The Science of Inonotus Obliquus—Chaga

*Let me begin by saying Chaga doesn’t work with a one time dose, it is a continuous process. Drinking the tea or taking the tincture should be done over time to boost the immune system, absorb antioxidants and unlock all the benefits it holds.

I certainly can’t say enough about the power of this odd medicinal mushroom. I was diagnosed with arthritis in both my knees several years ago, after having surgeries. they told me I had bone on bone spurs and could feel every bit of that. When I discovered Chaga nine years ago I was hooked and have been drinking it everyday since. I truly believe it has helped tremendously to keep swelling at bay and relieve pain in my knees, not to mention I haven’t gotten sick from the common cold in those years since adding it to my daily routine! I have done endless research over the years on Chaga and found a lot. In the East, especially places like Eastern Eurpoe and China, Chaga has been used in traditional and folk medicine for centuries. It was even discovered in a small pouch carried by an iceman found in the alps in the 90s, believed that he used it for immunity in the harsh climate and as a fire starter. Chaga is found in high elevations, anywhere from 3,500 ft and up and only grows medicinally on birch trees. It is refereed to as the ‘King Of Medicinal Mushrooms’ for great reason.

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Here’s a list of wonderful benefits:

  • Immune system super booster and regulator
  • Highly Anti-Inflammatory
  • Highest of any food in Anti-Oxidants
  • May reduce the size of cancerous tumors
  • Protects DNA from aging damage
  • Provides natural energy, containing many vitamins including B-complex and vitamin D
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Protects the skin against sun damage
  • Contains high levels of Melanin to enhance skin and eye color
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Contains Zinc, Fiber, Magnesium, Copper, and Iron
  • Those are just some!!

The way Chaga grows is a bit of a mystery. Here is a chart of how it infects a tree:

I study Chaga quite a bit and I am always looking for more explanations and information where ever I can. I found many great articles that explain Chaga from scientific and health points of view. Check them out if your interested in knowing more! Follow the links below…

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