Auricularia (Auricularia auricula-judae) is a Medicinal Mushroom rich in adenosine, a molecule useful for our psychological well-being because it strengthens psycho-emotional functions and helps to counteract stress and anxiety.
Its documented vasodilator action allows:
Adenosine is stored in all our cells but over the years it tends to decrease: to defend ourselves from possible inflammation we need to replenish our reserves of adenosine.
We can turn to nature and rely on Medicinal Mushrooms that contain this substance in abundance, such as Auricularia, Reishi and Cordyceps.
This Medicinal Mushroom has been widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over a thousand years. The ancient Chinese and Japanese populations used it to assist in physiological intestinal functions.
In recent decades, interest in Auricularia has also spread among researchers from universities all over the world: many studies have been published in authoritative international journals, describing its benefits for well-being and health in detail. Hundreds of books in English, and a dozen in Italian too, written by experts, describe and disseminate the contents of this research.
Very common on various broad-leaved trees, Auricularia (Auricularia auricula-judae) is a mushroom that never reaches large dimensions and is characterized by its particular shape, which resembles that of an ear.
Even if it prefers rainy and humid periods, it can be found throughout the year.
Among all Medicinal Mushrooms, Auricularia is the one that contains the highest concentration of adenosine. There are also beta-glucans, terpenes, polysaccharides of different types and AAP (Auricularia Auricula polysaccharides), as well as other nutritional substances such as vitamins, minerals and essential trace elements.