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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2013 Oct;38(19):3246-50.

[Current studies and prospect of anti-thrombotic effect of Cordyceps fungi].

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Key Laboratory of Cell Engineering of Guizhou Province, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College, Zunyi 563000, China.


Cordyceps is an entomogenous fungi developed after being infected by insects or arthropods. Many varieties of entomogenous fungus show a huge application prospect in functional food and biological medicine fields. Among them, famous herb C. sinensis is their most excellent representative, and mainly used to replenish kidneys and moisten lungs, treating fatigue, night sweating, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, renal failure and so on. Currently, as a medicinal resource, C. sinensis has aroused attention from the world. In the past 20 years, many studies found that Cordyceps fungi show the anti-thrombotic effect, as well as a good potential for becoming a patent medicine. This article summarizes studies on Cordyceps fungi's effects in reducing blood viscosity and resisting platelet aggregation and anticoagulant, so as to provide thought for developing and utilizing these resources as anti-thrombotic medicines.

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