For thousands of years, chaga is used throughout Eurasia, where, due to its healing properties was known as the “gift of God” and the “Queen of Herbs”. Old Asians have applied it for the maintenance of healthy natural balance (chi), believing that it gives youthfulness, prolongs life and enhances immunity. Her healing has been documented in the oldest official list of medicinal substances, Chinese book Shennong Ben Cao Jing, 2300 years old. In that part of world through a diverse and comprehensive healing properties it was called a “superior herb“.
Siberian chaga mushroom has become very popular thanks to the book “The Department of Cancer” from Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn, in which he writes about his cure from cancer thanks to chaga tea after unsuccessful treatment by clinics. Today on chaga mushroom are conducted many studies and more people are discovering its healing power and amazing chaga mushroom benefits.
Modern research has shown that chaga mushroom benefits are seen in its valuable biologically active substances, some of which are not contained in any other plant. In its properties are phenolic compounds, melanin, triterpenoids and a small percentage of betulin acid. The most powerful weapon of this fungus is considered to be chaga acid, which according to statements by Russian scientists normalizes metabolism and leaves healing effect on all the organs and tissues of the human body. One of chaga mushroom benefits is th that is the strongest known antioxidant. Plants such as aronia melanocarpa and goji berries are not even close to her at its antioxidant value. It occupies the first place on the ORAC scale, which measures the level of antioxidants in food.
Chaga mushroom is a natural fighter against cancer thanks to betulin acid, which prevents the development of cancer and kills cancer cells without hurting the healthy ones.
More benefits of chaga mushroom:
effective against breast, ovarian, cervical, prostate, lung, stomach, spleen, brain, and thymus as well as leukemia, melanoma, and lymphoma.
anti-inflammatory effects and mechanism of apoptosis destroys deformed cells. Also useful as an adjunct to conventional chemotherapy agents, because it relieves side effects and boosts immunity.