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yarsaYarsagumba or Yarchagumbu is an exceptional and incredible herb that grows in the pastures above 3,300 meters upto 4000 meters in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Bhutan, India and Tibet.

Yarsagumba is also known as the “Himalayan Viagra” or “Himalayan Gold” for its high medicinal and commercial value. It is mainly used as a treatment for impotency in many countries. Numerous scientific studies and research reveals that it has properties of antibiotic in it. Cordycep sinensis is used for lung and respiratory infection, pain, sciatica and backache. It also provides vitality and increases physical stamina of the body. Yarsa gumba is used by the Chinese to cure chronic hepatitis B and immune function such as dysfunctioning of liver.

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  1. Does yarsa gumba helps to regain nerve weakness caused by stroke ? As I heard from others it helps to cure paralyzed limbs is it true? Please infom me in detail.
    Paul

  2. Giza says : I absolutely agree with this !

  3. Dr shahid said:

    i have done firsty Ph.D on yartsa gumba plztell me about the product sell strategy.

    • suman parajuli said:

      hi we are company based in nepal . we are treading in yarsha gumba if yu r intrested in yarsha gumba business we can help you .
      contact us
      putha himal herbal enterprises pvt. ltd.
      kathmandu
      nepal.
      ph no.00877-9841269320

      • Balram Patel said:

        We are from gujrat state,India. We have our own company here dealing with neutraceuticals. we want to involve yarshagumba in our product list.please send me detail about how we can start business of it.waiting for your reply.

      • sandeep said:

        Please contact me on my cell +919820813355 for selling yarsha gamba.

      • prakash saraswat said:

        i m interested know more about yarsha gumba… please send me detail and price F O R india….. also send complete detail like use and others…i m interested in bulk qty… so please send me sample also…
        prakash saraswat
        AV Biotech
        87,indira colony,
        Banipark,
        Jaipur-302016
        Phone..094140 42320

      • prakash saraswat said:

        m interested know more about yarsha gumba… please send me detail and price F O R india….. also send complete detail like use and others…i m interested in bulk qty… so please send me sample also…
        prakash saraswat
        AV Biotech
        87,indira colony,
        Banipark,
        Jaipur-302016
        Phone..094140 42320

      • I am from The Baltics and would be interested in selling Yarsagumba here. If there are any producers or representatives please contact me by e mail. igors@latestvest.lv

    • prakash saraswat said:

      Hello Dr Shahid… congrats for Ph.D on Yarsha gumbu…myself prakash saraswat from AV Biotech Jaipur(india).. i have my own mfg unit of Aloevera health and cosmetics products and also dealing in herbs… i m interested in this herb.. please mail me on avbiotech@rediffmail.com and send me some detail about yarsha gumbu .. i think another name is keera jari ?? or possible to call me on 094140 42320… thanx

  4. Dear Dr Shahid,
    Thanks for your interest. Our website does not sale Yarsa Gumba. Some Nepalese companies have started to sell Yarsa in the form of tea bag. I searched for their Website but was unable to find it.

    Thank You.
    Samardeep

  5. Mabdhoj Ghale said:

    Dr Shahid,
    I am originally from Nepal and glad to hear that you did Phd in Yartsa Gumba. I am more then happy to assist you to import Yarsha Gumba if you would like. I have some parties who export Yartsha Gumba. Please phone me on 07881441275
    01252513077

    looking forward to hearing from you

    Mandhoj Ghale

  6. Dr. Sahid
    nice to hear that you are a doctrate in yartsagumba. I am performing a project on this topic. can you please provide me the thesis information in my email address? i would like to contact you. sudipbh90@gmail.com

  7. Dr shahid Sami Siddique said:

    May i need assistant from the nepal and china for more work on Yartsa gumba i have lots of the product for formulation and i need PDF enrollment or company processor on this topic.my contact no is 91-9412988266

  8. Dr shahid Sami Siddique said:

    I need to do PDF on cordyceps any university which help me regarding PDF position

  9. sohan singh said:

    we want to buy yarsagumba (caterpillar )pl. contact. us as soon as possible.

    thanks

    94610 30817 sohan singh
    9828064439 mandeep

  10. sohan singh said:

    we want to buy yarsagumba (caterpillar )pl. contact. us as soon as possible.

    thanks

    94610 30817 sohan singh
    9828064439 mandeep
    email:- spiderindia.tent@gmail.com

  11. sohan singh said:

