Hei Hu Zhang Jun, Sarcodon Imbricatus, Shingled Hedgehog

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Hei Hu Zhang Jun, Sarcodon Imbricatus, Shingled Hedgehog

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TCM Details:
Common Name: Shingled Hedgehog
Chinese Name: Hei Hu Zhang Jun 黑虎掌菌
Latin Name: Sarcodon Imbricatus
Other Name: Scaly Hedgehog, Saarcodon Imbricatum, 枣翘鳞肉齿菌, 獐子菌、仲帽、獐头菌
Origin: Gansu, Xinjiang, Sichuan, Yunnan Province, China
Package: Bag
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place

More About This TCM (In English):
Sarcodon imbricatus, commonly known as the shingled hedgehog or scaly hedgehog, is a species of tooth fungus in the order Thelephorales. The mushroom is edible. Many sources report it has a bitter taste, but others have found it delicious and suspect that the bitter specimens may be similar related species. The mushroom has a large, brownish cap with large brown scales and may reach 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. On the underside it sports greyish, brittle teeth instead of gills, and has white flesh. Its spore print is brown. It is associated with spruce (Picea), appearing in autumn. It ranges throughout North America and Europe, although collections from the British Isles are now assigned to the similar species Sarcodon squamosus.

The mushrooms, or fruiting bodies, can be quite large in size. the brownish or greyish cap measures up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter and is covered with coarse darker brown scales. It is funnel-shaped. The underside bears soft, pale grey 'teeth' rather than gills. These are 0.5–1 cm long and brittle. The pale grey or brown stipe may reach 8 centimetres (3.1 in) high and 3 centimetres (1.2 in) wide, and may be narrower at the base and is sometimes eccentric.

Old mushrooms of Sarcodon imbricatus and related species contain blue-green pigments, which are used for dyeing wool in Norway. The fungus can be bitter, although this is less apparent in younger specimens. Submerging the mushrooms in boiling water will remove this. It can be pickled or dried and used as flavouring. In Bulgaria it is collected, dried and finely ground to be used as an aromatic mushroom flour. It is reported as edible but of poor quality in the United States by some sources but as deliciously edible by others. In Korea, mushroom tea is made from it.

Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
  黑虎掌菌香气之浓烈可以驱蚊避蝇,故在有些地放人们会在米面中放些黑虎掌驱虫。民间有“虎掌菌配菜,三日而不馊”的说法。 据资料记载,黑虎掌菌性平味甘,有追风散寒、舒筋活血、清热、消炎、除菌之功效,能降低胆固醇、促进新陈代谢、提高人体免疫力,是身体虚弱者的高级滋补品,对胃溃疡、慢性胃炎胃痛、食道癌有一定疗效。

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