Could Yarchagumba be our next Pashmina?
Healthexpress.co.uk states Impotent men are willing to pay $800 for the entombed worms that grow naturally in the mountains of Nepal. Thomas Leung, owner of Kamwo, a Chinese herbal pharmacy, said: “It is hard to come by, and the demand for it is very high because of there’s a lot of hype.” Leung says he is baffled by the amount that westerners are willing to pay for the plant. He said: “People always ask, ‘Is it really that good?’ And I say, ‘It’s not $800 good’”. The plant can be taken in the form of a tea.”
Demand for yarsagumba is so high that in Nepal there have been cases of fighting over the plant. Last year a court case began in which a whole village was arrested on suspicion of murder; the seven men who died had been outsiders, and had been picking the fungus. 
Anyone tried it? 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I once saw a documentry about it.The locals collect them and sell them for a small fee to the traders. But some people have seen this as an opportunity to get richer and have been over harvesting. Breaching into
    others land and harvesting the Yarchagumba has caused problems for the local’s as this is the only better income source. Hence the fightings…a very good article. Keep it up.

  2. This article was originally published on the NewYork Post…In Ny it is sold for $800 per ounce.That’s mad expensive.But still there is a high demand.

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