Chinese caterpillar fungus
In the grassland over 3000 meters above the
sea level in Tianzhu,
there grows a kind of epiphyte named Chinese
caterpillar fungus. It is a combo of caterpillar
and fungus. In summer, when snow begins to
melt in highlands, a kind of moth named bat
moth will lay eggs on leaves and flowers.
After the eggs are hatched, caterpillars come
out and grow up on the food of plant roots.
At the same time, a kind of fungus will also
grow quickly, some will enter the body of
caterpillar, and mycelium will grow inside
the caterpillar. From summer to winter, the
caterpillar will gradually die due to the
fungus inside. The next summer, the fungus
will grow root out of the dead body of the
caterpillar, and looked like grass with 4-10
cm long. Spores are in the top of the 'grass'.
When spores grow mature, they will be sprayed
out and scattered to everywhere with the wind.
Chinese caterpillar fungus is the recognized
king of epiphyte. It is rich of fat, protein
and vitamins. It can be braised with chicken
and meat. Or drink with tea and wine.
White Yak Horn Comb
White Yak Horn is rich of corneous protein.
The horn comb is good for blood circulate
in head. And it can also cure white hair and
hair losing problems.