
as pneumo-protective, let alone their other synergistic activities, which let it be marketable in the western countries as
over-the-counter medicine. A number of culture techniques for this mushroom have been noticed, for example, storage/stock
culture, pre-culture, popular/indigenous culture (spawn culture, husked rice culture and saw dust culture) and,
special/laboratory culture (shaking culture, submerged culture, surface liquid culture and continuous/repeated batch culture).
The prospects for herbal biotechnology regarding drug discovery using C. militaris delivering what it has promised are high,
as the technology is now extremely more powerful than before. This study chiefly highlights the medicinal uses of the
mushroom C. militaris including its culture techniques, also aiming to draw sufficient attention of the
researchers to the frontier research needs in this context.