Himalayan Herbal Remedy - The Tiny fungus That Made A Difference For The Villagers in Western Nepal

Published: 07th February 2011
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It is understood to be true that Yarsagumba's fame escalated when people all over the globe began thinking of it as "Himalayan Gold" or "Himalayan Super Herbal". Yarsagumba, or Yarshagumba, is coined from the Latin words cordyceps sinensis, which translates to summer plant or winter insect in Tibetan. The herb is typically brought to us by the fungus that is caused by the spores of the cordyceps mushroom residing on the forehead of a caterpillar, which eventually destroys the insect causing it to die dried out.

The Yarsagumba herb is a unique type of growth that only survives in dry valleys and plains at a minimum of 3,500 meters above sea level in the Himalayan locations as well as in Nepal, China, and India. The growth is most used as the residents' general cure for all kinds of issues like back aches and stomach aches. Others reportedly use the herb to help with problems like hepatitis B and tuberculosis. In fact, studies have shown that Yarsagumba includes things like antibiotic properties, cordycepin, serien, vitamin A, and zinc. Most also believe it can cure impotency, which makes it quite well liked. Some researchers even discuss the possibility that Yarsagumba could be a cure for cancer.

It is the growing understanding of people involving the latter use of Yarchagumba that has destroyed the typical tranquility in this remote area. On this side, there are the Nepalese people who are defending their local traditions and land; and on the other, the foreign nationals struggling to make money out of the plant's harvesting.

Along those lines, the international exploitation of Yarshagumba has expanded for the past couple of years, which is usually at their height during the dry period of May and June in Nepal. This involved the participation not only of the foreigners, but also of some poor local locals particularly in the city ofDolpa, Western Nepal wherein nearly 50 percent of Yarsagumba is said to be found. Today, a kilo of Yarsagumba might fetch more than $10,000. At this cost, it is easy to realize why it's such a benefit for villagers to get involved with the outsiders when it comes to taking advantage of the crop.


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