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A Medicinal Mushroom that Grows with Insects as Nutrients!
Stays in the body of insects during winter Forms grass (mushroom) outside the body of insects

시넨시스 동충하초, 밀리타리스 동충하초, 인삼, 녹용
<Cordyceps is considered the best among Asia’s three major herbal medicines (ginseng, antler and cordyceps)>


Japan - Unsuitable for use due to high radiation pollution level vs. China - Hygiene and safety risks: High heavy metal content vs. Vietnam - low active ingredients

Cordycepin 구조식
Cordycepin is 280 times more expensive than gold (international price comparison)
Gold KRW 690
Cordycepin KRW 186,200
as of April 2020 1,000mg 10mg
Market price of gold KRW 66,515 KRW 665
as of April 2020 10mg 25mg 100mg
Market price of
KRW 186,200 KRW 425,000 KRW 1,285,500

Development of new herbal medicine materials

01Development of new herbal medicine materials

  • < Development of diabetes functional evaluation and formulation of Cordyceps with the Korea of National Institute for Korean Medicine Development >

02Research Results (Functional Assessment)

  • Inhibition ability of Cordyceps miliraris (ARA301) against human cancer cells
    • Cordyceps (Ara 301) fruiting body extract showed survival inhibitory effect on human-derived colorectal cancer, liver cancer, and breast cancer cells in a concentration-dependent manner.
    • Discovery of potential to leap forward as an anticancer drug material.
  • Sleep-inducing activity of Cordyceps miliraris (Ara301)
    • ARA301 extract/fermented product showed sleep-inducing activity in a concentration-dependent manner.
    • Confirmed that the product containing Cordyceps (Ara 301) has a sleep-inducing activity.
    • It can be used as a material of functional food and medicine for deep sleep.
  • Anti-inflammatory action of Cordyceps miliraris (ARA301)
    • Cordyceps(ARA301) extract/fermented product lowers blood IgA, NO, IFN (inflammatory factor) concentrations and the expression of inflammation-related proteins to levels similar to those of anti-inflammatory drugs.
    • Anti-inflammatory effect due to correct immunomodulatory effect.
    • Discover the potential for a leap forward as an anti-inflammatory material.
  • Lung Damage Protection of Cordyceps miliraris (ARA301) (Lung Function Improvement Activity)
    • It has been shown that Cordyceps (Ara 301) extract/fermentation product improves acute lung inflammation from a concentration of 100mg/kg or higher.
    • Discovery of potential to leap forward as a functional material for improving lung function and respiratory function.
  • Blood sugar reduction effect of Cordyceps miliraris (ARA301)
    • It has been shown that fasting blood sugar decreases with intake of Cordyceps (Ara301) extract.
    • Discovery of potential for a leap forward as an antidiabetic functional material.
  • Reduction effect of Liver somatic index and liver tissue fat of Cordyceps miliraris (ARA301)
    • Intake of Cordyceps(Ara 301) extract showed that all indicators of blood cholesterol, triglycerides, and liver somatic index decreased.
    • Ingestion of the Cordyceps (Ara 301) extract showed low expression of fat glomerular formation-related genes, indicating that fatty acid biosynthesis was inhibited.
    • Discovery of potential for a leap forward as a functional material for improving liver health.

Development of Optimal Processing Seeds

Optimized fermentation seeds secured: Increase in active ingredients by about 21% or above

  • 01

    Securing strain
    Securing strain
  • 02

    Selecting strain
    Excellent strain selection through enzyme activity measurement
  • 03

    Base sequence analysis/identification
    Analysis and identification of base sequences
  • 04

    Strain separation/ strain donation
    Strain separation and donation
    (Biological Resource Center)