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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David Moore’s World of Fungi: where mycology starts

A report produced for Cancer Research UK. The upper, sterile surfaces are conspicuously gray due to the presence of minute hairs. Cookies mentioned in the last point are Google analytics cookies that are IP anonymized which means that we cannot trace single users. 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”.

The hypercholesterolemic effect of this mushroom could be why it is said to be a good treatment of obstruction in arteries and veins, vascular sclerosis and hypertension. 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.

It is replaced each time there is a query done. This however is assuming a lot about it, as it has only shown these attributes in respect to rats and mice and the assumption that the same is true of humans is not correct.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Martin Hirneola auricularis Gray Donk Hirneola auricula-judae var. Usually facing downward; yellowish- brown to reddish-brown; hairless; often ribbed or veined.

Fungi are eukaryotic organisms with a thin cell wall made up of chitin a protein also found in the exoskeleton of insects. Auricularia has been used over the centuries, to treat weakness after childbirth, cramp and numbness; for pains from injuries, obstruction in arteries and veins, numbness and tetany; for malignant dysentery, piles, and enteritis; for menorrhagia and leucorrhoea; for gastric disorder causing nausea and excessive phlegm; for piles in the aged which will not heal [15].

The Biology and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms. The search resulted in 44 and 42 articles being displayed respectively for these, compared with only 2 dealing with Auricularia. It is a gelatinous, ear-shaped, shallow disk that is soft when fresh and hard when dry [8]. It is normally attached to the substrate laterally and sometimes by a very short stalk.


Sawdust is packed into polypropylene bags and then sterilised by steam for several hours. A typical reddish-brown specimen of tree-ear. Spores are formed usually by the union of two nuclei within specialized cells called basidia that then undergo meiosis develop four haploid spores that contain a different combination of genes than the parents [13].

These two forces are not stationary but are continuously fading into one another, just as night becomes day [2].

Traditional Chinese Medicinal Auricularia

They have also been found to have antitumor, cardiovascular and hypocholesterolemia, antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic effects [14]. The other report found that the crude polysaccharide improved glucose tolerance to intraperitoneal glucose loading, but did not affect the non-fasting insulin level; that the acidic polysaccharide had no beneficial effects; and that neutral polysaccharides showed dose dependent effects on lowering the fasting and nonfasting glucose and insulin but it did not affect the aurricula-judae tolerance.

This enables an exploration as to their reliability. In Jews’ ears something is conceived extraordinary from the name, which is in propriety but fungus sambucinusor an excrescence about the roots of elder, and concerneth not the nation of the Jews, but Judas Aurlcularia, upon a conceit he hanged on this tree; and aurciularia become a famous medicine in quinsies, sore throats, and strangulations, ever since.

For practical reasons we have decided not to translate all pages in several languages anymore because it was too heavy to maintain but some of the labels of the basic and advanced query pages are still available. Traditional Chinese Medicine also states that the body is organized into five functional systems, the kidney, heart, spleen, liver and lung systems.

The scientific proof needed to establish that Auricularia has definite medicinal power is lacking but it aricularia be said that some experiments have been done and it is effective in lowering cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood of both rats and mice respectively.

Auricularia auricula-judae – Wikipedia

Table of Contents Section 3: Although this is true, the understanding of the body and the way it functions is phenomenal considering their knowledge comes from writings dating from as long as years ago. Archived from the original PDF on 16 July The two are opposite forces and thus if you have one, you necessarily must have the other.


The fact that it does not alter the HDLs is also beneficial as HDLs help soak up cholesterol deposits in the blood and so have anti-plaque forming properties as well. Google cookies and technologies Google Analytics: Auricularia has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of various ailments.

Auricularia auricylaria in groves of trees, on logs and dead branches. One study limited its attention to the water-soluble polysaccharide extracted from the fruiting bodies of Auricularia [16] and the other examined three different groups of polysaccharides all found in the fruiting body; a mixture of crude auriculria, acidic polysaccharide fractions, and neutral polysaccharide fractions [17].

Many of the wrinkles and folds have disappeared or become less prominent. Though edible, it was not held in high culinary regard in the west for augicularia years. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This may be explained in someway by considering the changes to lifestyle that has come about with the modernisation of China. Catalogue of Life CoL. We use cookies in a very limited number of scenarios that are all present to help the users to have an easier experience.

Auricularia auricula and Tremella fuciformis “. Contact our curators Dr.

On entering auricularua shop, which is set along one of the sides of the staircase at the upper floor of the Arndale Centre in Manchester, I noticed the tidy array of jars full of dried herbs and spices lining the wall behind the counter. The body is seen auricula-judaee much as something composed of proteins transcribed from DNA, something that can be controlled and understood down to the tiniest detail.

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Auricularia auricula-judae

InMiles Joseph Berkeley described the species as a member of Hirneola[1] a genus described by Fries innow considered synonymous aurciula-judae Auricularia. Sanctioned by Sanctioning name Validated by Type specimen or ex type More specimens Human pathogenicity code Plant pathogenicity code Code toxicity. Lily Eurwilaichitr and Dr. The reports available on Auricularia auriculria studied and the scientific evidence separated, dissected and investigated.

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