Most expensive Himalayan worm worth lakhs

Apr 08 2020 06:12 PM
Most expensive Himalayan worm worth lakhs

In many countries around the world, insects are eaten with big chow. At the same time, there are many such species of insects in the world which also have to pay a big price for food. The insect we are going to tell today is completely different from other insects. It is different because it is used like a herb. This worm is brown in color and is up to two inches long. Its most special thing is that it tastes sweet. It is found in Himalayan regions at an altitude of three to five thousand meters. It has many names. In India it is known as 'worm herd' while in Nepal and China it is called 'Yarsagumba'. At the same time, its name is 'Yarsaganbu' in Tibet. Apart from this, its scientific name is 'Ophiocardiceps sinensis' whereas in English it is called 'Caterpillar Fungus', because it belongs to the species of Fungus itself.

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It is also called 'Himalayan Viagra'. It is used in many things including strength enhancing drugs. This disease increases immunity and it is also very effective in treating lung. Although it is very rare and also very expensive. It can be estimated from the fact that it can be found that a single worm gets around 1000 rupees. On the other hand, if you look at a kilo, then in Nepal it is sold up to Rs 10 lakh per kg. For this reason, it is called the world's most expensive worm.

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In many parts of India, collection of caterpillar fungi is legal, but its trade is illegal. Earlier this worm was banned in Nepal, but later this ban was lifted. It is said that it is not being used as a herb today but for thousands of years. In Nepal, people gather tents on the mountains to collect these insects and stay there for several days. The story of Yarsagumba being born is also strange. They are produced with sap emanating from certain plants that grow in the Himalayan regions. Their maximum age is only six months. Often they are born in the winter season and they die in May-June, after which people collect them and sell them in the markets.

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