Chemical compounds and health benefits of Tremella, a valued mushroom as both cuisine and medicine in ancient China and modern era


Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian, Wenli Sun, Hong Shen and Qi Cheng


For many years, traditional Chinese medicine has used mushrooms to treat various ailments. Tremella mushroom is also famous as snow mushroom, silder ear mushroom, snow fungus or white jelly mushroom. This review is focused on pharmacological and pharmaceutical uses of Tremella in modern and traditional sciences. Tremella fuciformis is a species of fungus; it produces white, frond-like, gelatinous basidiocarps. The most important tremella mushroom benefits are anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, lower cholesterol, combat obesity, protect nerves and may fight cancer. The most powerful nutritional constituents of Tremella are amino acids, vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, Glucurmomannan 1,3-alpha-glucan, Epitope 9beta-D-glucuronosyl), Glucuronic acid, Glucurmic acid, Glucuronoxylomannan, N-acetylglucosamine, Flavonoids, Polyphenols, Alkaloids and Organic acids. Functional foods are making inroads into Chinese diets with their promises to improve health and nutrition. Chinese consumers should choose nutritional and healthy food to maintain general health and reduce the risk of health problems.  Nutrition therapy on the basis of traditional Chinese medicine such tremella is quite effective at treating common diseases.


Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tremella, Ancient Beauty, Super-Food.

Amaz. Jour. of Plant Resear. 4(3): 692-697. September 2020
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