The Chaga Mushroom grow's uniquely on the birch tree and is almost as hard as wood. It is unique in that's chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Known by the Siberians as the "Gift from God" and the "Mushroom of Immortality", this vibrant growth has been used by humans to support health for thousands of years.
The chaga mushroom is well known for its full spectrum of immune stimulating phytochemicals. It is also high in betulin or betulinic acid which is a chemotherapeutic agent.
Chaga is best consumed in its natural state as a tea tonic that has brewed over 12 hours.
Brewing Instructions of Chaga Mushroom Powder:
Research shows the best way to draw the nutrients from Chaga Mushroom is by water extraction. We do not recommend using boiling water with raw Chaga, since the hot temperature may corrupt the melanin complex and the polysaccharides, among other active ingredients. Place 1 litre of purified water in a pot. Bring water up to 122° (this will be medium temperature on most stoves). Place 2-3 chunks or 2-3 tablespoons of powder into the water. Cover with lid, take off the heat and brew for 10-12 hours. Strain off and store in a cool dark place in glass jars. Chaga tea keeps up to 14 days and the leftover chunks or powder can be re-used up to 5 times