Value Preposition of Technology : C. militaris is a potential source of biological active ingredients for herbal drugs. Its applications as medicinal mushroom have been revealed from ancient times. We, first, developed the media formula to support growth of C. militaris without using worms, insects or animal proteins and we finally succeeded in getting vegan C. militaris products. The results from first study offered us opportunity to expand our knowledge in using C. militaris products as immune-supplement food or medicines. We are now focusing on the prevention and/or treatment of inflammatory diseases such as allergic rhinitis, and rheumatoid, and age-related diseases such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension. In current preliminary study, we evaluated the impact of cordyceps tea (SiAR) on patients with allergic rhinitis. The preliminary data show that, taking cordyceps tea (SiAR) after meal 3 times a day, reduced Interleukin (IL-4) levels but increased Interferon-gamma and IL-2 secreted by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
Customer Benefit : New therapeutic approaches with biologic agents of C. militaris related products are currently on trial for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension and cataract. If we are able to earn enough man, technologies and financial supports, we are confident that, within 3-5 years, we will complete all clinical trials and finally produce several potential medicinal C. militaris products not only for Thai people but also for world population.