By: Grassland Monitoring and Management Center, Ministry of Agriculture (Author)
Language: Bilingual in English and Chinese
Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a precious wild species of fungus with distinct tonic and pharmaceutical functions, only found at the Tibetan Plateau. In China, it is mainly grown in five provinces, namely Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan. In recent years, with continuos raise in people's living standerd and healthcare awareness, there is an expanding demand on Ophiocordyceps sinensis home and abroad. As its economic value increases, ophiocordyceps sinensis has developed into an important industry for rural poverty reduction and income generation in major growing areas.
Featured with sound science and easy-to-read text, Ophiocordyceps sinensis in China, compiled by the Grassland Monitoring and Management Center, Ministry of Agriculture, provides us with a comprehensive introductions of Ophiocordyceps sinensis, including its mysteries, progress in scientific research, medicine and tonic uses, conservative and administrative measures, as well as international cooperation activities. It is hoped that Ophiocordyceps sinensis in China will make its due contributions to readers' knowledge of Ophiocordyceps sinensis and assuring science-based resource utilization.
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