This medicinal plant is called a ”Worm Plant”, it grows in the high mountains of Sichuan and Tibet.
It comes from caterpillar worms, which dig the soil in the summer months to stay inside it. Then a kind of grass grows around the worms, which emerge outside the soil. The roots have then the shape of the worms.
This strange plant is very good to get energy, good for the blood, the kidneys and the bones. Pieces have just to be put in soups.
People have to climb up to around 3500m to collect the worm plants. They need to stay about one week in the mountains.
This is an expensive remedy.