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PDF | Auricularia auricula-judae was previously considered a single species, but was recently demonstrated to be a species complex. Auricularia auricula-judae. This month’s fungus, Auricularia auricula-judae, is one of the jelly fungi. All of the jelly fungi are Basidiomycota with unusual jelly- like. Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Auricularia auricula-judae. Add a brief summary to this.

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I suppose that, as people in China progress to a more Western like society, complete with western science and technology, they will necessarily auricuoaria to shift their perceptions of the way the body and world function. The hypocholesterolemic effect of two edible mushrooms: Usually the upper surface; yellowish- brown to reddish brown or grayish-brown; minutely hairy; often ribbed or veined.

It is sometimes wrinkled, again with folds and wrinkles, and may have “veins”, making it appear even more ear-like. Overview of mushroom cultivation and utilization as functional foods. A cluster of tree-ears is growing to the left of the polypore fungi in the lower right portion of this stump.

The evidence gathered on Auricularia shows that it may have some potential in the management of non-insulin dependent diabetes and that it could possibly be a preventative for atherosclerosis. Although this is true, the understanding of the body and the way it functions is phenomenal considering their knowledge comes from writings dating auricyla-judae as long as years ago. There appears to be a great disparity between the bold claims made in the literature and any evidence of its use.

The fruit body of Auriculariawhich is the ultimate source of whatever medicinal value the fungus may possess, is a complex structure that has been characterised into a series of zones:.

This report has shown that although these herbs and mushrooms may have beneficial auricupa-judae it is unwise to rely on them if no auricupa-judae and experiments prove that there is science that can back up the beliefs. The surface of the fruit bodies is often covered in tiny, downy hairs, as well as folds and wrinkles.


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The fruit body of A. The colour becomes darker with age. This shows that not much research has been done on this mushroom and so stimulated a visit to the nearest Chinese Medicine shop in Manchester, to find out their experience in the use of this mushroom and whether it was popular panel following. Unicellular and filamentous levels of organization. This report seems to suggest that the lack of scientific analysis into Auricularia is due to decreased popularity rather than any ridiculous claims for its properties.

Basidiomycete f ungi usually reproduce by spores, producing between a few billion to several trillion within their fruit bodies. This property of Auricularia could lead to its use as a preventative for the problems of vascular sclerosis since the likelihood of getting a plaque developing is greatly increased by high levels of LDLs in the blood.

Traditional Chinese Medicinal Auricularia

Collection of the auriculagia for culinary use has also been documented in Nepal. However, the Nepalese do not consider it a choice mushroom for eating; of the three grades given to edible mushrooms, it was given the worst.

Catalogue of Life CoL. This study is looking at the specific use of Auricularia auricula in Chinese medicine and so it is necessary to look briefly at an overview of fungi and how they grow and function. Auricularia contributed by Anna BonellAbstract The concepts and beliefs of Chinese Medicine are collated, discussed and compared to the Western approach to treatment.

Once the sawdust is exposed to a humid environment, A. This however auricyla-judae assuming a lot about it, as it has only shown these attributes in respect to rats and mice and the auriculaia that the same is true of humans is not correct. Suricularia systems govern particular tissues, activities and mental abilities.


Being dried it will keep a good year. Again, unlike other mushrooms, no medicinal use was reported.

Unrelated common names include the “ear fungus”, [18] “common ear fungus”, [19] “the Chinese Fungus”, [20] “the pig’s ear”, [20] “the wood ear”, [21] “the black wood ear”, [22] “the tree ear”, and “Kikurage”. There are auficularia on its effectiveness in reducing the blood glucose levels in KK-Ay mice aurkcularia are genetically obese and have diabetic syndromes such as, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, glucosuria and severe insulin resistance. Simple search Basic search Advanced search Search type specimens Search thesaurus Search bibliography.

Auricularia auricula-judae – Wikipedia

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The search resulted in 44 and 42 articles being displayed respectively for these, compared with only 2 dealing with Auricularia. It was used as a poultice to treat inflammations of the eye, [14] as well as a palliative for throat problems.

A Hayes, edspp. According to Arora, sometimes called Judas’ ear because “it was believed that when Judas hanged himself on an elder tree, these ear-shaped excrescenses were condemned to appear on elders thereafter.

Auricularia auricula-judae has a soft, jelly-like texture. Sanctioned by Sanctioning name Validated by Type specimen or ex type More specimens Human pathogenicity code Plant pathogenicity code Code toxicity.

Auricularia auricula-judae

They are hyalinelack a central strand and have rounded tips. Martin Hirneola auricularis Gray Donk Hirneola auricula-judae var. These findings indicate that perhaps the claims made of Auricularia are more to do with what people wish to believe compared to that which is actually true.