Organic Chaga Mushroom Powder (Wild, Raw, Mushroom of Immortality)
The chaga mushroom has been used widely by practitioners of traditional medicine for centuries. Scientifically known as Inonotus obliquus, the chaga mushroom has been famous with Chinese and Russian healers for centuries. This fungus is found mostly on the birch tree. The chaga mushroom is in fact a black mass with a rusty brown interior and does not look anything like a mushroom. Practitioners of traditional medicine consider it "the king of medicinal mushrooms”. When processed it can be taken in several forms such as tea, syrup, tablet, drops, aerosols and even suppository. In fact as tea, you can re-brew it for a second time without it losing its flavour.
This ancient herb has numerous health benefits that can be attributed to it. Some of the health benefits of the chaga mushroom include
- Supports the immune system
The chaga mushroom is a unique types of fungus due to its immune boosting properties. It contains, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties altogether in one pack. It is known as an immune modulator. It is a key component in the formation of a healthy immune system. It helps to suppress body aches and pains that may be weakening the body. It also tackles auto immune disorders that may cause body aches and pain.
- Reduces inflammation
Chaga mushroom acts as an anti-inflammatory due to its various properties.it contains betulinic acid, lupeol, trametenolic acid, and ergosterol among others. These components play a key role in reducing inflammation in the body thus reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure. It also controls blood flow in the blood vessels and provides a soothing effect during irritation.
- Helps in cases of ulcers and gastritis
Chaga mushroom contains anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that help in controlling gastrointestinal health. Since most ulcers are caused by bacteria like the helicobacter pylori, it strengthens the immunity by providing anti-bacterial properties that combat the pathogens. Research has also shown that chaga mushroom plays an important role in the treatment for inflammatory bowel syndrome.
- Improves skin health
It is one of the highest melanin sources compared to any known plan. As people start to age the skins start to have blotches due to disrupted melanin. This may be caused by infection, poor nutrition or even stress. Consumption of chaga mushroom at least one a day can enhance the skins beauty as well as repair it from damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors. It can also be beneficial in repairing the eyes since melanin is also found in the retina. Moreover consuming chaga mushroom will also hydrate the skin as well as hide the age spots.
- Helps to detoxify the liver
Chaga mushroom has shown to control the level of damage caused to the liver by smoking and alcohol by detoxifying it. It contains botulin which is key in detoxifying and cleansing the liver. It also has powerful antioxidants that help to restore the liver’s well-functioning. It also contains complex carbohydrates that protect can control the effects of chronic pancreatitis.
Please check out our interesting article on the power of medicinal mushrooms which features Chaga!
How to use
We suggest taking 1/4 to 1 teaspoon a day mixed with water (hot water if want tea), juice or smoothies or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Also check out our Chaga muffin recipe for a delicious treat!