Kidney Yang and Augments Jing (Essence)
yang and jing deficiencies: This condition is characterized by
generalized soreness, lower back and knee weakness and pain,
spermatorrhea, frequent urination, nocturnal emissions, impotence,
premature ejaculation, tinnitus, forgetfulness, and poor memory.
Corydceps is also ideal for convalescing patients or those who are
extemely weak, with spontaneous sweating.
and joint disorders: Combine Cordyceps with Du Zhong (Cortex
Eucommiae) and Xu Duan (Radix Dipsaci).
Combine with Lu Rong (Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum) and Yin
Yang Huo (Herba Epimedii).
Combine with Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii) and Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus
sweating during recovery from chronic illness: Use it with Huang
Qi (Radix Astragali) to tonify the wei (defensive) qi. The
herbs are cooked as soup with beef, lamb or duck.
2. Tonifies the Lung, Stops Bleeding and Dissovles Phlegm
respiratory disorders, cough: Cordyceps treats chronic
respiratory disorders with Lung and Kidney deficiencies
manifesting in consumptive cough with blood-streaked sputum. It
helps to arrest cough, dispel sputum and stop bleeding. Because it
is moderate in its nourishing effect, it is suitable for chronic
cough caused by yin or qi deficiency.
cough due to Kidney and Lung yin deficiencies manifesting in
scanty, blood-streaked sputum: combine it with Mai Men Dong
(Radix Ophiopogonis), E Jiao (Colla Corii Asini), Bai He (Bulbus
Lilii), and Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae).
cough due to Kidney and Lung qi deficiencies resulting in
manifesting of feeble cough and weakness: add it to Ge Jie
(Gecko), Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng), and Wu Wei Zi (Fructus