White fungus has many names: snow ear fungus, silver ear fungus, white wood ear, white tremella mushroom. And these names tell, it is a type of fungus also belonging to the mushroom family.
In Chinese families, it is commonly used in soups. It can be used as facial and body scrub.
White fungus has been prized for its medicinal benefits, namely anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor. It is used for soothing purposes like nourishing the bodies, healing dry coughs and clearing heat in the lungs.