Cordyceps sinensis has been a mainstay in Tibetan and Chinese traditional medicine for centuries and is even now considered the rarest and most precious herb in Chinese medicine.
All in Gardening
Among a variety of other discoveries, Ingenhousz recognised that plants did something special: he noticed that leaves produced oxygen when they were in sunlight, and carbon dioxide when they were in darkness. Today we know that as photosynthesis, and it is one of the most fundamental, profound processes that power life on Earth.
Food requires soil and labor, and as should be obvious, our relationship to the soil has always been a feature of human existence. For most of our time on earth, we have connected to the soil in an integral and sustaining way, taking care of it so that we could continue to harvest its gifts.