Tinder fungus extract and powder

If you are wondering why this mushroom shares a name with a popular dating app, it’s because the word “tinder” means something used to make a fire. Just like Tinder fungus.

Now, of course, we are not really interested in its capabilities as a fire-making substance, but as a medicinal mushroom.

From us you can buy the tinder fungus as extract and powder.

Properties and ingredients of the tinder fungus mushroom

Tinder fungus, also known as fomes fomentarius, is a fascinating mushroom with a rich history in traditional Chinese medicine. Not only is it valued for its health-promoting properties, but in the past it was also used as a natural tinder for fires. It grows mainly on dead deciduous trees such as beech, birch and oak.

What turns this inedible mushroom into a valuable medicinal mushroom, is the vast amount of important ingredients it contains. In addition to a high concentration of polysaccharides such as beta-glucans, the tinder fungus is also rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce cell damage caused by free radicals. Other interesting ingredients are betulinic acid and natural triterpenes.

Tinder fungus in research and practice

The tinder fungus has been a subject of several scientific studies due to its polysaccharides and triterpenes content. In particular, the mushroom has been studied for its ability to protect against oxidative stress, bacteria and viruses, and to combat inflammation.

Our offering of tinder fungus extract and powder

ExtractOrganic1 kgPer quote
PowderOrganic5 kgPer quote

Cultivation and growing material

We grow our mushrooms in their natural habitat, the Chinese highlands, and rely on the expertise of local farmers.

Tinder fungus is one of our mushroom species that we don’t grow, but harvest from natural collection areas (oak, maple, birch, poplar etc.) in northeastern China.

Shelf life and storage conditions

For extracts and powders: 4 years when properly stored: at room temperature or lower, in a tightly closed package that keeps the raw materials protected from light, humidity and insects.

For capsules: 36 months after production when properly stored: at a dry, cool place (room temperature or lower) and protected from sunlight.

tinder fungus on a table alongside extract and powder

Request a quote

Fill out the order form for the amount of tinder fungus raw materials you are interested in and our team will get back to you with a quote. You can write any additional questions you have in the message box. If you’d like to receive the product specifications of the raw materials, just let us know.

We look forward hearing from you!

P.s. If you want a quote regarding multiple mushroom species, please use the contact form.

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Eigenmann & Veronelli S.p.A.

Mr. Maurizio Garufi

Email: mgarufi@eigver.it

Tel.: +39 02 935 395 75


Mr. Dario Pastorello:

Email: dpastorello@eigver.it

Tel.: +39 02 935 395 52

Portugal and Spain:

Eigenmann & Veronelli S.p.A.

Mr. Lluis Restoy

Email: lrestoy@eigver.es

Tel.: +34935456380