Cordyceps is a mushroom traditionally used to treat sexual dysfunction and fertility in Chinese medicine, as well as a general sexual tonic and libido enhancer. Cordyceps has immunostimulatory properties. It has also been traditionally used in chinese medicine for protective effects on renal tissue and for conditions such as chronic nephritis or pyelonephritis or general renal dysfunction. It is able to suppress the proliferation of renal cells (mesangial cells) stimulated by LDL (bad cholesterol) This mushroom belongs to phylum Ascomycoa, the subphylum, Ascomycotina and the class Clavicipitaceae; which as a whole is seen as medicinal.
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