Phellinus Igniarius1 900

Phellinus Igniarius

Common Names: Fire Sponge, Willow Bracket

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Phellinus igniarius, commonly known as Fire Sponge or Willow Bracket, is a medicinal mushroom that grows on various species of trees. It is characterized by its woody, shelf-like cap with a dark reddish-brown to black coloration. This mushroom is highly valued in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits. Phellinus igniarius is not typically consumed as a culinary mushroom due to its tough and woody texture, but it is often used to make teas, tinctures, or extracts for medicinal purposes. Research suggests that Phellinus igniarius may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties, making it a popular choice for supporting overall health and well-being.

Physical Characteristics

Caps:

The cap of Phellinus igniarius is woody and shelf-like, with a dark reddish-brown to black coloration.

Gills:

This mushroom does not have gills as it is a bracket fungus.

Helps With

Immune support

Phellinus igniarius is believed to have immune-boosting properties that may help support overall immune function.

Anti inflammatory support

Research suggests that Phellinus igniarius may have anti-inflammatory effects, making it potentially beneficial for conditions related to inflammation.

Potential Side Effects

Allergic reactions

Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to Phellinus igniarius, especially if they have sensitivities to other mushrooms.

Medicinal Chemistry

Look Alike Species

look alike species

Specie:

Phellinus linteus

Edibility:

Phellinus linteus is also not considered edible.

Differences:Phellinus linteus has a lighter colored cap compared to the dark reddish-brown to black cap of Phellinus igniarius.

Nutrition Facts ()

Serving Size 100 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories356
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5 g2%
Saturated Fat 0.5 g3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 81 g29%
Dietary Fiber 0 g0%
Total Sugars 0 g
Protein 5 g10%
Vit A 0 µg 0%B1 0 mg 0%
B2 0 mg 0%B3 0 mg 0%
B6 0 mg 0%B9 0 µg 0%
B12 0 mg 0%Vit C 0 mg 0%
Vit D 0 µg 0%Vit E 0 mg 0%
Vit K 0 µg 0%Calcium 0 mg 0%
Copper 0 mg 0%Iron 0 mg 0%
Mg 0 mg 0%Mn 0 mg 0%
Phosph. 0 mg 0%Pot. 0 mg 0%
Selenium 0 µg 0%Zinc 0 mg 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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