It is known as “king of plants” in China, “the gift of God” in Siberia, “the diamond of the forest” in Japan.
Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as chaga mushroom, is a fungus in the family Hymenochaetaceae. It is parasitic on birch and other trees. The sterile conk is irregularly formed and has the appearance of burnt charcoal. The fertile fruiting body can be found very rarely as a resupinate (crustose) fungus on or near the clinker, usually appearing after the host tree is dead. Grows in birch forests of Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, northern areas of the United States, in the North Carolina mountains and in Canada.
It is validated by Moscow’s Medical Academy of Science and World Trade Organization has classified it as a medicinal mushroom.
One of the most important treatment is for melanoma. Almost 25% percent of the pigments in Chaga are melanin (massive amount). Melanin is important for the health of the skin and hair with its protective properties and its ability to target free radicals and help with sleep.
Recent studies showed to have anti-tumor properties.
Remedy for: CANCER, HIV, ULCERS, LIVER, TUBERCULOSIS, DIABETES, FIBROMYALGIA, STROKE, ALZHEIMER.
Here are a few facts about Chaga:
~ Highest antioxidant concentration Chaga – 36,557, (Acai Berries – 800, Goji Berries- 400, Blueberries – 24.5)
~ Adaptogenic – brings the body into homeostasis and beneficial for all autoimmune diseases by regulating the immune system.
~ The richest source of the enzyme SOD.
~ Prevents damage to the cell’s DNA.
~ Low tissue levels of SOD correlate with a decline in overall health and a shorter lifespan.
~ Provides lots of B-Vitamins and also flavonoids, enzymes, minerals and phenols
~ Activates the pineal gland.
~ Rich in Zinc – which helps with proper cell growth, differentiation and survival
~ Boosts energy levels & physical stamina
~ Anti-aging properties
~ Anti-fungal & anti-candida
~ Antiviral & Anti-bacterial
~ Joint health
~ Balances blood sugar levels
Sources: Spirituality Health, Chaga Knowledge