    Caterpillar fungus, Vegetable Caterpillar or Yarsagumba is a Chinese medicine product that is a result of a parasitic relationship between a Cordyceps fungus and a caterpillar, (usually Thitarodes) in Tibet, southwestern mountains of China, and neighbouring areas. As the fungi invades, it grows off larvae and the end result is desiccated caterpillar shell, with a fungal fruiting body attached. It is known in the West primarily from its use in Traditional Chinese medicine, where it is a prized ingredient.
    [edit] Names
    In Tibetan it is known as Yartsa Gunbu [Wylie: dbyar rtswa dgun 'bu], source of Nepali:यार्सागुम्बा, Yarshagumba, Yarchagumba. It is also known as keera jhar or keeda ghas in India. Its name in Chinese “dong chong xia cao” (冬虫夏草) means “winter worm, summer grass” (meaning “worm in the winter, (turns to) plant in the summer”). The Chinese name is a literal translation of the original Tibetan name, which was first recorded in the 15th Century by the Tibetan doctor Zurkhar Namnyi Dorje (Wylie: Zur mkhar mnyam nyid rdo rje’s [1439-1475]) in his text: Man ngag bye ba ring bsrel (Oral Instructions on a Myriad of Medicines).
    The name ‘vegetable caterpillar’ is a clear misnomer. Caterpillar fungus is a preferable term.
    In traditional Chinese medicine, its name is often abbreviated as “chong cao”, a name that also applies to other Cordyceps species, such as C. militaris.
    Strangely, sometimes in Chinese English language text Cordyceps sinensis is referred to as ‘Aweto’, which is the Maori name for a different Cordyceps species from New Zealand. In Japanese it is known as tochukaso/tohchukaso.
    Natural history
    The caterpillar prone to infection by the fungus lives underground in alpine grass and shrublands on the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas at an altitude between 3000m and 5000m. Spending up to five years underground before pupating, the caterpillar is attacked while feeding on roots. The fungus invades the body of the Thitarodes caterpillars, filling its entire body cavity with mycelium and eventually killing and mummifying it. The caterpillars die near the tops of their burrows. The dark brown to black fruiting body (or mushroom) emerges from the ground in spring or early summer, always growing out of the forehead of the caterpillar. The long, usually columnar fruiting body reaches 5-15 cm above the surface and releases spores.
    In Nepal caterpillar fungus is found on the subalpine pastures in Dolpo in Karnali Zone and Darchula in mahakali zone. It is also common in Bhutan and India’s Himachal Pradesh. Reports from distribution outside of High Asia are probably erroneous and relate to other species of Cordyceps, e.g. Cordyceps militaris.
    It is not certain how the fungus infects the caterpillar; possibly by ingesting a fungal spore or by the fungus mycelium invading the insect through one of its breathing pores.
    It is also found in Nandadevi centuary in Uttarakhand Himalayas of India. In the onset of Summer grasslands of Delisera, Dharansi, Malari are populated by the local people, who can be seen crouching on the ground and looking for the “Kira Jari” or the caterpillar root. The locals clean this fungus, dry it and sell it at 100 – 150 rupees (Indian currency) each.[citation needed]
    Because of its rarity and value, inter-village conflicts over the grasslands has become a headache of the local governing bodies.[citation needed]
    [edit] Use in Medicine
    [edit] Traditional Chinese medicine
    The first mention of Cordyceps sinensis in traditional Chinese Medicine was in the 18th Century.[1]
    The entire fungus-caterpillar combination is hand-collected for medicinal use.
    The fungus is highly prized by practitioners of Tibetan medicine, Chinese medicine and traditional herbal Folk medicines, in which it is used as an aphrodisiac and as a treatment for a variety of ailments from fatigue to cancer. It is regarded as having an excellent balance of yin and yang as it is apparently both animal and vegetable (though it is in actuality not vegetable, but fungal). Assays have found that Cordyceps species produce many pharmacologically active substances. They are now cultivated on an industrial scale for their medicinal value.
    The popularity of this fungus recently grew because two female Chinese athletes, Wang Junxia and Qu Yunxia, who beat the world records for 1500, 3000 and 10,000 meters in 1993 in Stuttgart, were reported to have used Cordyceps at the recommendation of their coach. However, this version of the events that lead to the extraordinary records of the Chinese women’s team was regarded as a smoke screen by many doping experts[who?]. Interestingly, the Chinese athletes could not repeat their performance in the following years, indicating further that illegal doping might have been involved.
    According to Bensky (2006), laboratory-grown C. sinensis mycelium has similar clinical efficacy and less associated toxicity. He notes a toxicity case of constipation, abdominal distension, and decreased peristalsis, two cases of irregular menstruation, and one case report of amenorrhea following ingestion of tablets or capsules containing C. sinensis. In Chinese medicine C. sinensis is considered sweet and warm, it enters the Lung and Kidney channels; the typical dosage is 3-9 grams.[2]
    [edit] Treatment of radiation poisoning
    Some work has been published in which Cordyceps sinensis has been used to protect the bone marrow and digestive systems of mice from whole body irradiation.[3]
    [edit] Economics and impact
    Its value gave it a role in the Nepalese Civil War, as the Nepalese Maoists and government forces fought for control of the lucrative export trade during the June – July harvest season. Collecting yarchagumba in Nepal had only been legalised in 2001, and now demand is highest in countries such as China, Thailand, Korea and Japan. By 2002, the herb was valued at R 105,000 ($1,435) per kilogram, allowing the government to charge a royalty of R 20,000 ($280) per kilogram.
    In Tibet, Yartsa Gunbu developed to become the most important source of cash income in rural Tibet. Prices are increasing continuously, especially since the late 1990s. In 2007, one kg traded for US$3000 (lowest quality) to over US$15,000 (best quality equalling the largest larvae).
    The search for Cordyceps sinensis is often perceived to pose a threat for the environment of the Tibetan Plateau where it grows. While it has been collected for centuries and is still common in such collection areas, current collection rates are much higher than in historical times.
    Cordyceps producers like to perpetuate the story that unscrupulous harvesters insert twigs into the stromata of wild C. sinensis to increase the weight and therefore the price paid. Tiny twigs are only used when the stromata is broken from the caterpillar, and has nothing to do with weight increases. Supposedly at some point in the past, someone has inserted lead wires with which to increase weight, however, each year hundreds of millions of specimens are harvested and this appears to have been a one time occurrence.[citation needed]
    Cultivated C. sinensis mycelium is an alternative to wild-harvested C. sinensis, and producers claim it may offer improved consistency. Artificial culture of C. sinensis is typically by growth of the pure mycelium in liquid culture (in China) or on grains (in the West). Stromata are not produced apart from the insect host.

