Cordyceps or caterpillar fungus

Cordyceps or caterpillar fungus

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‚Äôs 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?