Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus)
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Chaga, also called “The Mushroom of Immortality” by the Siberian Russian Shamans and the “Diamond of the Forest” by the Japanese, is a medicinal mushroom with valuable and rare properties. It grows on birch trees throughout the northern hemisphere.
This mushroom has the properties of a biogenic stimulator, and this is the secret of its healing effect on the human body. Chaga boosts immunity, activates the central nervous system and improves metabolism. It is a natural stimulator of the neurohumoral system, which is responsible for the body’s ability to maintain a constant internal environment and to adapt to changing conditions of the surrounding world.
This is why Chaga has a very long history of use in Russian and Siberian folklore and herbalism.
Therapeutic Properties of Chaga Mushroom
Chaga mushroom contains many nutrients. Among them there are the vitamins B and D, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, manganese, amino acids and fiber.
Thus, Chaga has many beneficial properties for the body:
- Relieves inflammation when applied orally and topically;
- Prevents and delays the growth of malignant tumors;
- Reduces the level of sugar in the urine and blood;
- Activates metabolic processes in the brain tissue;
- Eliminates harmful substances from the body, such as radionuclides;
- Contributes to the normalization of the endocrine system function;
- Normalizes the work of the digestive tract, eliminates dyspeptic phenomena, relieves spasms and inflammation;
- Increases the immunity and resistance to infectious diseases;
- Improves the general body condition and has an overall tonic effect.
Storage and Handling
Store Chaga mushroom in the original package, in a dry, dark place; store the boiled infusion in a cool place for no more than 2 days. Keep out of the reach of children!Shelf life is3 years. Do not use after the expiration date.
Manufacturer Contact Details
JSC “Krasnogorskleksredstva” Moscow, Russia.
Main Uses of Chaga Mushroom
Chaga is used in the treatment of the following condiions:
- Digestive tract disorders: chronic gastritis with a decrease in gastric secretory function, gastric ulcers and polyps, duodenal ulcers and polyps, gastrointestinal dyskinesia (hypokinetic type) and intestinal atony;
- Heart disorders: high blood pressure and high cholesterol;
- Cancer: studies suggest that Chaga mushroom may prevent or slow the growth of certain cancer cells and improve the general condition of cancer patients.
- Helps control blood sugar in patients with diabetes and obesity (ingesting);
- Treats disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract (ingesting);
- Supports the immune system, restores the body after past infectious diseases and operations, relieves the symptoms of arthritis (ingesting);
- Treats depression, insomnia and anxiety (ingesting);
- Treats angina, stomatitis, periodontal disease (rinsing);
- Slows the aging process, eliminates acne and acne scars (ingesting and wipings).
- Hypersensitivity to Chaga mushroom and any of its components;
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding period;
- Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or others): Chaga might cause the immune system to become more active. This could increase the symptoms of these diseases;
- Bleeding disorders;
- Surgery: Chaga might affect blood sugar control or increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using Chaga at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Before using, consult your doctor.
- Possible allergic reactions (rare);
- May act as a laxative;
- Prolonged usage of Chaga can increase excitability, the lability of autonomic nervous system, dyspeptic phenomena. In these cases, the dose should be reduced or the treatment discontinued.
Chaga mushroom interacts with the following medication:
- Blood-thinners, such as warfarin, clopidogrel and aspirin as Chaga promotes blood-thinning. Taking Chaga can increase the effects of these drugs and cause a severe bleeding;
- Diabetic drugs: Chaga affects blood sugar and interferes with controlling diabetes. It can also affect the strength of diabetic drugs and increase the risk of hypoglycemia;
- Antibiotics, i.e. penicillins.
During the course of treatment, it is recommended to limit the consumption of meat, especially smoked meat, sausages, spicy dishes and canned food, as well as the actual fats such as lard and butter.
Eat more raw, boiled or steamed plant foods. Drink milk and dairy products such as yogurt or low-fat sour cream. Remember that Chaga can act as a mild laxative.
Dosage and Brewing Instructions
Pour over 50 g of crushed Chaga mushroom with 0.5 l of warm boiled water, infuse for 2 days at room temperature, then filter. Squeeze the Chaga particles out and add a bit of boiled water, so that you have 0.5 l of the infusion.
Drink 1/2 cup six times a day or 1 cup three times a day 30 minutes before meals. Shake the infusion up beforehand.
The course of treatment lasts for 3-5 months. Take a 7-10 day break before the next one.