    Chinese Cordyceps fungus (Cordyceps sinensis) – Yarchagumba Herb
    The Cordyceps is a rare species of plant widely used both in clinical medicine and as a household remedy. It is also considered potent at strengthening lung and kidneys, increasing energy and vitality, stopping hemorrhage, decreasing phlegm, and as an overall tonic. The Cordyceps sinensis, a combination of insect and plant remains inactive in winter and comes out in summer. Of the two types, the black one is more expensive than the white. Yarchagumba is a parasitic species that grows in a species of moth. Where the Yarsagumba grows, the moth larvae does not decompose as the Yarchagumba protects it from bacteria. In Nepal, Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) locally called as “Yarchagumba” (Yarshagumba) which is an insect parasite fungus having high commercial demand as tonic/aphrodisiac. Yarchagumba, also known as caterpillar-fungus is a rare species of parasitic fungus found in the highlands of Nepal. Cordyceps is found in subalpine pasture lands of Nepal including Jumla and Dolpa area belonging to Karnali zone. Yarchagumba, which means (herb of life), is actually a lichen which grows on the body of a larva, is found on the high hills of Dolpo and this is collected during the spring and early summer when the snow melt and lichens sprout out on the hills. Yarchagumba is found at 14,000 feet (about 4,300m) and above. Wild Cordyceps sinensis is also found in Tibetan Highlands of China, in India and in Bhutan. In Nepal, no significant research has been been conducted on Yarchagumba. China is conducting researches on Yarchagumba. China has monopolised the knowledge and market.
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    Medicine uses

    Cordecypes sinensis is good for reinforcing the lung and kidneys, arresting bleeding and dispelling phlegm. It is taken for shortness of breath, asthma, impotency, emission, soreness of loins and knees, dizziness and tinnitus.
    Actions: Adaptogen, tonic, immune stimulant, restorative.
    Cordyceps sinensis Common Use: Caterpillar fungus or Winter Worm – Summer Grass, those are the common names used for the highly prized Chinese tonic herb Cordyceps, which gained national publicity in mainstream publications a few years back because of its use by Chinese women athletes engaged in breaking world running records. In ancient China this fungus was used exclusively in the Emperor’s Palace because of its scarcity. Approximately 5 grams were stuffed into the stomach of a duck and roasted until well cooked, then the Cordyceps was removed and the duck was slowly eaten, twice daily over a period of 8-10 days, this was thought to be as potent as 50 grams of Panax Ginseng.
    The New York Journal of Medicine reported that Cordyceps has properties similar to Ginseng, being used to strengthen the body after exhaustion or long term illness. It has traditionally been used for impotence, backache, to increase sperm production and to increase blood production. In China, Cordyceps is used medically to regulate and support the gonads and as a lung and kidney tonic. It is used specifically for excess tiredness, chronic cough and asthma, impotence, debility, anemia, to build the bone marrow and reduce excess phlegm

    Pl contact

    Mandeep / sohan singh

    9828064439 / 94610 30817
    email:- spiderindia.tent@gmail.com

  12. Dear Sohan Singh,
    you forgot to mention that this long entry is the copy of the Cordyceps sinensis entry at Wikipedia.
    best regards, Daniel

  13. Mr. Mandeep you really have good information about Yarchagumba .I am amazed to know its benifits on human body .Can you please let me know ,is there any indian medicine company developed or cell yarchagumba products .So that i can purchased this medicine and use it .

