Health Benefits of Cordyceps Militaris

Health Benefits of Cordyceps Militaris

Cordyceps militaris, widely spread across Eurasia continental, is a specie of fungus in the family Clavicipitaceae, and the type species of the genus Cordyceps. C. militaris is an entomopathogenic fungi, meaning it parasitizes insects. The fungi fruiting bodies appear in Eurasia from July to November.

C. militaris is about 20-50 mm high, club-shaped with orange to red fruiting bodies typically grow out of dead pupae including silkworm pupae, rice, or liquid nutrition if cultivated. The golden fruiting bodies can be stored dried or refrigerated, and are used in cooking and in traditional Chinese medicine.

Evidence showed that the active principles of C. militaris are beneficial to act as pro-sexual, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant/anti-aging, anti-tumour/anti-cancer/anti-leukemic, anti-proliferative, anti-metastatic, immunomodulatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, insecticidal, larvicidal, anti-fibrotic, steroidogenic, hypoglacaemic, hypolipidaemic, anti-angiogenetic, anti-diabetic, anti-HIV, anti-malarial, anti-fatigue, neuroprotective, liver-protective, reno-protective as well as pneumo-protective, let alone their other synergistic activities, which let it be marketable in the western countries as over-the-counter medicine. Here are 3 benefits of Cordyceps we want to highlight based on Laybio lab’s studies:

  • Potential Anti-Tumor Effects
C. militaris potential to slow the growth of tumors has generated significant interest in recent years. We believe the fungi may exert anti-tumor effects in several ways. In mice test, it shows that C. militaris have anti-tumor effects on lymphoma, melanoma and lung cancer. Cordycepsmay also reverse the side effects associated with many forms of cancer therapy. One of these side effects is leukopenia (Not leukemia).
  • Help Fight Inflammation
C. militaris can help fight inflammation in the body. Although some inflammation is good, too much can lead to diseases like heart disease and cancer. Research has shown that when human cells are exposed to Cordyceps, special proteins that increase inflammation in the body become suppressed. Nonetheless C. militaris effects on inflammation in humans remain unknown.
  • Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Cordyceps may keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range by mimicking the action of insulin. In several studies in diabetic mice, Cordyceps have been shown to decrease blood sugar levels.

C. militaris, generally speaking is safe to take, since a long history of use in food and Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests C. militaris are nontoxic. however Laybio suggests you to follow producers’ instruction on dosage. Should you have any questions about C. militaris please feel free to reach Laybio via our contact form.


Laybio, as a premium extracts supplier, provides a long list of mushroom extracts to our customers including Cordyceps Militaris mushroom. Recently, we launched much anticipated private labelling program to help our customers to quickly and easily launch new. Please feel free to contact our sales team should you have any question about our products or services.

Previous article Saw Palmetto and Urinary Tract Function
Next article Antiviral & Immunity Enhancement Herbs