Brief History Of Yarsagumba
Here is a brief history of yarsagumba which is related to Himalaya. YARSAGUMBA discoverers are the ancient legends of old Himalayan herdsmen tribes of Tibet and Nepal, who in the spring when grazing their herds of goats and Yak on alpine pastures noticed the striking behavior of their animals. After strange-looking creatures grazing animals began to romp and chase goats and other yak with greedy intentions. Obviously the behavior of animals make herdsmen seemed interesting, so he began to forage for causes and began to collect strange-looking mushrooms and eat them.
The first written evidence of Cordyceps sinensis (Chinese DONG XIA Chong CIAO, Japanese TOCHUKASO) comes from Nyamuyi Dorje, a Tibetan lama and physician who lived from 1439-1475. His booklet “The ocean aphrodisiac properties,” describes the importance of fungi acting as a sexual tonic (Daniel Winkler – Yartsa Gunbu and the commodification of Fungal Tibetś Rural Economy). Here is a quote from the first stanza:
“In today’s world is the lust
greatest of earthly joy,
essence of all sensual pleasures …
As this active substance
growing county in the beautiful mountains,
the distant mountain pastures. ”
In 15 to 18 century Tibetan scholars writing about the mysterious healing animal / plant and in 1757 appeared the first objective and scientifically reliable description CORDYCEPS, written by Wu-Yilu in Ben Cao Congxin (New Compilation of Medical Matter). In the West, the first publication comes from the French Jesuit priest Jean Baptiste Perennina du Halde (1674-1743), who was YARSAGUMBA treated as a guest at the imperial court in China.