Orange Caterpillar Mushroom (Cordyceps militaris)
Orange Caterpillar Mushroom belongs to the Cordyceps genus and has a distinctive appearance. Contains various bioactive compounds, including polysaccharides, cordycepin, adenosine, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. These components contribute to its potential health benefits.
- Help stimulate and regulate the immune system, enhancing its response to pathogens and potentially reducing the risk of infections.
- Improve oxygen utilization, enhance mitochondrial function, and increase ATP production, which can contribute to increased stamina and overall energy levels.
- Help reduce inflammation in the body, potentially benefiting individuals with inflammatory conditions.
- Rich in antioxidants, which help neutralize harmful free radicals and protect cells from oxidative damage. Antioxidants contribute to overall cellular health and may have anti-aging effects.
- Support respiratory health.
- Have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to support sexual health and libido.
- Substrate: cordyceps mushrooms grow on insect larvae in the wild, but can also be grown on a substrate of rice, soy or other grains.
- Temperature: keep the substrate between 15-27°C (60-80°F) during colonization.
- Humidity: maintain high humidity levels of 85-95% during fruiting.
- Fresh air flow: provide good air flow to prevent contamination.
- Spawning: inoculate the substrate with spawn and wait 2-4 weeks for colonization.
- Lifting: harvest the mushrooms when they have fully grown out of the substrate.