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DONG CHONG XIA CAO

Names for Dong Chong Xia Cao
Pharmaceutical: Sclerotium Cordyceps Chinensis
Botanical: Cordyceps sinensis (Berk. ) Sacc. (Clavicipitaceae)
Other names:
Description: Chinese Caterpillar Fungus is a composite consisting of the stroma of the fungus, Cordyceps sinensis (Berk. ) Sacc. parasitzed on the larva of some species of insects (Fam. Hepialidae), and the dead caterpillar.

Actions
Benefits the Kidneys; Tonifies the Lungs; Stops bleeding; Transforms Phlegm; ...

Origin of dong chong xia cao
Sichuan, Qinghai, Sizang, Yunnan.;

Preparation of dong chong xia cao
The drug is collected in early summer while the stromata have come up out of the ground but the spores have not ejected, partially dried in the sun, removed from the attached fibrous matter and other impurities, and dried in the sun or at a low temperature.;

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