In the beautiful but unforgiving mountains of Tibet, nomads harvest a lucrative caterpillar fungus known for its medicinal properties. But they fear the boom may be over.
The popular supplement is formed when a parasitic fungus infects caterpillars that have burrowed beneath the soil. "After
A rare fungus that kills caterpillars and then grows in their bodies is being used in some countries as a cash crop, a performance
The seasonal influx of migrant harvesters into Nepal's Himalaya Mountains seeking a caterpillar fungus used as a traditional medicine and believed to have aphrodisiac properties is causing environmental damage along the rural border with Tibet.
Medicinal mushrooms and mushroom extracts are used worldwide to fight cancer and enhance and modulate immune response.