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I went searching for a zombie fungi worth more than its weight in gold


The fungi yartsa gunbu, which grows by turning caterpillars into zombies, is treasured in standard medication, however its harvest is having actually an increased environmental effect on its native Himalayan home

By Adam Popescu

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Collecting yartsa gunbu supplies an earnings for many individuals in Nepal

Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD

The hunt for a fungi that deserves more than its weight in gold as a standard medication is changing the Himalayan landscape on which it grows. To get more information, I have actually concerned the Sowa Rigpa Institute of Traditional Medicine in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I am enjoying the preparation of a tea made from yartsa gunbu, a “cure-all” fungi that might be the world’s most pricey natural deposit.

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