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Himalayan Viagra in Yushu

Popularity 2Viewed 2186 times 2014-10-30 20:28 |Personal category:Food|System category:Economy| Yarsagumba, Fungus

Daily life of Yushu prefecture of Qinghai province is tranquil and idyllic after reconstruction of demolished earthquake which was occurred in April of 2010. Now lifestyle looks enthusiastic on flourishing way. Smiley faces and active people gather in a newly built Bazaar which is full of fungus (yarshagumbu) business, at last September while we visited there.

Yarsa market

Yarsa dealer

One of the crowded markets of Yushu is for so-called Himalayan Viagra or you can say in Chinese冬虫夏草 worm of winter and grass of summer. 

Vendor seems roaming here and there with some Yarsagumba. Some merchant buy in low cost and sell with high price. So they can get profit from this type of business.

This is the traditional medicine which is found in Himalayan region. Its very expensive and the common name is Yarsagumbu, or Yarsagumba. This is a rare and worthy natural product which believed to the natural tool of sexual aphrodisiac and surefire of immune system. 

A monk heading to yarsa bazzar

Yarsa wholesale/Yarshagumbu is collected in Qinghai Himalayan areas and also imported from Nepal and neighboring Tibet Autonomous region too. 

How much they consume this expensive Yarsagumba? One replied in my question- ‘there body necessities are fulfilled by the Yak and Himalayan animals that are grazed with herbals and sometimes Yarsagumbu too. Local people consume Yak meat and animal production which are survived with yarsagumba or so so.. that’s why they need not consume yarsagumba.


secret style of dealing, No one will know the cost and amount of dealing. 

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