Yarsagumba is an incredible herb found in the pastures of Himalayas at an altitude ranging from 3000 meters to 4200 meters. The word Yarsagumba has been derived from a Tibetan phase: Yart Swa Gun Bu which translates as “herb in summer and insect in winter.”

Yarsagumba(Cordyceps) 1gm/2pcs

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  • Yarsagumba is a dual-natured organism that initially lives a life of an insect; as a caterpillar (larvae) and rest of its life as a fungus. Yarsa is initially a yellow caterpillar which is infected by a fungus and mummified. A long stalk of the fungus sprouts out of the caterpillar’s head and shoots out of the soil which acts as an indicator for Yarsa collectors.

    The world’s best Yarsa is  collected from the Dolpa, Rukum, and Darchula regions of Nepal. During May and June, the entire population of these regions is engaged in Yarsa collection.

    Collecting Yarsa is not an easy feat as even after a daylong hunt as it is incredibly rare and arduous to find.  However, the increasing demand for Yarsa has made Yarsa collection a way of earning for livelihood to all the folks residing in those remote regions of Himalayas.

    Yarsagumba tastes like a mushroom that can either be eaten plain or in powdered form or by mixing it with water, milk or honey.

     Some of its health benefits are listed below:

    • Relieves of stress, fatigue, and mental tension.
    • Boosts immunity and increases stamina.
    • It keeps the lungs and kidneys healthy and strong.
    • Increases the sex drive and promotes sexual wellbeing