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Rubies in the forests of Taiwan

Antrodia Camphorata

Antrodia Camphorata is a unique species in Taiwan. Under natural conditions, it only grows in the hollow of the inner wall of the trunk of the evergreen broad-leaved tree (Cinnamomum kane-hirai Hayata), which is unique to Taiwan, between 200 and 1,500 meters above sea level or on the dark and moist surface. , is a unique humic fungus of Cinnamomum Camphora.


First-class national treasure conservation tree species

Although there are more than 200 species of camphor trees in the world, there are only 7 species of camphor trees in Taiwan, and camphor trees are only native to Taiwan. The wood of the camphor tree is very fragrant and hard, and it is also a high-quality carving material. It is currently an endangered and protected plant, and has been listed as a first-class national treasure conservation tree species by the government.
The production period of Antrodia Camphorata is from mid-May to late October every year. After November, the growth of Antrodia Camphorata will gradually slow down and gradually enter dormancy. This period is also an important period for mature Antrodia Camphorata to convert nutrients into triterpenoids.


Characteristics of Antrodia Camphorata

Antrodia Camphorata is a perennial fungus belonging to the order polyporales, polyporaceae, and has a plate-shaped, bell-shaped, horseshoe-shaped or tower-shaped appearance; it is bright red when it is first born, and gradually becomes light reddish brown or light yellowish brown, and the color is quite bright , known as the "Ruby in the Forest".
It has a strong bitter taste in the mouth.
According to its parts, it can be divided into fruiting body and mycelium. Fruiting body is the reproductive organ of mushrooms; mycelium is the organ of mushrooms to absorb nutrients. It is composed of hyphae. After absorbing nutrients, the mycelium can development and differentiation to form fruiting body. In addition, there are some special Antrodia Camphorata that are white or yellow.
Antrodia Camphorata is rich in various substances, such as polysaccharides, triterpenoids, superoxide dismutase, adenosine, small molecular proteins, and sterols, etc., which can regulate physiological functions, nourish and strengthen the body,and are the most precious health care ingredients in Taiwan.

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camphor trees so much?

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Antrodia Camphorata, what
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Are mushrooms plants?

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