If you’re prone to those nightmares about your teeth falling out, Hydnellum peckii isn’t the fungi for you. Also known as the Bleeding Tooth Fungus, this bizarre fungus is found in forested areas of North America, Europe, Iran and Korea.
With an appearance like something from an 80s body horror flick, you’re unlikely to be drawn to the Bleeding Tooth Fungus for a snack if you’re lost in the woods. But in spite of the oozing blood and sharp “tooth” like structures, this fungus is not dangerous - on the contrary, it’s thought to be good for your health. If you can get past the bitter taste of the red substance (and the fact that scientists don’t even know what it is), you’ll benefit from its anticoagulant and antibacterial properties.