Cordyceps, also referred to as caterpillar fungus is considered an aphrodisiac in China, where it bears the name dong chong xia cao. This fungus is perhaps more of a parasite. It works by infiltrating a caterpillar larva’s brains and then grows in the cavity. This mushroom has been known for centuries to work as a libido enhancer. Today it is grown and cultivated so it is available for low prices. If you have a hot date coming up, why not get a serving of cordyceps to split and a few glasses of champagne to wash it down?
Aug 07 2012