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Himalayan Viagra

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...

A Caterpillar Fungus Is Nepal's El Dorado

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.20.2012 | World
Kyle Knight

Every spring, countless people across the Himalayas flock to high altitude fields in search of a rare commodity: a caterpillar. Its reputation as a potent aphrodisiac -- dubbed "Himalayan Viagra" -- has made it particularly popular in some parts of the world.

Viagra, Boo! Yarsagumbu, Yeah!

Myra Chanin | Posted 04.14.2012 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Not only does Yarsagumbu supposedly give its adherents a massive dose of vigor, but it's given the Chinese economy a vigorous lift with prices for the top grade fetching $11,500 a pound.

'Himalayan Viagra' Foragers Beaten To Death, Villagers Convicted

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A court in northwestern Nepal has convicted 19 villagers for the beating deaths of seven people from a rival community in a dispute...

'Himalayan Viagra' Murders Ruling Delayed

AFP | Claire Cozens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KATHMANDU (AFP) -- A tiny court in one of Nepal's most remote areas Wednesday postponed its verdict on 36 men charged with murdering a group of farmer...