Auricularia auricula

(judae)

Auricularia auricula (judae)

Alpha Extracts Mushrooms
Powders & Extracts

The Latin name for Auricularia auricula (judae), commonly known as Jew’s ear or Wood ear, highlights its global presence. This edible mushroom, popular in the East for centuries, has historical significance in the West, where it was used in folk medicine during the 19th century for ailments like sore throats, sore eyes, and jaundice, and as an astringent.

Additionally, in Africa, particularly in Ghana, it is valued for its use as a blood tonic. Characterized by a neutral taste and a subtle aroma, Auricularia auricula is versatile for use in both sweet and savory dishes and beverages.

All mushroom powders and extracts are organic, certified according to:

EU, UK, Cosmos Organic Certificate

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Auricularia auricula (judae)

Modern research has uncovered a plethora of potential medical applications for Auricularia auricula, attributing to it anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-thrombotic, hypoglycemic, cardioprotective, anticoagulant, and cholesterol-lowering properties.

Main uses as Mushroom Powder:

  • Rich in polysaccharides, triterpenoids, sterols, flavonoids, lectins, ergosterol, prebiotic agents, and fibers, it serves as a good source of natural vitamin D2
  • Possesses a mild, non-specific flavor.
  • Utilized in cosmetics as a raw material for further processing, tailored to specific end-product applications.

Main uses as Mushroom Extract:

  • Offers a non-dominant taste or flavor, making it excellent for inclusion in fruity or sweet mixes, super-food bars, and beverages.
  • The 50% extract provides a slightly stronger flavor, still suitable for various food formulations, and offers greater therapeutic properties for tableting or encapsulation.
  • Suitable for spiced salts, dry meals, sweet and savory treats, a variety of beverages, and protein mixes.

Main uses in Supplement Formulations:

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Anti-cytotoxic properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-infection properties
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Anti-mutagenic properties
  • Antiparasite properties
  • Anti-quorum sensing properties
  • Anti-radiation properties
  • Antitumor activity
  • Antiviral properties
  • Anticoagulant activity
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Brain function enhancement
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Cholesterol regulation
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Gastrointestinal tract repair
  • Immunomodulatory activity
  • Iron absorption enhancement
  • Lipid metabolism promotion
  • Obesity prevention

Side Effects: Research on potential side effects is lacking.

Interactions: Current research on interactions is limited and relatively unknown.