Home > Terms > English, UK (UE) > worm grass

worm grass

Known in Tibet as "summer-grass winter-worm," the worm grass is a plant and worm hybrid that lives on mountain slopes more than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level. It is formed when a parasitic fungus hijacks and mummifies the bodies of ghost moth larvae that have burrowed into the alpine soil. It then steers their bodies to the surface so it can spread its spores like that of a plant. The entire process can last up to five years

the worm grass, typically two inches long, is a traditional Tibetan cure-all herbal medicine that is said to promote the fight of Aids, cancer and other tough illnesses. As a result, it has become a highly sought-after commodity fetching prices that are comparable to gold.

This is auto-generated content. You can help to improve it.
Collect to Blossary

Member comments

You have to log in to post to discussions.

Terms in the News

Featured Terms

  • 0


  • 0


  • 1


Industry/Domain: Geography Category: Cities & towns


Thane is a city in Maharashtra, India, and the administrative headquarters of Thane district. The first train ever to run in India rolled out from ...


Featured blossaries

Boeing Company

Category: Technology   2 20 Terms

Best Mobile Phones 2014

Category: Technology   2 2 Terms