Name: Chaga mushroom
Primary Category: Mushroom
Also known as: Black mass, Birch canker polypore, Cinder conk, Clinker polypore
Latin Name: Inonotus obliquus
Effects: Prolong youthfulness, Immune system
Chaga mushroom looks rather like a lump of charcoal. Chaga is one of the most popular natural remedies in Eastern Europe and Russia, where it’s called “King of Herbs.” Chaga can be found growing on the bark of birch trees in cold regions with moderate humidity. Chaga is also used in traditional Chinese medicine, called “Maitake.” Chaga is said to have anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, antiviral, antioxidant, antibacterial, and anticancer properties.Other traditional medicine sources list it as a key ingredient in Dietary supplements & herbal supplements.
Chaga mushrooms can be eaten. They are often used in tea or health tinctures, but they can also be cooked and eaten like other mushrooms. Chaga medicinal mushrooms are hard to see because they are hidden among the base of a tree, but if you know how to find them, they are easy to find. To extract you remove fro the tree, boil in water for about 8 to 12 hours then evaporate the liquid to create the mushroom extract.
Chaga mushroom also helps to support the immune system activity and may even improve your mood. Chaga can be consumed in a variety of ways, including as a tea, extract, powder, soup, and more. Chaga might help to support a healthy digestive system and promote healthful liver function. Chaga may also help to provide relief from symptoms associated with allergies and autoimmune disorders.
There have been several health studies of Chaga mushrooms being used for the treatment of medicinal purposes, but there have been no clinical trials to support Chaga’s activity, claim or effects. Chaga mushroom may help with sleeping better because its anti-inflammatory effects can reduce pain and relax the muscles.
Chaga mushroom is a natural antioxidant that contains superoxide dismutase, or SOD – an enzyme that breaks down free radicals in cells and is popular in health supplements. Chaga has a high mineral content and works as a natural detoxifier for the body because it binds to heavy metals and eliminates them from the body. Unlike many other health antioxidants, Chaga mushroom actually contains zinc which helps with healing wounds faster according to some studies.
The Chaga mushroom has a strong, earthy smell and properties that is reminiscent of coffee. It has a slightly bitter taste and can be used in traditional medicine and holistic wellness plant-based product supplements.
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