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!
Four hundred species to cure the worst of diseases
It not just alive. IT IS ALIVE!
Scanty distribution; yet fetches tonnes of money.
The penicillin of Tibetan and Chinese medicine!
Should it not be cultivated legally already?
Some mythological reference for the wonder bug.
Grows across Devbhoomi, probably has some actual divine connection.
Rs 50-freaking-lakh per kilogram.
It is one of the greatest natural mysteries of the Great Himalayas!
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.