  14. This is quite a hot info. I think I’ll share it on Twitter.

  15. Agastya Giri said:

    Cordyceps Sinensis enthusiasts contact me for authentic medications and tonics prepared according to traditional Chinese medicine. Cordyceps is beyond doubt a panacea and a lifegiving tonic which restores functions and ensures perfect health of the body in general and all vital organs like the heart, lungs, kidneys, circulatory system, reproductive system, etc. Cordyceps tonics are also said to have age-reversing effects. Contact me for Cordyceps products.

    • Kumar KC said:

      Can you please provide your contact details i will need the medicine prepared from cordyceps to cure a friend of mine who has severe breathing problems.

    • Nalin Kalyan said:

      I am interested in Cordicep products> please provide full description and prices.

      Regards

      Nalin

  16. Dr Shahid sami siddique said:

    Now the booming of the worl with TARTSA-GUMBA BCZ NOW IT HAS A PROPERTY AGAINST THE HIV AIDS VIRUS I IDENTFIED THE TWO ELEMENT FOM YARTS GUMBA WHICH IS USED IN MEDINCE OF THE HIV’S SYNTHETICALY.

  17. Dr Shahid sami siddique said:

    Now the booming of the worl with YARTSA-GUMBA BCZ NOW IT HAS A PROPERTY AGAINST THE HIV AIDS VIRUS I IDENTFIED THE TWO ELEMENT FOM YARTS GUMBA WHICH IS USED IN MEDINCE OF THE HIV’S SYNTHETICALY.

  18. Dear Dr. Shahid,
    I would like to buy some Yartsa Gumba. How can I do?
    Thanks,
    Laura

  19. Dr. Shahid

    I am from Singapore. I am a businessman. I have Nepalese business partners in Nepal as well as in Singapore. I am sure that we all can help each other to make an international network. We appreciate your achievement in your study of yarshagumba. I’ll be waiting for your reply.

    With regards
    Gabrial

    • Hi GArbiel,
      If you are interested with more Nepalese herbal products, you can contact with me:
      s_mahesh20@hotmail.com

      regards/Mahesh

    • u can contact me at this no 91-8958500399

    • dr shahid said:

      dear sir now im waiting to work with this product i had got a company who is workng in malaysia so i had contactet if u need to now more so write to my mail.i contact directly u can to me at google bcz world popular news paper cover me pti in whole world.

  20. ramessh shetty said:

    im intersted in buying YARSHAGUMBA,please can any 1 help me? my no is +91 9967065421& +91 9821311269

  21. ramessh shettyy said:

    please help me to buy YASHAGUMBA from india,my contact no are +91 9967065421 or +91 9821311269.i requried it in continouly long period of time,to mfg drugs,

  22. Bhupendra kunwar said:

    I m the resident of uttarakhand,the himalayan region in the border ..i have the various person in contact who are engage in the business of the yarsa gumbha..

  23. kirajari ka reat or kaha lekar aana hai

  24. Dr Shahid,

    Please leave your email ad. I have an important message to share.

    Thankyou

    Lokesh

  25. im intersted in buying YARSHAGUMBA or Kira jari on a regular basis. requirement is of long golden one

  26. Sanjay Pandey said:

    i am interested in buying YASHAGUMBA or KIRA JARI on a regular basis.

  27. Sanjay Pandey said:

    i am interested in buying YASHAGUMBA or KIRA JARI on a regular basis. Leave a message at sanjayshekhar@hotmail.com or call Sanjay at 8006989436

  28. We are able to supply Yarsha gumbha and other Nepalese Herbal products, interested parties/candidates can contact with me on
    s_mahesh20@hotmail.com

    Thanks

  29. dr shahid said:

    now the world is booming with yartsa gumba if you dont know the proper use it is very dangerous to human being so plz used as it priscribed other wise u mst be infected with other diseases.
    Thanks from Dr shahid

  30. mamta pradhan said:

    sir,
    we would like to know the contact number through which we can get yarshagumba in nepal or siliguri or sikkim.

