Chaga-Mushroom on birch tree
Chaga-Mushroom growing on birch

"Inonotus obliquus" is the adaptogen mushroom commonly known as CHAGA, a fungus parasitic on birch and other trees. This incredibly powerful adaptogen is one of the most potent antioxidants found on EARTH. The sterile conk is irregularly formed and has the appearance of burnt charcoal. CHAGA originates from Russia and Northern Europe, where it was used in folk medicine with records dating back to the early 15th century. 

Chaga hand 

Chaga grows in the Northern far regions of our planet, in average on 1 out of 1000 birch trees. The mushroom produces a wide range of active compounds with potent anti tumor and antiviral activities. Chaga-Mushroom from very cold places (such as Norway) have strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune balancing properties that can help the immune system to build natural T-cells. Taking Wild-Chaga-Extract helps to battle infections, viruses, and (possibly) even prevent or reverse tumor growth. Chaga also lowers blood sugar levels, making it an interesting alternative for borderline diabetics.

chaga pieces

The main bio-active components in Chaga are the nonlinear, complex (1>3) and (1>6) Beta-D-glycan’s, a type of polysaccharide. These molecules exhibit the ability to prevent a range of diseases. They trigger and support immune function, rather than aiming to attack a certain virus or symptom, as it is commonly done in Western medicine. Chaga works systemic as a preventative immune system boosting agent, thus having healing effects on a variety of chronic diseases. The wild Chaga mushroom extract supports the body's ability to heal itself. Scientific research has been focused much on the anticancer potential and showed the effects of the polysaccharides to be comparable to chemotherapy and radiation without side effects. Only potent Chaga extract such as ours contains these polysaccharides. The tea does not.

Chaga Mushroom drying by fire
Chaga Mushroom drying using a natural fire place

Chaga is dried traditionally near a fireplace, but a dehydrator works also. We have used both methods over the years. The charcoal-like outside-layer and the brown mycelium are grated into a fine powder that can be brewed into a beverage, resembling coffee or tea. Chaga tea tastes similar to coffee. It can be used as a healthy alternative to Coffee. 

chaga pieces

For therapeutic use, an extraction process is necessary to make some of the bioactive components bioavailable, because they do not break down using only hot water extraction (making tea). Water-insoluble components, such as phytosterols, betulinic acid and botulin are extracted with our unique extraction method that results in very high levels of polysaccharides (sugars present within the Chaga-mushroom). Our extract even tastes sweet and similar to liquorish, because we manage to get lots of the good stuff out! The results are impressive. We tried our extract on many people who started feeling symptoms of the flu. 75-85 % report improved results when using high amounts of our extract within very the first symptoms (4-8 full droppers, 3-4 times/day during 24-36hrs). The same it is with other viral diseases such as Herpes. Taking oral antiviral medication has heavy side effects, destroying organs over time, but Chaga does not seem to harm the body [more human studies are needed to confirm this statement] However, in our experience, Chaga suppresses viruses similar to pharmaceutical drugs, but (again) without the harmful side effects! * Chaga-tea alone won’t do the trick, but it tastes nice and is also considered healthy.

Chaga Latte Recipe

Our ethanol extraction isolates the water-insoluble components. We combine this extraction method together with the hot-water extraction. Ethanol alone will not break down chitin effectively. Heat is essential! By the way; there are proponents to say to use Chaga raw. We would like to note that Chaga was never used raw in traditional natural medicine. Wild mushrooms are not really safe to use raw, and most importantly, the medicinal components of the Chaga are not even absorbable unless they have been broken down with heat.

Check this link of collection to research conducted on Chaga Mushroom