According to David Winston, this is the #2 most important herb in treating Chronic Renal Disease.

Binomial Synonyms

  • Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc. [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Cordyceps hawkesii Gray [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Cordyceps militaris (L.) Link [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Ophiocordyceps sinensis [Wikipedia]

Other Common Names

  • Caterpillar Fungus [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Chinese Caterpillar Fungus [Herbs of Commerce]
  • Yartsa Gunbu [Wikipedia]

Pinyin Names

  • dong chong xia cao [Herbs of Commerce]
  • dong chóng xià cao [Wikipedia]