Polyporus umbellatus

Lumpy bracket, umbrella polypore

Available as:

Polyporus extract

Pure medicinal mushroom extract, standardised for polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are extracted from the chitin cover in the mushrooms using hot water. Compared with the powder, the extract has around 10 times the concentration of polysaccharides.

  • Polyporus umbellatus extract organically grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides
  • Polyporus umbellatus extract conventionally grown – standardised to 30% polysaccharides

Polyporus  powder

Our medicinal mushroom powders are gained from the gently dried fruiting body of the mushroom by grinding it finely. The grain size < 0.125 mm is a sign of quality.

  • Polyporus umbellatus powder organically grown
  • Polyporus umbellatus powder conventionally grown

Polyporus capsules

  • Extract capsules in organic quality
  • Extract caspules in conventional quality
  • Powder capsules in organic quality
  • Powder capsules in conventional quality

All Polyporus raw materials are tested for 250 parameters and aromatic hydrocarbons. The corresponding lab analyses and certificates are supplied to you with every batch.


Brief profile:

Highly valued in China for the last 2000 years, Polyporus umbellatus is now used around the world for nutritional and medicinal purposes. With several hundred mushroom caps growing in dense clusters, the oyster mushroom has an impressive appearance and thrives in moderate climates in Europe and Asia. It grows out of a pre-existing resting body of the mushroom, called a sclerotium, which is a dense mesh growing just below the surface of the soil, and it is capable of growing over and over again. The sclerotium holds a high concentration of the mushroom's components.

The concentration of substances is especially pronounced in the sclerotium of Polyporus umbellatus: the components include minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron as well as trace elements such as copper, manganese and zinc. Also included are ergosterol, biotin, niacin, folic acid and retinol and specific polypeptides and polysaccharides.

Capsules in culture dish