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Caterpillar Fungus

Inside The Dying Days Of Tibet’s Caterpillar Fungus ‘Gold Rush’

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.18.2016 | World

Tibetan nomads who once eked out a living as farmers or yak-herders have found a lucrative new business in recent years -- caterpillar fungus. Also kn...

Popular Aphrodisiac Fungus Could Be Harvested To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

A seemingly insatiable demand for the so-called "Himalayan Viagra" may cause lasting ecological damage to the high-altitude regions where the fungus i...

FUNGUS AMONGUS: Would You Use Caterpillar-Killing Fungi As Viagra?

Posted 07.10.2012 | Weird News

One man's invasive fungus is another man's sexy time medicine. A rare fungus that kills caterpillars and then grows in their bodies is being used i...

Nepal's Caterpillar Fungus Harvest Impacts Environment

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Kyle Knight

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.

Six Cancer-Fighting Medicinal Mushrooms

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Medicinal mushrooms and mushroom extracts are used worldwide to fight cancer and enhance and modulate immune response.

'The Viagra Of The Himalayas': Fungus Transforms Tibet With Huge Cash Influx

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

This past weekends, gourmands started an annual pilgrimage to Piedmont for the yearly white truffle festival of Alba. Over the next month or so, ivory...