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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The distinct absence of any scientific auriculraia is considered in relation to both auricularka reported healing properties and the recent competition or even possible replacement by more Western remedies.

Auricularia does have septa which divide the filaments at right angles to the long axis of the hypha. This is used when first reloading the page. The fungus is associated with Judas Iscariot because of the belief that he hanged himself on an elder tree after his betrayal of Jesus Christ. The search resulted in 44 and 42 articles being displayed respectively for these, compared with only 2 dealing with Auricularia.

Auricula–judae Zhang 1 and Dr. Sanctioned by Sanctioning name Validated by Type specimen or ex type More specimens Human pathogenicity code Plant pathogenicity code Code toxicity. The mycelium is made up of hyphae which may or may not be divided by septa [5, 6]. Sawdust is packed into polypropylene bags and then sterilised by steam for several hours.


Auricularia grows in groves of trees, on logs and dead branches.

Traditional Chinese Medicinal Auricularia

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. Table of Contents Section 3: Yin and Yang exist in the body as a fluctuating balance that has to be maintained in order to remain healthy.

In contrast to this idea of balancing forces to maintain health, the Western method of looking at the body takes it as something that is made ill by viruses, bacteria and other external influences. In this disease, the suffer has diabetes because the receptors for insulin on the target cells are desensitized or alternatively there are not enough of them, and so the sufferer has a high blood glucose level but also a high blood insulin level.

In the West, A. Unicellular and filamentous levels of organization.

I must tell you this. Auricularia auricula-judae is also in cultivation elsewhere in the world, for instance, in Ghana. A case study of Aihuobabekun community near Benin City, Nigeria”.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, since this is required by most website owners in order to access their sites. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Why Auricularia should do this is unclear but it must in some way stimulate the production of bile acids and fecal neutral steroids and so use up the excess cholesterol in that way, but the actual mechanism of action is not clear.


Auricularia auricula-judaeknown as the Jew’s earwood earjelly ear or by a number of other common namesis a species of edible Auriculariales fungus found worldwide.

David Moore’s World of Fungi: where mycology starts

Mushrooms as Functional Foods ed. This enables an exploration as to their reliability. A report on small-scale fungi cultivation concluded that A. The specimen on the right is gray due to a layer of fine hairs. The Jew of Malta.

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. As well as the obligate synonyms from Bulliard, Fries and Berkeley, there are numerous other synonymous names.

The cluster of tree-ears referenced in Fig. Auricularia auricula-judae is similar to A. Fungi consist of mycelium and fruiting bodies. A cluster of tree-ears is growing to the left of the polypore fungi in the lower right portion of this stump.