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[#2010-01] Cordyceps Kumar Das, Shonkor...

Medicinal uses of the mushroom Cordyceps militaris: Current state and prospects Shonkor Kumar Das, Mina Masuda, Akihiko Sakurai*, Mikio Sakakibara Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan ABSTRACT 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...
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[#2009-03] Cordyceps Ji, Deng Bo et al A...

Antiaging Effect of Cordyceps sinensis Extract  Deng-Bo Ji’, Jia Chang-Ling Li’, Yu-Hua Wang’, Jiong Zhao’ and Shao-Qing Cai2 ‘Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 2Department of Nature Medicines, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing   This experiment studied the effect of Cordyceps sinensis extract (CSE) on mice aged by n-galactose and castrated rats to analyse its antiaging effect. Water maze and step-down type avoidance tests were...
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[#2008-02] Medicinal Value of the Caterp...

Medicinal Value of the Caterpillar Fungi Species of the Genus Cordyceps (Fr.) Link (Ascomycetes). A Review John Holliday* & Matt Cleaver ABSTRACT: This review looks in depth at the history and medicinal value of the Cordyceps spe­cies, especially C. sinensis. The C. sinensis medicinal species, with a long history of use, has only been found growing from the head of one type of subterranean caterpillar, at high altitudes, in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Because of this highly specific growth environment and restricted geographical distribution, C. sinensis has a long...
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[#2005-03] Maitake, Lull, Cristina et al...

Anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulating Properties of Fungal Metabolites Cristina Lull,1 Harry J. Wichers,1 and Huub F. J. Savelkoul2 1Agrotechnology and Food Innovations, Wageningen University and Research Center, Bornsesteeg 59, 6708 PD Wageningen, The Netherlands 2Cell Biology and Immunology Group, Wageningen University and Research Center, Marijkeweg 40, 6709 PG Wageningen, The Netherlands Received 22 December 2004; accepted 25 January 2005 We discuss current information on the ability of extracts and isolated metabolites from mushrooms such as Ganoderma lucidum...
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[#2003-01] Inhibitive effect of cordycep...

Inhibitive effect of cordyceps sinensis on experimental hepatic fibrosis and its possible mechanism Yu-Kan Liu, Wei Shen Department of Gastroenterology, the Second affiliated hospital, Chongqing University of Medical Sciences,China   Abstract AIM: To investigate the inhibitive effect and its possible mechanism of Cordyceps Sinensis (CS) on CCl4-plus ethanol-induced hepatic fibrogenesis in experimental rats. METHODS: Rats were randomly allocated into a normal control group, a model control group and a CS group. The latter two groups were administered with CCl4 and...
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[#2000-01] Pharmacological Functions of ...

Pharmacological Functions of Chinese Medicinal Fungus Cordyceps sinensis and Related Species SHENG-YUAN WANG1,2 AND MING-SHI SHIAO1* 1. Department of Medical Research and Education, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan 2. Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan   ABSTRACT Cordyceps sinensis, an entomogenous fungus used in traditional Chinese medicine, exhibits very broad biological and pharmacologi­cal actions in hepatic, renal, cardiovascular, and immunologic systems as well as anticancer activity....