Profile: Chaga is a sclerotium, or mass of mycelium, that resembles burnt charcoal. Northern indigenous cultures and herbalists have valued the sterile conk for millennia. Our chaga powder is Inonotus obliquus. Chaga powder can be tinctured, decocted, encapsulated, or added to hot chocolate.
Chaga's beta-glucans protect cell integrity and fight free radicals. Traditional Russian and Chinese medicine employ chaga to support gastrointestinal health and overall health as a tonic.
Chaga is a parasitic carpophore that appears like burned birch wood (sometimes growing on Elm and Alder, but Birch is its favorite). It's a mass of mycelium, not the fungus' fruiting body. Parasites enter mature trees through bark wounds. It grows under the bark until it bursts as a black, charcoal-like outgrowth. After 5-7 years, it falls to the forest floor, killing the host tree. In Russia, Poland, China, and the Baltics, chaga has been used for millennia. Chinese herbalist Shen Nong wrote about it in the first century B.C.E.
Chaga boosts immunological health and the body's immune defenses to help you feel your best.
Chaga is usually eaten as a tea, but it can also be turned into a tincture or a powdered tea. Encapsulation is rare. It's used in liqueurs and as a hops substitute in beer. In Russia, it's a syrup, pill, aerosol, and suppository. You can re-brew cut chaga tea without losing flavor or potency. Our chaga powder comes from the sclerotia.
Our blog discusses chaga.
NOTICE: DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT IF PREGNANT OR NURSING.
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|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
|Country of Origin:||Canada|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a airtight Food Storage Containers, cool, dry place.|
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