Because chaga mushroom grows only on birch trees and looks like a black cracked mass in appearance, in Russia it is often referred to as "Black birch mushroom". Chaga mushroom is a polypore, a fungus that has pores instead of gills. Chaga is a fungal parasite which draws its nutrients out of living birch trees, rather than from the ground. And a birch tree is famous in Russia as one of the most curative trees. Virtually every part of a birch tree contains healing substances and is aplied in folk medicine as well as in official medicine for healing purposes. These parts are: juice, leaves, buds, wood, bark. And the fact that chaga mushroom has so much health benefits is mostly attributed to its host.
In ancient Slavic language chaga was called "Gaga" which meant "a lip", so this might be the reason for its current name. This is a mushroom that commonly grows in northern regions on birch, alder and beech trees. However for medicinal purpose can be used only birch chaga.
Healing properties of chaga mushroom
Chaga's purifying and healing properties have been known in Russia since 16th century. Nowadays many people in Siberia still brew and drink Chaga mushroom tea instead of usual black tea or coffee. It's been noticed that in areas where people regularly drink chaga tea, the rate of cancerous diseases among local folk is much lower than in neighbouring regions. Stomach problems among local population are almost unheard of. Many people who drink chaga tea or chaga extract regularly, usually live very long, some even over 100 years.
Chaga mushroom is a primary adaptogen, cancer fighter, immune system modulator, antitumor agent, gastrointestinal tonifier, longevity tonic and genoprotective agent (DNA-shielding). Main distinction of chaga from other medicinal mushrooms is that it contains a complex of antioxidant pigments (chromogens) which are not found in other mushrooms. Chaga mushroom stands out of other mass of mushrooms, due to its incredibly high content of Chromogenic complex (antioxidants). This is the most significant attribute of chaga mushroom distinguishing it from the rest of mushrooms!
There are also many other biologically active substances in chaga that make chaga mushroom so powerful. These are polysaccharids, alkalines, phytonutrients, organic acids and many important minerals and microelements such as calcium, zinc, magnesium, chrom and others.
Various substances found in chaga possess powerful anticancer and antitumor properties. Many of anticancer properties are now being attributed to beta glucans and melanin. Chaga has a high level of melanin that protects DNA and fights radiation by activating a pineal gland.
According to the Russian Medical Academy, chaga:
has a positive effect against lung and liver cancer
calms the nervous system
is proven to positively affect various stomach diseases and ulcers
stimulates the immune system
helps to reduce blood sugar and fight diabetes
In Russia, chaga was approved for public use against cancer by the Moscow Medical Academy of Science in 1955. Therefore Russian scientists are very competent about real properties of chaga due to numerous studies and clinical trials that's been conducted since then.
Preparations from chaga can be applied as an active biogenic stimulators, which increase host defences, stimulate central nervous and neurohumoral system (chaga increases activity of estrogens), improve metabolism including activation of metabolism in cerebral tissue, regulate activity of cardiovascular and respiratory systems, stimulate the homogeny (increase the level of leukocytes), poses antipyretic properties by internal and local application, strengthen cytostatic activity of antitumorigenic preparations, detains tumor growth, causes their gradual regression and slows down the development of metastases.
Identification of chaga: fake chaga.
It's very important to differ real chaga from fake chaga mushroom (trutovik). Trutovik is also brown inside and when offered in powdered form it would look very similar to real chaga so some deceitful sellers can easily offer this useless mushroom mixed with chaga. Apart from "trutovik" mushroom, there is "something" that sits on the birch tree and looks very much like chaga mushroom without being as such. It is surprising how many people in internet show pictures of it calling this a chaga mushroom...This is a kind of abnormality called "Cap" it consists of wood only. Not a mushroom at all.
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Where do we harvest our chaga.
The most healing Siberian chaga mushroom grows in limited areas. On the above map, a green color shows where chaga mushroom can be spotet in general. But yellow color shows(approximately) where does the real Siberian healing chaga mushroom grows.
We live in Russian Siberia, our parents and grand-grand parents applied chaga for healing purposes on regular basis. In Russian language there is an expression "Siberian health" implying that Siberians are the most healthy people among other Russian folk and we think that this is partly because of an overall consumption of chaga in Siberia. We responsibly declare that our company has achieved the highest quality of chaga extract that can be produced in Russia today. A combination of genuine Siberian chaga mushroom, advanced equipment for sublimation (freeze-dry) and more than 20 years of manufacturing experience made it possible for our company to create a very potent, effective and 100% natural chaga extract.
NOTE: For stronger and faster results we recommend our CHAGA EXTRACT.
CHAGA EXTRACT AND CHAGA TEA DIFFERENCE.
Many people mix up chaga tea and chaga extract. These are rather different products. Chaga tea is just a ground chaga mushroom whereas chaga extract is a highly concentrated antioxidant powder received from chaga mushroom by water extraction and freeze-dried (sublimated). See below video to understand the visual difference better.
We believe in the concept that when a body is in energy balance, with a healthy immune system which Chaga certainly provides, it has amazing God-given healing powers.
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