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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2017, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part A

Sportsmen’s energy package Cordyceps sinensis: Medicinal importance and responsible phytochemical constituents

AUTHOR(S): Yogesh Chandra Joshi, Mukesh Chandra Joshi, Vivek Chopra, Rakesh Kumar Joshi, Rajni Kant Sharma and Vikrant Kumar
ABSTRACT:
Yarsagumba (Cordyceps sinensis) is one of the world rarest fungal species that parasites on the body of a caterpillar of a moth and found underground of alpine grass at high altitude. The Cordyceps sinensis is known as “summer plant and winter insect” or “half-caterpillar-half-mushroom”. This fungus used for various medicinal purposes, caring diseases and specially used as a food product in China and south Asian countries. It contains various biologically active pharmacophores which helps to maintain the health and body. Reports say that, the regular use of Cordyceps, is very useful for sportsperson to maintain their body balance, endurance, strength, and to make healthy body weight etc. On the basis of scientific and manmade facts, we tried to summarise, why Cordyceps is recommended to sport person as a physical booster. It contains various bioactive pharmacophores including essential oil, which are medicinally important. Thus body always looks for such type of dietary supplements.
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How to cite this article:
Yogesh Chandra Joshi, Mukesh Chandra Joshi, Vivek Chopra, Rakesh Kumar Joshi, Rajni Kant Sharma and Vikrant Kumar. Sportsmen’s energy package Cordyceps sinensis: Medicinal importance and responsible phytochemical constituents. American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products. 2017; 5(2): 37-51.
American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products