Among all the species, C. militaris is considered as the oldest source of useful chemical constituents. Cordyceps Militaris is a potential harbor of bio-metabolites for herbal drugs and evidence is available about its applications for the revitalization of various systems of the body from ancient times.
Although C. militaris is found in East Asia, it is difficult to find in the wild due to its rarity. Thus, many efforts have been focused on the artificial cultivation of C. militaris using cutting-edge technology. Many biological and pharmacological properties have been discovered within this species, such as its antioxidative, antihyperglycemic, antitumor, and immunomodulatory effect.