Chaga ( Inonotus obliquus )
Known by the Siberians as the “Gift from God” and the “Mushroom of Immortality,” this vibrant growth has been used by humans to support health for thousands of years. Rather than soft like a mushroom, chaga is hard, almost as hard as wood. It is unique, nothing like common mushrooms. In fact, chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths.
Since the 16th century, chaga mushrooms were recorded as being used in folk medicine and the botanical medicine of the Eastern European countries as a potential remedy for gastritis, ulcers, and tuberculosis of the bones.
Chaga is powerful, because it contains the nutrients—the force of actual trees. Because of their special, biologically potent substances, trees live long, far longer than herbs. Some trees live as long as 10,000 years or more. Thus, they are the most powerful living beings in the world. Concentrating this power, chaga contains numerous B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals, and enzymes. It is also one of the world’s densest sources of pantothenic acid, and this vitamin is needed by the adrenal glands as well as digestive organs. It also contains riboflavin and niacin in significant amounts.
Chaga possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating properties
Chaga may help treat inflammatory bowel disease
Chaga shows promise as a treatment for diabetes (suggested from the Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2008)
Enhanes physical and mental performance
How to Use It:
Chaga is traditionally grated into a fine powder and used to brew a beverage resembling coffee or tea.
Powder: Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons in warm liquid daily.
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