(Auricularia polytricha)

Other names: Jelly Ear, Judas’s Ear, Wood Ear, Free Ear, Black Ear Mushroom, Free Jellyfish, Judino Uho, Hirneola Polytricha, Asian Judas Ear, Cloud Ear fungus, Filtet Judasøre, Judasoor, Muizenoortjes, Ustasieni, Hirnéole, Oreille de Judas, Judasohr, Ohrlappenpilz, Black Fungus, Skógareyra, Orelha de Judas, Uszak Gestowlosy, Hongo Negro, Skogsöra

Auricularia is a wood-decaying fungus that lives in temperate and subtropical regions worldwide, usually found in clusters. It is the fourth largest cultivated mushroom species in the world. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and as a healthy food rich in vitamin B5 and copper.

Auricularia’s main functional components are polysaccharides. The polysaccharides from this mushroom contain mainly mannose, glucose, glucuronic acid, and xylose. Scientists found that Auricularia’s anticoagulant activity is similar to that of aspirin.

Auricularia may be beneficial for anemia, blood vomiting, uterine bleeding, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and cancer.

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