Yarsagumba (Keedajadi) :- Health Benefits

Caterpillar fungus

Guys, Did you know that there is a herb that is the most valuable biological resource on the planet, It is even more costly and valuable than gold. After the 1993 World Championships in Athletics, when the trainer of a group of dominant Chinese female distance runners, who would go on to break world records, revealed that his athletes had been fed a soup of it and turtle blood, demand for this magical tonic reportedly skyrocketed. This Herb holds many names like Yasragumba, Keeda jadi or Caterpillar fungus.

What is Yarsagumba ?

Yarsagumba botanically called Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a rare caterpillar-fungus that develops when parasitic mushroom spores invade and mummify a soil-dwelling ghost moth larva. Later, a spindly fungus sprouts from the head of the dead caterpillar host. The fungus shoots two to six centimeters above the surface. It is the most valuable biological resource on the planet.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the use of Yarsagumba ?

It is used to increase energy and decrease fatigue and its main commercial use is as an aphrodisiac that’s why it is often called “Himalayan Viagra”.

Which disease is cured by Yarsagumba ?

It is used in curing Pulmonary Hypertension due to its Potent Anti-Proliferative and Vasorelaxant Properties.

What is the cost of 1 Kg of Yarsagumba ?

Yasragumba costs Rs 10,50,000 per kg.

Is Yarsagumba good for health ?

Yes, it god for health as it is beneficial for Anemia, Breathing disorders, Lung infections (Bronchitis), Cough, Decreasing fatigue, Dizziness, Frequent urination at night, Heart arrhythmias, High cholesterol, Liver disorders, Promoting longevity, Ringing in the ears, Weakness etc.

Where is Yarsagumba found ?

It is found in Nepal, India, and Bhutan, at altitudes ranging from 3000 to 5000 meters, as well as on the Tibetan Plateau, which is known as the “roof of the earth.” 

Benefits of Yarsagumba  


Boosts exercise Performance :- It increases the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles. This may improve the way your body uses oxygen, especially during exercise it  improves measures of exercise performance in older and younger adults.

Anti-aging herb :- It is known to reduce fatigue and boost strength and sex drive. Their antioxidant content explains their anti-aging potential. Antioxidants are molecules that fight cell damage by neutralizing free radicals, which can otherwise contribute to disease and aging 

Anti Tumor effects :- It has the potential to slow the growth of tumors and inhibits the growth of many types of human cancer cells, including lung, colon, skin and liver cancers. They have anti-tumor effects on lymphoma, melanoma and lung cancer. It has the potential to treat cancer, as well as some side effects of cancer treatments

Helps in Diabetes :- They keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range by mimicking the action of insulin and decreases the blood sugar levels and  they also protect against kidney disease, a common complication of diabetes.

Good for Heart health :- They reduce heart injuries with chronic kidney disease. Injuries to the heart from chronic kidney disease are thought to increase the risk of heart failure, so reducing these injuries may help avoid this outcome It also has a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels.


Yarsagumba is known as an immune booster. It’s also known as a great aphrodisiac.

“It works in a way similar to Viagra. It’s considered to be helpful for impotence in men and it’s considered to be a great stimulant.”

This has meant that Yarsagumba has become the most valuable commodity in this remote region that has few economic opportunities.

Yarsagumba have the potential to improve heart health and fight inflammation, cancer, diabetes and aging  and have been found to potentially boost energy and oxygen use during exercise.

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