Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Expensive Supplement

My sinus problem got worse two months ago and the ENT specialist said i might have to go through an operation to remove some tissue. That simple procedure would cost me a fortune, RM8,000 to be exact.

Since many friends and relative keep on advising me to take Cordyceps sinensis (which I try not to because of it's shocking price), I thought I might as well spent some money on this instead of spending it on an operation.

Its name in Chinese 'dong chong xia cao' (冬虫夏草) means "winter worm, summer grass". For the western world, they're known as Caterpillar Fungus.

Basically, it's the root of a kind of shrub, where the caterpillar burrow inside the root and feeds on it. The Cordyceps or the fungus attacked on the caterpillar and mummified the caterpillar within the root.

The 'dong chong xia cao' are rather small in size, ranging from 1 to 2 cm normally. But behold, that little box my wife bought costed us RM800! aiyoooooo..... very the expensive one.

My wife would boil them with some ginseng and serve them as a cup of drink, very expensive cup of drink! Ever since i started taking this supplement, the frequency of the occurrence of my sinus problem seems to drop. A good sign.

For those that are no familiar with the Cordyceps sinensis, you can read more here.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although it's expensive,but at least u manage to cut down 10 times of the cost from rm8000 to rm800..Haha!Hopefully it can really cure ur sinus problem!

xanthus

eQbalzack said...

get well soon josh....

Cath J said...

MMm... may be can introduce to my Bro in law... both have same problem... sinus... ;-p

Josh said...

[Xanthus] indeed! but that's only the first batch. If problem persisted, i may go for second or third batch. Still, cheaper ma.

[eQ] Thanks eQ. I'm feeling better already. :-D

Josh said...

[CJ] Aiyaaa, rich people like you all sure no problem buying one laaaarrr. hahahaha... Yah, ask him to try, just take around 10 pieces of those and boil with few slices of ginseng in a cup full of water. Use slow cooker to boil for 3 to 4 hours.

PUTUBAMBU said...

agreed with anonymous..!

but nak tanya gak ni..sedap ke rasanya Josh?

Anonymous said...

Again,hopefully it able to treat the cause but not only the symptoms(治标也治本)..and i think it should be a affordable item for u since u were given a new position and also the "new salary"definitely..haha!

xanthus

Josh said...

[Putu] Benda tu takde rasa sebenarnya. Kalo rebus dengan air kosong jer memang takde rasa pun. Sebab tu ramai yg campurkan sekali dengan ginseng.

[xanthus] yah, hopefully it works. About the salary, where got enough?? I can't afford, my wife buy for me.

Anonymous said...

Not enuf wor???But at least u got a "new salary" which enuf than b4 i think.Haha!Ya lor.Ur wife memang sayang U so much!

xanthus

Anonymous said...

Caterpillar Fungus is a magic n valuable chinese medicine. it reali work!normali my mum will cook it with chicken/duck n serve as soup for whole family.

-aLy-

Josh said...

[xanthus] Aiya, gaji not enough larr.
Yes, my wife love me very much. I'm a lucky man :-D

[aLy] O, didn't know can cook as soup. Thanks for the info.

Air said...

Natural herbs still better than consuming any drugs : ). My mom is a big fan of chinese herbs, she got full shelve of chinese herbs magazine. I also take herbs for my headache- mee swee hwa. The herbs im taking not as expensive as this lo.RM800. This Caterpillar Fungus looks familiar. My mom used to cook them with chicken become soup. Hopefully all the sinus will gone.

Josh said...

[Air] Cool. Herbs are good for health and your mum had made the right choice.
Thanks for your concern. I'm getting better.

:: NbC :: said...

Josh, u r v lucky to hv C in ur life. She loves u v much (i'm saying this not because of the price of this little box - but the thought).

Josh said...

[Pinky] yes indeed. I'm a very lucky man.