Chaga - The Wondrous Fungus
Did you know that you can get Chaga in NZ by ordering it online? But what is Chaga and why should you take it?
What Is Chaga?
Chaga mushrooms are typically only found growing on birch trees in cold areas of the world. Some places where it's commonly found include northern Russia, Korea, Alaska and Canada, among others. Some other names that Chaga is known by are clinker polypore, birch canker polypore, sterile trunk rot of birch, cinder conk and black mass.
People living in these regions have used Chaga mushrooms for centuries to treat a variety of diseases, boost immunity and generally improve one's overall health. It can even be used to treat heart disease, cancer, diabetes and various other afflictions.
Chaga mushrooms are commonly dried and then grated or ground into a fine powder, which is then brewed into a herbal tea. Nowadays, Chaga can also be consumed as a conveniently packaged capsule or as a powder that can be stirred into other beverages.
Generally speaking, it is considered best to consume Chaga with water ‒ preferably warm water ‒ to encourage the release of its medicinal properties. While Chaga mushrooms are very high in fibre and are loaded with many antioxidants, they are extremely low in calories and thus will not cause weight gain when consumed.
What Are The Benefits Of Chaga?
Studies have shown that Chaga mushrooms can have a significantly positive impact on one's immune system. This is achieved because Chaga mushrooms are capable of reducing inflammation ‒ especially in the long term ‒ and therefore have significant antibacterial and antiviral properties.
It is believed that Chaga mushrooms can be an effective preventative treatment against colds and flu and even against more serious diseases. Not only can this wonder fungus prevent disease by boosting the immune system, but it can also be used to reduce the effects of the disease if one is already infected. Traditional healers have used this mushroom for centuries to treat sick people around the world with well-documented success.
The high antioxidant count in Chaga mushrooms has also been shown to not only prevent but slow existing cancer growth. Studies have shown that Chaga mushrooms have been able to reduce tumours by as much as 60%, and shown similar success in human cells as well.
Chaga mushrooms have also been shown to lower blood sugar levels, thereby helping to manage diseases such as diabetes. Moreover, chaga can reduce blood sugar by as much as 31% within a month of taking it. It has also been shown to have a positive impact on cholesterol levels.
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