ChagaIn Latin, also called “Inonotusobliquus”, is a parasitic mushroom that originates in Russia, Siberia, Korea, Northern Canadaand the North of the United States and also in Northeastern Europe. The Chaga mushroom knows how to pre-plant itself by using wounds in the bark of a tree, usually of Birch, in which this fungus species eventually settles until the death of the host. Often this mushroom forms an anthracite-like stain and grows together with the guest tree for a period of about 5-7 years. In this period the Chaga mushroom comes to full maturation, falls off the tree and then dies, which in the end also leads to the death of the guest tree. The Siberian Chaga is the most potent and powerful version of all Chaga varieties and this is usually found in the black birch forests in the North of this ice-cold area. This wonderful mushroom is particularly prized for its healing powers, especially in the old USSR and in Old Russian herbal medicine.
What does Chaga do?
By both Russian and Chinese medicine, it has become largely clear that chaga powder can absolutely be considered a super food, with very strong healing properties. From both traditions it has been proven for centuries that this is a potent power mushroom to not just pass by, but that this is precisely a means to take due account when it comes to curing all kinds of daily ailments, to the occurrence, remedy and cure all kinds of serious syndromes. One of the facts with which the Chaga mushroom has become very well-known is in particular the fact that this mushroom has very strong life-sustaining properties. A second reason why this mushroom is well-known in the medical world is the inhibitory, healing and even destructive effect this mushroom has on cancer in the human body. In short, the non-linear polysaccharides and the large amounts of antioxidants in this wonderful mushroom are the main reason for the popularity of the Chaga mushroom in the medical world.
The Use of the Antioxidants
As we all know by now, antioxidants are one of the main safety buffers against the destructive oxidation processes of free radicals in our body. This prevents and prevents the formation of cell mutation and therefore cancer. In addition to these antioxidants Chaga also contains very complex non-linear polysaccharides, which provide the Chaga with very powerful immune support properties. This is mainly due to the possession of Beta-glucans, or long-chain polysaccharides (multiple sugars). These long-chain polysaccharides are the highest immune enhancers ever found by humans. They have a very strong antitumoral effect and there is a huge increase in cancer-destroying NK cells that are detectable and measurable in the body after taking these mushrooms.
What Do the Studies Reveal?
From studies in Finland and Russia, it appeared in 1958 that the Chaga mushroom had a positive and even strong healing effect on patients with breast, liver, uterine and stomach cancer. Research in Japan, Korea and China has revealed one of the main reasons why the use of chaga powder and other medicinal mushrooms is so important compared to, for example, chemotherapy. This showed that the effect of the polysaccharides on cancer in the human body was clearly comparable with the results of chemotherapy. The big and most important difference, however, was that the Chaga mushroom did not produce any side effects, in stark contrast to chemotherapy, of which the disastrous consequences are known to everyone in the meantime.