Sexual benefits of Cordyceps Militaris

As per traditional Chinese medicine, Cordyceps Militaris has been used as a remedy for sexual dysfunction over many years. It is also capable of reducing body fatigue or upon culmination of a long disease. [1] There is much data on how the mushroom affected mice and displayed steroid-like effects on sex. Not just mice, but even humans showed changes upon consumption of Cordyceps Militaris.

Clinical trials on humans that were published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine also indicated how sexual activity in humans was made more effective with the administration of Cordyceps Militaris . This was either by acting on the sexual organs or sex hormones. As an example, three separate studies were carried out on 756 persons with subdued sex drive, who were given either 3g of the medicinal mushroom or a placebo for more than 40 days. [1] Results of the above studies indicated that 64.8% of Cordyceps Militaris users reported visible improvement in sexual functions, in comparison to 23.8% of the placebo group.

One of the healthiest ways to increase libido is to practice naturopathy. Though Cordyceps can obviously be used for a better sex drive and erectile functions as it helps in reducing chronic stress, you must always consult your physician before. There are other natural agents to improve sex drive as well, such as:

  • Licorice
  • Ashwaganda
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Relora


[1] Zhu, J. et al. The Scientific Rediscovery of an Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine: Cordycep Militaris The Journal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine [part 1] Volume 4, Number 3, 1998, pp. 289—303 [part 2] Volume 4, Number 4, 1998, pp. 429 – 457

[1] (Holliday, J. et al. On the Trial of The Yak Ancient Cordycep Militaris in the Modern World. 2004)

Contact Us

Shop Now