FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2018, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (21): 330-339.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-201821049

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Research Achievements in Bioactive Components, Pharmacological Effects and Applications of Cordyceps militaris

ZUO Jinhui, GONG Xiaoyan, DONG Yinmao, LI Li*   

  1. Beijing Key Laboratory of Plants Resource Research and Development, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100048, China
  • Online:2018-11-15 Published:2018-11-21

Abstract: In this paper, the structures of bioactive components in Cordyceps militaris, such as nucleosides, polysaccharides, polypeptides, sterols and organic acids, are summarized. The recent domestic and oversea studies on pharmacological effects of Cordyceps militaris are reviewed, focusing on immunoregulatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antitumor, neuroprotective, sexual function-enhancing, and anti-radiation effects. Finally, the applications of Cordyceps militaris in the fields of food, medicine, health care and cosmetics are summarized.

Key words: Cordyceps militaris, bioactive component, pharmacological effect, application

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