Chaga (Inonotus obliquus, subcortical flashlight) - a medicinal mushroom growing mainly on birches in a cold climate, eg in Siberia.
According to folk medicine, the main areas of therapeutic use of chaga mushroom are:
- strengthening the immune system
- elimination of free radicals
- delaying the effects of aging of the organism
- improvement of the cardiovascular system
- anti-inflammatory and antiviral
Chaga mushrooms growing on birch trunks absorb betulin from the bark of the tree, which is then transformed into betulinic acid. Betulinic acid has anti antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-calcic properties (kidney health).
These mushrooms are a natural richness of vitamins and minerals, the chaga contains, among others, vitamin B5, potassium , calcium , iron and zinc .
Mushroom chaga (inonotus obliquus) grows on birch trunks in the wild forests of the far north, and it is precisely these conditions that provide it with the best biological development. He was hailed in some cultures as a diamond of the forest thanks to his healing properties.
According to natural medicine, subcortical trinket properties are as follows:
- supports liver and heart health
- harmonizes blood pressure
- has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties
- supports the immune system
- supports intestinal health (both thin and thick)
The birch praha, or chaga, derives its "extraordinary power" from the trees on which it grows. Its strength is among others betulinic acid, which has been studied for over 90 years in terms of anti-inflammatory, antiviral.
Chaga mushrooms, considered one of the strongest vital mushrooms, are a natural richness of B vitamins, potassium , copper, calcium , iron and zinc . These fungi also contain beta-glucans, which effectively stimulate the immune system to work, as a consequence of which we are less likely to get sick. Chaga also has significant amounts of riboflavin, nicotinic acid and melanin, as well as phenols, enzymes and sterols. In addition, due to its adaptogenic properties, it effectively combats problems related to stress and anxiety.
Research conducted in 1998 showed that this fungus inhibits the growth of the brain tumor by destroying the "malignant" cells, and the healthy leaves intact. Other studies, in turn, showed its effectiveness in protecting human DNA. In Chinese medicine, chaga mushroom extract is used to extend the vitality of the human body.