Phytochemical and medicinal aspect of Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.): A review
Rakesh K Joshi
Cordyceps sinensis is age old herb in traditional Chinese herbology. Cordycepsrnspecies, including C. sinensis, C. militaris, C. pruinosa and C.rnophioglossoides. It has been widely used as, antioxidant, anti-cancer,rnneuroprotective, nootropic, aphrodisiac and hepatoprotective. In Uttarakhand Cordycepsrnsinensis found in high altitudes of Western Himalaya. It is locally namedrnas Keera Jari. In this review, chemical constituents and medicinal importancernis presented from literature survey for future aspect.