This rare Himalayan fungus is sold at 50 lakh a kg


Yarsagumba, (Ophiocoedyceps Sinesis) is a type of fungus endemic to the Himalayan region, it is also called Yart Swa Gun Bu, which in Tibetan means ‘herb in the summer and insect in the winter’. In Nepali it is called by the colloquial term Yachagumbu or Yaxagumbu, the Chinese people refer to it as Dong cong xia cao. It ison the verge of extinction due to the increase in smuggling and over grazing of cattle and yaks, this has led to the price which is why its price is higher than any other herb in the world. Yarsagumba is found in Nepal, Butan, Tibet and India, concentrated in the Greater Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau.

  Is it an insect? Is it grass? Oh! Look its Yarsagumba!
This rare Himalayan fungus-the fungus is knownfor its abilities to treat diseases related to lungs,kidney,cancervand erectile dysfunction


   Four hundred species to cure the worst of diseasesThis rare Himalayan fungus-Cordyceps is the scientific name given to this fungus,which is believed to have about 400 species

 It not just alive. IT IS ALIVE!
This rare Himalayan fungus-Yarsagumba germinates in the larva and roots itself to the ground,thereby killing it resulting in mummyfication


   Scanty distribution; yet fetches tonnes of money.
This rare Himalayan fungus-The fungus is foundin Chamoli,pithorgarh and uttarkashi. Munsyari area of Pithorgarh alone produces around 2.5 quintal in a year.


  The penicillin of Tibetan and Chinese medicine!
This rare Himalayan fungus-This highly valued medical mushroom is a prized commodity for the practioners of tibetan medicine, chiniese medicine and traditional folk medicines


   Should it not be cultivated legally already?
This rare Himalayan fungus -It is illegal in India to cultivate or collect the fungus but neverthless the villagers take the risk to earn the large amount of money it offers


   Some mythological reference for the wonder bug.
This rare Himalayan fungus -it is believed that this fungus is the famous sanjeevani booti that appears in the hindu epic Ramayana


   Grows across Devbhoomi, probably has some actual divine connection.
This rare Himalayan fungus -Yarsa Gambu or keeda jadi or as known in the international market, Himalyan viagra is most commonly found in the greater himalyas of uttarakhand


   Rs 50-freaking-lakh per kilogram.
This rare Himalayan fungus -It is sold for more than Rs50 lakh/kg in the market, though the cost varies in south asia


   It is one of the greatest natural mysteries of the Great Himalayas!
This rare Himalayan fungus -The fungus primarily grows in the higher reaches of tibet,Nepal,northest India and pithorgarh chamoli and bageshwar in uttarakhand

Just like everything that has a high demand rate, the Himalayan Viagra is running out. Nepal has long been fighting the ill-effects of over harvest. This is a medicinal magic and needs to be preserved.



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