Werewolves are almost as popular as vampires these days - almost. Last time we looked at some of the history behind these shape-shifters. But as in all good myths, there is always a grain of truth to the story.Thursday, 1 April, 2010, 12:00am
Some of the Chinese caterpillar fungus sold in local markets for use as a medicinal herb does not deserve its high price, a university study finds.
Chinese University tested 15 samples of caterpillar fungus and 10 capsule products collected from shops in Sheung Wan, Kowloon and the New Territories last month.31 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
The incarnation of a cordyceps sounds like something from a horror movie: a parasitic fungus invades a host caterpillar and kills it as it grows, transforming it into a type of mushroom.
What is it? Also known as dong chong xia cao (winter-worm summer-grass) or vegetable caterpillar, cordyceps sinensis resembles a desiccated version of what it once was: a caterpillar.30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
A caterpillar fungus prized for its medicinal properties is facing extinction because of over-harvesting and damage to its habitat, Xinhua reported yesterday, citing a scientist from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
At least six people were killed and more than 100 injured in an armed conflict between two Tibetan groups over the right to collect a valuable medicinal ingredient in Sichuan , a rights group and local people said yesterday.18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
A RECORD haul of fake Chinese herbal medicine has been seized in raids on a well-known chain of shops, it was revealed yesterday.
Six people, including a director, are on bail after 15,842 packets of counterfeit cordyceps were seized.16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am