Chaga: Chaga Tea, an oldest way to warm our body

Chaga: Chaga Tea, an oldest way to warm our body

Chaga, also named Inonotus obliquus, is a kind of fungus that grows on birch tress. It has been known as the clinker polypore because the fruitless form of a fruiting body resembles clinkers, the irregular lumps of black material that remains after coal has been burned, and also known as Chaga throughout the Russia.[1] Though chaga grows in North America, Northern Europe and Asia, like Japan, South Korea and China, the world famous and purest chaga is deep in the primitive forest in the Far East of Russia. Since the cold weather is suitable for chaga, Russia enjoys the unique environment for growing chaga, which leads lots of people would like to have the original and pure chaga from Russia. Russian found the health benefits of chaga can dates back to the 12th century, since then, they began to eat chaga. As the cold, dry and windy weather in Russia, people there want to keep warm, so they prefer tea than coffee, that’s why they made chaga tea, a natural and simple way to heal themselves.

Nowadays chaga has become a trending superfood all over the world. Lots of scientific research and clinical experiments have shown the powerful healing results of chaga. In the history of China, chaga has also deemed as the traditional and precious herb which only available in the royal family. FDA also approved chaga as The King Of Herbs. Now, let’s talk about its health benefits and see if it is suitable for you.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS CHAGA?

  • Supports the immune system and resists inflammation: Inflammatory activity occurring in different places, including in peripheral tissues, different organs, oral fluids, and the central nervous system, are usually not highly correlated and likely have different effects on health. [2] Polysaccharides are important bioactive ingredients from chaga. The polysaccharides and triterpenoids contained in chaga can effectively activate the immune system and inhibit the proliferation of virus. In addition, other animal and test tube studies have shown that Chaga can prevent the production of harmful cytokines, which can trigger inflammation and be related to disease.[3]

  • Lower blood sugar: The ethanol extract of chaga could significantly enhance the activities of catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase. These enzymes reduce the level of malonic acid in diabetic patients and repair damaged pancreatic tissue. Several studies have shown chaga can lower blood sugar according to some animal tests.[4] People have extracted a glycoprotein (FIS-1) and a water-soluble polysaccharide (F1) from sclerotium and hyphae, and found that both of them have obvious hypoglycemic effect.[5]
  • Lower Cholesterol: Study has found that chaga can significantly reduce cholesterol and blood lipid content in serum and liver, inhibit platelet aggregation, soften blood vessels, and increase blood oxygen carrying capacity.

  • Improve allergic skin: Chaga also has certain benefits for skin diseases, it can prevent and improve allergic skin, and has a certain beauty effect. The β-glucan and betulinic acid in Chaga may help to slow down the signs of skin aging.

SIDE EFFECTS:

According to current information, there are almost no side effects from taking chaga. But it is still recommended to take it in moderation. However, if a user finds allergic or uncomfortable symptoms after taking chaga, he must stop taking it immediately and consult to doctor for advice in time.

HOW TO TAKE THE SUPERFOOD CHAGA?

 

As a superfood, chaga has been served as a supplement in the market. There are different forms to take chaga, you can have the capsule, which is easy swallow with water; you can have chaga extract powder, add the powder into coffee, smoothies, etc; you can also have the chaga chunks for original flavor, use the chaga chunks to make tea for your immune system.

Making Chaga Tea: The simplest way to make chaga tea is to buy the chaga tea bag from market, just add enough warm water, you can enjoy the chaga tea. Otherwise, you can buy chaga chunks and make your own tea. Add one or two chunks of your Chaga Chunks to warm water in a pan or glass kettle and simmer until the liquid is a deep brown colour. Then let it cool slightly and drink or add to smoothies. You can re-simmer the chunks after. Carefully breaking them in half every few times you simmer them.

RECOMMENDATION:

 

 

Our Chaga is wild harvested from birch tress in Russia, where is the origin place of Chaga. Deep in the Far East virgin forest, with the cold climate and clean water, we can ensure the quality of Chaga. For safety and quality consideration, we choose to pack it in China, then provide you with real and tasty Chaga. Packaged in double bags for convenience and freshness. Package weighs 8oz, but in an unbeatable price.

100% Wild Harvested with Black Top Crust. It is named Chaga mushroom due to its irregularly formed sterile conk with burnt charcoal like appearance. Owing to abundant melanin, the sclerotium and mycelium are mostly black. NON-GMO, All-Natural,Vegan, No Artificial Color, Preservative Free, Free from caffeine, gluten, dairy, fillers, binders and artificial additives, easy to make your own delicious tea.

Ready to brew - These small Chunks are ready to brew, Each chunk is 3-5cm in diameter, no need to cut to smaller size. Add one or two chunks of your Chaga Chunks to warm water in a pan or glass kettle an simmer until the liquid is a deep brown colour. Then let it cool slightly and drink or add to smoothies.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

References

 

1.Wasser SP. Medicinal mushrooms as a source of antitumor and immunomodulating polysaccharides. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2002;60:258–274

2.Slavich GM. Understanding inflammation, its regulation, and relevance for health: a top scientific and public priority. Brain Behav Immun. 2015;45:13-14. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2014.10.012

3. Kim YR. Immunomodulatory Activity of the Water Extract from Medicinal Mushroom Inonotus obliquus. Mycobiology. 2005;33(3):158-162. doi:10.4489/MYCO.2005.33.3.158

4.Diao BZ, Jin WR, Yu XJ. Protective Effect of Polysaccharides from Inonotus obliquus on Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Symptoms and Their Potential Mechanisms in Rats. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:841496. doi:10.1155/2014/841496

5.Wang C, Chen Z, Pan Y, Gao X, Chen H. Anti-diabetic effects of Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides-chromium (III) complex in type 2 diabetic mice and its sub-acute toxicity evaluation in normal mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Oct;108(Pt B):498-509. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2017.01.007. Epub 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28087233.

 

 

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