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Chaga Mushroom

The unique properties of the Chaga mushroom are much talked about in Bulgaria over the past few years. It has been known and used for ages in Russia and Asian countries.

The healing properties of the Chaga mushroom are confirmed by the Russian Medical Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
In Siberia this mushroom is known as the "mushroom of immortality" and "a gift from the gods". It has been used to maintain health from times out of mind.
In China it is described as "the King of plants" (although the mushroom is not a plant), they associate it with longevity and accept her as healthy food to support all body systems.

The Japanese refer to it as "the forest diamond".

Chaga mushroom is a tree parasite to grow on birch trees and it feeds off their juices. Like most tree bark mushrooms, it is rigid almost as much as the tree itself, and in fact it is the highest in nutrients part of birch. It takes about 20 years to mature and be ready for collect and use.

To survive in the harsh homeostasis it grows in, Chaga mushroom incorporates and concentrates certain natural ingredients to increase its resistance. It forms phytochemicals, including sterols, phenols and enzymes, to invigorate and heal the host tree. Researchers further grafted Chaga to deseased trees to strengthen them, and thus people have the chance to take advantage of these forest phytochemical nutrients.

Because of the high content of its biologically active ingredients – various kinds of Group B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals and enzymes Chaga mushroom is a powerful healing tool. It is also a source of pantothenic acid being essential for the adrenal glands and digestive organs. Chaga mushroom is high in copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and iron.

Certain plants and organisms are found to successfully assist your body fight the effects of stress and disease off and scientists refer to those organisms as adaptogens. Wild Chaga mushroom is one of the most powerful adaptogens and is used as a means of preventing premature aging, as well as to improve physical and mental capacity.

Chaga mushroom contains a substance referred to as superoxide dismutase (SOD) and known to be a superbly powerful enzyme to inhibit oxidation, especially the toxic free radicals in oxygen. It is this type of oxygen to cause oxidation and damage to tissues, which in turn brings about their aging.

Chaga mushroom is an extremely powerful bio-stimulant. It increases the protective properties of the body, stimulates the central nervous system and improves metabolism. The mushroom boosts body enzymes treatment processes, purifies the liver from toxins, regulates the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, acts as a general strengthening imunnomodulator.

Interesting: decoction of Chaga mushroom reduces blood pressure and heart rate.

Chaga mushroom has antispasmodic, antimicrobial, diuretic and laxative effects. Based on Chaga preparations normalize the gastrointestinal tract motility. It is used also in the treatment of stomach ulcers.

The use of birch tree mushroom is not recommended in cases of chronic colitis and chronic dysentery only. In other cases, treatment with Chaga produces good results.

Chaga mushroom consumption results in dropping the level of blood sugar (only the interior of the mushroom is to be used). It is successfully applied in comprehensive treatment of psoriasis.

Chaga has phenomenal antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. The mushroom is applied to a variety of infectious diseases, as well as is used as a means to improve the state of cancer patients.

Furthermore, the Chaga mushroom contains pigmentlike phenols to protect tissues. When being rubbed in skin the latter can even get tanned as the Chaga mushroom contains the tanning involved melanin pigment.

Chaga is available in various forms:

There are different options for the preparation of drinkable infusions and decoctions being easily made inhalable. During the period the Chaga mushroom to be used neither penicilin nor internal glucose administration is allowed. A predominant with products of plant origin diet is recommended to follow. Hot spices, meat foods and animal fats should be excluded from the daily diet.

During pregnancy and lactation the Chaga mushroom consumption is not allowed.