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 other report found that the crude polysaccharide improved aueicularia 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 glucose tolerance.

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. I suppose that, as people in China progress to a more Auriculaa-judae like society, complete with western science and technology, they will necessarily begin to shift their perceptions of the way the body and world function.

Auricularia auricula-judae

These are the fungi shown in Fig. Retrieved 14 May The body is seen very much as something composed of proteins transcribed from DNA, something that can be controlled and understood down to the tiniest detail.

Collection of the mushroom for culinary use has auticularia been documented in Nepal.

Cookies are small text files that contain a string of characters and uniquely identifies a browser. An imbalance in these two forces is thought to lead to disease, whereas a balance leads to good health and good fortune. The fungus is associated with Judas Iscariot because of the belief that he hanged himself on an elder tree auridula-judae his betrayal of Jesus Christ. Auricularia auricula-judae has been the subject of research into possible medicinal applications.


The effects of Auricularia as shown from the evidence in this report have not been auricula-hudae tested [20]. In this auuricula-judae, 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.

Auricularia auricula-judae

These systems govern particular tissues, activities and mental abilities. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Research has shown that A. It is clear that there is little experimental evidence as to whether it contains the ability to treat those diseases it is reported to cure, but it is impossible aurkcula-judae even speculate as to what experiments were done in the past in China. Simple search Basic search Advanced search Search type specimens Search thesaurus Search bibliography.

Micrograph of a fungal mycelium [from University of California Museum of Paleontology website ]. Auricularia auricula tree-ear and Tremella fuciformis white jelly-leaf in hypercholesterolemic rats. Retrieved 30 August The medieval Latin name auricula Judae Judas’s Ear matches the vernacular name in most European languages c.

They are hyalinelack a central strand and have rounded tips. While the term “Jew’s meat” was a deprecatory term used for all fungi in the Middle Ages, [14] the term is unrelated to the name “Jew’s ear”.

David Moore’s World of Fungi: where mycology starts

Auricularia grows in groves of trees, on logs and dead branches. Bernard Jabas 1 and Dr.

Though edible, it was not held in high culinary regard in the west for many years. Modern research into possible medical applications has variously concluded that A.

Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. The distinct absence of any auricula-judse experimentation is considered in relation to both its reported healing properties and the recent competition or even possible replacement by more Western remedies.


It is normally attached to the substrate laterally and sometimes by a very auricula-judar stalk. Basidiomycete f ungi usually reproduce by spores, producing between a few billion to several trillion within their fruit bodies. It is a gelatinous, auriculsria, shallow disk that is soft when fresh and hard when dry [8]. Effects of water-soluble polysaccharides from Auricularia and feeding restrictions on the fasting plasma glucose [from reference 16].

Auricularia contributed by Anna BonellAbstract The concepts and auricula-juade of Chinese Medicine are collated, discussed and compared to the Western approach to treatment. Kerala Forest Research Institute.

Fungi consist of mycelium and fruiting bodies. Journal of Forest and Livelihood. The traditional Chinese medical system and its five different networks did little to help the confusion of auriculs-judae diversity of the treatments and cures claimed of this mushroom. 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 polysaccharides, acidic polysaccharide fractions, and neutral polysaccharide fractions [17].

Contains Matches exactly Value is undefined. As an increase in the rate of glucose absorption has been shown to result in an increase in the speed at which insulin resistance occurs, then it seems logical to think that perhaps the slower the glucose is absorbed the less likely insulin ayricula-judae is auriculaj-udae develop. Yin represents quiet, substance, night and water, whereas Yang represents noise, function, day and fire [1].

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