What is Chaga?
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is a type of fungus that grows on the bark of birch trees. It is mainly found in cold climates, at a latitude of 45°N – 68°N (North America (Canada, USA), Europe (Baltics, Scandinavia), Russia, and some parts of North Asia).
It is a quite rare fungus, in one of the growing areas it has a frequency of 1:15 000 – 20 000 or one mushroom per 20 000 trees.
Chaga is the king of medicinal mushrooms. For centuries, it has been used as a traditional medicine in Russia and other Northern European countries, mainly to boost immunity and overall health. Fungus includes more than 200 bioactive components, many antioxidants, and minerals. It is one of the best natural immune system boosters.
Nine potential health benefits of Chaga
- Nutrient-dense superfood. Rich in a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, including B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, potassium, rubidium, cesium, amino acids, fiber, copper, selenium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium, calcium, etc.
- Slowing the aging process
- Lowering cholesterol
- Preventing and fighting cancer
- Lowering blood pressure
- Supporting the immune system
- Fighting inflammation
- Lowering blood sugar
- Preventing drug side effects
Source: Medical News Today
Surprising potential Covid-19 remedy
Latest news: Russian scientists discover mushroom with anti-viral properties. With the world’s scientists hunting for a Covid-19 drug, Siberia’s Vector Center has discovered antiviral properties in the Chaga mushroom, found on birch trees, suggesting the fungus may be capable of suppressing coronavirus.
Source: RT News
Our Chaga is sustainably harvested from live healthy birch trees in the pristine forests of North Estonia. Mushrooms need a clean environment to grow. Estonia’s clean environment is very different from the rest of the world. Chaga has gathered its strength from Estonia’s clean air and ground, pure water, and Nordic white nights. Our Chaga is not cultured or cultivated as the important black outer crust only grows on wild-harvested mushrooms.
Our Chaga is harvested and processed by hand – the same way it was done centuries ago. It is pure, natural, highly potent, and without additives, only the finest quality. 100% wild-harvested with black top crust, made of the whole mushroom. Ready to use with no need for cutting or sawing.
Free from preservatives, fillers, and artificial additives. Non-GMO, vegan, and vegetarian safe, free from gluten, dairy, caffeine, binders, and artificial additives.
Our products are made with love in Estonia, Northern Europe, EU.
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How to use Chaga?
Chaga is traditionally crushed into pieces or a powder and used to brew a beverage resembling coffee or tea. Brewing this tea is a simple way to extract the healing compounds of this versatile mushroom, by using hot water extraction.
Raw Chaga powder does not dissolve in water and must be steeped in hot water like regular tea. Products have no odor and minimal taste.
To get all the active ingredients, there are two ways to make healing tea: you can brew it for a few hours or let it steep in hot water for 24 hours. The time may be shortened, but then you may not get all the active ingredients from the tea. Add honey or maple syrup, sugar, milk, or any natural ingredient.
100% Wild Harvested Whole Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus Obliquus).
Note: We recommend to buy Chaga in chunks. Then you can see the quality of the mushroom and this way you can be sure that it is really actual Chaga. A brown powder can be anything, but a chunk of Chaga is easily recognized. You can also use these chunks multiple times.
Please consult your health care practitioner before taking Chaga products.
Nutrition information per 100 g of product:
- energy content: 1222 kJ / 288 kcal
- fats: 1 g
- of which saturated fatty acids: 0.4 g
- carbohydrates: 68 g
- of which sugars: 0 g
- proteins: 2 g
- salt: 0 g