Caterpillar fungus, yartsa gunbu, dōng chóng xià cǎo, ophiocordyceps sinensis

Available as:

Cordyeps extract

Pure medicinal mushroom extract, standardised for polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are extracted from the chitin cover in the mushrooms using hot water. Compared with the powder, the extract has around 10 times the concentration of polysaccharides.

  • Cordyeceps extract organic quality – standardised to 30% polysaccharides
  • Cordyceps extract conventionally grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides

Cordyceps powder

Our medicinal mushroom powders are gained from the gently dried mushroom by grinding it finely. The grain size < 0.125 mm is a sign of quality.

  • Cordyceps powder in organic quality
  • Cordyceps powder conventionally grown

Cordyceps capsules (bulk)

  • Extract caspules in organic quality
  • Extract caspules in conventional quality
  • Powder capsules in organic quality
  • Powder capsules in conventional quality
  • for wholesale, resale, private label

All Cordyceps raw materials are tested for 250 parameters and aromatic hydrocarbons. The corresponding laboratory analyzes and certificates are supplied with each batch.


Brief profile:

The Cordyceps mushroom got its German name "Chinesischer Raupenpilz" from its origin in the Tibetan uplands, in addition to areas in China and India, where it has a highly unusual breeding ground. Before winter falls, the mushroom infects a certain type of caterpillar underground, which it kills and uses as nourishment. At the start of spring, it emerges with a club-shaped brown fruiting body, which reaches only about 5-15 cm in height. Due to its high demand and popularity, especially in TCM and Tibetan folk medicine, Cordyceps sinensis is currently the most expensive mushroom.

The components of Cordyceps sinensis include not only vitamins, trace elements and essential amino acids, but also cordycepin, ergosterol, ophicordin, galactomannan, and L-tryptophan. The mushroom also contains specific polysaccharides and glycoproteins.

Cordyceps sinensis: powder, extract and bulk capsules. contract manufacuturing, private label possible
Capsules in culture dish