LATIN NAME: Tremella Fuciformis.

COMMON NAMES: snow fungus, snow ear, silver ear fungus, and white jelly mushroom.

DISTRIBUTION AREA: tropical and subtropical countries of Asia and Central America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Tremella fuciformis is an edible mushroom in the Tremella genus. The shape of fruit body resembles algae with numerous branches, the structure resembles clear-white gelatin. The fungus reaches a size of 7.5 cm. Tremella fuciformis acts as a parasite and exists due to other species of fungi (Annulohypoxylon and Hypoxylon).


Tremella Fuciformis contains 70% of dietary fiber, protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, proteins, 18 valuable amino acids (including alanine, valine, tyrosine, proline, spermine, lysine, glycine, serine, glutamic acid, asparagine, cystine, histidine, methionine), minerals and plant glycogen (trehalose, mannitol and pentosan). The mushroom also contains a large amount of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, and a small amount of B vitamins. The main active component of the Tremella Fuciformis is polysaccharides subdivided into acidic and neutral, cell wall polysaccharides and extracellular polysaccharides.


  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-tumor
  • stimulating
  • tonic
  • antiallergic
  • antidiabetic


  • is beneficial against pulmonary diseases and for improving the functioning of the heart, liver, kidneys, brain, stomach
  • helps the body to withstand the aggressive effects of radiation
  • increases local immunity of the respiratory tract
  • normalizes the cardiovascular system
  • stabilizes the processes of hematopoiesis
  • prevents the development of thrombophlebitis and varicose veins
  • normalizes blood coagulability
  • lowers blood sugar levels
  • isolates free radicals and accelerates their excretion from the body
  • prevents the development of hepatitis of all types
  • removes toxins
  • stabilizes the work of the nervous system
  • favorably influences memory and brain activity
  • prevents malignancy of benign neoplasms
  • improves the spleen's function
  • increases the rate of peristalsis
  • accelerates intestinal metabolism
  • stimulates the separation of bile
  • strengthens the tone of the blood vessel walls
  • prevents deposition of cholesterol
  • shortens the process of rehabilitation after chemotherapy
  • improves the condition of the mucosa of the digestive tract due to the formation of a mucoid membrane


  • dry cough
  • constipation
  • dry skin
  • cervical erosion
  • high cholesterol
  • phlegm
  • emaciation
  • lung cancer
  • tumors
  • high blood pressure
  • lung diseases
  • trophic ulcers
  • purulent wounds
  • fatigue
  • diabetes
  • allergy
  • various inflammations
  • hepatitis b
  • paralysis
  • bronchitis

CONTRAINDICATIONS: the age of children less than three years, pregnancy, lactation. This is due not to the harmful effect of the fungus on the body, but to the possible intolerance of the new product. In this case, undesirable reactions may be indigestion, nausea, diarrhea. You cannot eat mushrooms at the same time with anticoagulants (drugs that reduce blood clotting), and when the hematopoietic system is disrupted.

“A critic is to an author as a fungus to an oak”

Edward Abbey

*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.