“For Immunity, Cancer, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol”
Chaga Mushrooms and also called Inonotus Obliquus is a mushroom that grows on birch trees in the US and other areas of the world. It’s an interesting looking mushroom that looks like a piece of burned wood more than anything else. And the tea made from this mushroom can boost up our immune system, it’s very soothing for the GI tract, and heals many different diseases. In fact in Siberia it was noticed that people who drank chaga tea on a regular basis had a much lower incidence of cancer and stomach problems.
Where it Grows – Chaga is a highly prized mushroom in the states and those who collect mushrooms get top dollar for this strange looking fungi. Just about any forest with birch trees will have some chaga mushrooms. Chaga mushrooms grow in the US, Korea, Russia, all over Europe and Northern Canada.
Lowers Cholesterol – Lab animal studies show that Chaga mushrooms contain betulinic acid which helps to break down LDL or bad cholesterol and thus helps to prevent cardiovascular challenges. And chaga also contains chitin which also helps lower cholesterol. And chaga contains lots of plant sterols that lower cholesterol.
Powerful Immune Booster – Chaga mushrooms contain Beta-D-Glucans which boost our immune system and even slow it down if our immune system is too active and raging out of control.
Antimicrobial – Studies show that chaga mushrooms have a powerful antimicrobial ability thus they are great for fighting off bacterial invaders.
Anti-viral – Studies show that chaga is also a good antiviral agent which may help with some times of viral infections including HIV.
Super Antioxidant – Chaga mushroom are black and full of polyphenols and thus have lots of antioxidants that can heal DNA damage and prevent disease. In fact chaga has more antioxidants than any other food around— with a 1,104 ORAC score making this mushroom a superfood.
Contains Polysaccharides – Chaga like goji berries contains a great source of simple sugars that are important heart and liver health and for balancing blood sugar. And their is some indication that they might improve our mood.
Very Soothing and Anti-inflammatory – Chaga has been shown to sooth away pain, inflammation, swelling, and helps with irritation of all kinds including arthritis… and it also helps with nerve pain.
Healing Gastric Ulcers – Chaga supports the healing of gastric ulcers. All the antimicrobial abilities of chaga may help with H. Pylori infections and the antioxidants sooth the GI tract.
Calms the Nervous System – It’s been found that chaga supports and calms the nervous system thus helping with stress.
Supportive Therapy for Cancer – Studies show that Chaga soothes the GI tract during chemotherapy and boosts up our immune system thus we are better able to fight off cancer. With over 1,600 studies showing that chaga prevents and suppress the growth of cancer tumors. Chaga helps with breast, lung, prostate, liver, stomach, rectal, leukemia, and skin cancer plus many other cancers. And it also helps with HIV and viral diseases.
Helps Lower Blood Sugar – Studies show that chaga lowers blood sugar levels thus helping those suffering from diabetes.
Boosts Chi Energy – In Traditional Chinese Medicine chaga is a powerful herb for increasing Chi energy. It’s said that a person drinking chaga tea daily will have a long life and youthful appearance… and feel strong.
Other Diseases – Chaga also helps with bronchitis and other lung diseases, female reproductive challenges, liver disease and hepatitis, allergies, poor diet, vision problems, arthritis and many more diseases. Just about anything health challenge can be improved with chaga.
Finding – Chaga grows in birch forests, sometimes high up on the tree or down low where they are accessible. In some areas they are prevalent and in others they are hard to find. But chaga can always be found by googling “Buy Chaga Mushrooms” and lots of places that sell these wonderful mushrooms will come up. And they also sell chaga on Amazon and Ebay.
Forms – Chaga can be found as powders, whole dried mushrooms, tablets, teas, and tinctures. Drinking the tea is probably the most common for form.
Dose – Some people with disease take up to 3 grams of the powder daily… or in tea form. For dietary support for the average person perhaps 1/2 gram daily would work well.
No Side Effects – So far we have not seen any side effects with chaga – it’s is food and the body sees it as food. But as with all things it should not be used by those who are pregnant, nursing, or by small children.
Making Chaga Tea – Take a silver dollar size chunk of dried chaga mushroom and boil it for 20 to 30 minutes in a liter of water until the water is nice and brown… then drink the tea as needed. Chaga tea will keep for long periods of time in the frig, but if the color changes add more water and reboil. And chaga tea tastes kind of earthy and very pleasant tasting, and it can be made into smoothies and other recipes… check on-line for chaga recipes.
Chaga tea is good for just about any ailment a person might have, be it infections, cancer, stomach challenges, cholesterol, or anything else. Look for testimonials about the healing powers of chaga on-line.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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