Recent research on pharmacological activities of the medicinal fungus cordyceps sinensis
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AbstractThe Cordyceps sinensis (CS) fungus is an herbal medicinal product in China with a history of over two millenniums. It exhibits a spectacular array of pharmacological activities encompassing anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-adipogenic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, anti-aging, eryptosis inducing activities; ameliorating effect on pulmonary fibrosis, hypoxic pulmonary hypertension, and hypertension; protective action against viral myocarditis, stimulatory effect on corticosterone and androgen production, and enhancing effect on exercise performance in healthy older subjects. In this chapter we try to sketch out the recent progress on the pharmacological studies of CS, identify its current research hurdles, and recommend directions for future research.
All Author(s) ListNg T.B., Wong J.H., Fang E.F.
All Editor(s) Listed. by Evandro Fei Fang and Tzi Bun Ng.
Detailed descriptioned. by Evandro Fei Fang and Tzi Bun Ng.\n\nTo ORKTS: doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6214-5
ISBN: 978-94-007-6213-8
eISBN: 978-94-007-6214-5
Year2013
Month11
Day1
Pages303 - 314
ISBN9789400762145
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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