The Amadou hat, also known as the Fomes
|Tinder fungus - fomes fomentarius
Appearance and Habitat:
Fomes fomentarius typically has a thick, hoof-shaped fruiting body that can range in size from a few centimeters to over a meter in diameter. The fruiting body is dark brown to black on the outside and lighter in color on the inside, with a tough, woody texture. The underside of the fruiting body is covered with millions of tiny, brown pores that release the fungus's spores.
The fungus can be found growing on living or dead trees, and can
Have you heard of Fomes fomentarius?
It's an unusual mushroom that grows on trees and is increasingly being used as a health supplement.
But did you know that you can also use it to make a special tea? Join us as we explore the many benefits of Fomes fomentarius tea and how to make it at home!
The first, and one of the most important steps, is collecting the fomes, or amadou mushroom.
It is also called tinder fungus, false tinder fungus, hoof fungus, tinder conk, tinder polypore or ice man fungus.
The fungus is wild harvested in ancient forests in Transylvania.
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