Active Ingredient(s): Went Yeast, Monascus purpureus
Category: Cholesterol

Monascus purpureus (syn. M. albidus, M. anka, M. araneosus, M. major, M. rubiginosus, and M. vini; simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: hóng q méi, lit. "red yeast") is a species of mold that is purplish-red in color. It is also known by the names ang-khak rice mold, corn silage mold, maize silage mold, and rice kernel discoloration. Contents 1 Taxonomy and morphology 2 Physiology and metabolites 3 Importance 4 Commercial species 5 See also ... [wikipedia]