  31. mamta pradhan said:

    can it cure motor neuro disease (MND)?

  32. Amarjit Singh said:

    Hi dr shahid i m surprised abt this drug, thanks n congrats for ur contribution amarjit 919872697969

  33. If somebody is still interested to buy Yarsha, please mail me at pramila_c@yahoo.com.

  34. very good thanks you admin

  35. Shibu Dhami said:

    Hi my name is shibu .i am from nepal district darchula .please contact yarchagumba buayer .here is louts of yarchaguba .my contact n.91-9880449718india and email .shibu.dhami @gmail.com

  36. Shibu Dhami said:

    Mr shibu Dhami .Dear all Himalayan plant business man Please contact you want any information i can help . i am himalayan resiadent i have a louts of information. Thanks contact mobile india 9880449718 email shibu.dhami@gmail.com

  37. Shibu Dhami said:

    HI ALL HIMALAYAN PLANTS BUAYER CONTACT ME ANY HELP I AM FROM NEPAL DISTRICT DARCHULA CONTACT MOBILE INDIA 9880449718 mail shibu.dhami@gmail.com .shibu.dhami@yahoo.com by shibu Dhami

  38. Herbal Guru said:

    Dear All,

    I would like to notify you that as the season for Yarsagumba Herbs is going to begin this year, we have the possession for high quality Yarsagumba Herbs for this season. If you are a genuine buyer, please tell me your nature of business, purpose of use of Herbs and mode of buying.

    We not only have access to Yarsagumba but also to many other mysterious Herbs available in Himalayas.

    Kindly let me know if this interests you for a possible venture for buying an selling of Yarsagumba and other Himalayan Herbs.

    Kindly Mail me your detailed Contact details and Requirement at guruherbal@gmail.com and we can take it further from there.

    Only Genuine Buyers will be Entertained

    Regards,

    Herbal Guru

  39. i am dany from nepal and i am providing yarshagumba all over the world snce last 4 years. so, anybody intrested in buying yarsha gumba in a bulk quantity please contact me in yoursme_dn@hotmail.com

  40. gajendra negi said:

    i lived in chamoli distric our vellagers callected yarsagumba so i want a party whose buy our metterial at sutable rate can any one help us my mobile no is 9837635788

  41. hi i am mahaveer bisht from chamoli garhwali am working for rose mounts institute of english language dehradun uttarakhand
    thanks for all frinds

  42. jayashreevarshni said:

    hi,
    i have an export order for cordyceps sinensis /yarsa gumba anyone pls guide me if we could export it from india and if it is legal

  43. hello how can I go about getting a sample and possilbe doing business with you all as a wholesaler here in the states I can be reach at johnson.p100@yahoo.com

  44. wenshanhua said:

    I am from cheng du city southwest china and I am providing yarshagumba for Tibet -Qinhai plateau the best caterpillar fungus =yarshagumba all over the world since last 5 years.If anybody intrested in buying and selling it an orther expensive herbal.please contact me wenshanhua908815@sina.com.

  45. wenshanhua said:

    ensure thequality andThe good faith management

  46. hi everyone im holding some yarsagumba for sale,,if anyone intersted pls call me on my cell no…..9555763426……………thanks…..Raj..

  47. dear sar
    i am gopal.my company is shakyaenterprises.my company product exporter and importers spices ,and herbal iteam last 9 years.please now i am interested in buying yarsagumba ,can u supply
    contact me
    thanks
    gopal shakya
    919233444429
    gkshakya@hotmail.com
    shakya.enterprises@hyahoo.co.in

    • Dr shahid said:

      if you want i can grow the yartsa gambu at near ur company plz contact me over my cell 9410111786

  48. padam piya said:

    how to use yarsagumba in normal health condition to increase energy and body vitality? can u help me? i am 58 , 5ft 3 inch and having only 50 kg. Does it help to increase body weight andhelp in digestive system.

  49. if anyone needs cordyceps sinensis(yarsa gumba extract)powder form i can give you 100%purest form can be tested in your lab.pls contact me 9262088465

  50. Now the Yarsa Gumba(cordyceps sinensis) season starts again, if you need yarsa gumba from Nepal pls conact with us. We also deal with other herbs extract,
    my email id is: s_mahesh20@hotmail.com

  51. prakash saraswat said:

    Yarsa gumba available…finest quaily ……prakash saraswat…094140 42320….. avbiotech@rediffmail.com

  52. prakash saraswat said:

    Yarsa gumba(keera jari) available…finest quality ……prakash saraswat…094140 42320….. avbiotech@rediffmail.com

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