This Chaga mushroom weighs almost a pound and was wild-crafted from the Northern Ontario forest. The tea and tincture are good for aches and pains because it grows on birch trees and shares the same analgesic properties as birch. Chaga mushroom is an adaptogen which means it helps the body adapt to any kind of stress, bringing balance to all systems and acts as a tonic to the adrenals and immune system.
You can use the dried Chaga in a tea or in a tincture. Wild-craft ethically or buy it from a reputable source. I steep it on warm setting in a ceramic crock pot.
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CHAGA MUSHROOM/CONK AKA CLINKER/TINDER MUSHROOM
|Common Name||Chaga mushroom/conk aka Clinker polypore/mushroom|
|Latin Name||Inonotus obliquus|
|Target Organs||Immune, Nervous, Endocrine, Pancreas, Spleen, Digestive, Liver, Urinary, Heart|
|Common Uses||Strengthens and cleanses all systems.Tonic to Immune, Nervous, Endocrine systems, Heart, Stomach, Digestive, Liver, Urinary system.Lowers cholesterol, normalizes blood pressure,Supportive treatment for cancer, diabetes, infections, allergies, hypertension, worms, liver digestive problems|
|Properties||Primary properties underlined:Adaptogen, adrenal tonic, analgesic, antiallergenic, antiatherogenic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anticardiotoxic, anticatarrhal, antidepressant, antihepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagencic, antineoplastic, antinephrotoxic, antineurotoxic, antioxidant, antiradiotoxic, antithrombotic, antiulcerogenic, antiviral, anxiolytic, aperient, appetite stimulant, astringent, blood pressure normalizer, cardiac, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, decongestant, emmenagogue tonic, expectorant secretolytic, hypocholesterolemic, hypolipidemic, immune stimulant, immune tonic, nervine, pancreatic, vasodilator,vulnerary|
|Constituents||Polysaccharides, tannins, phytonutrients, triterpenes, amino acids, saponins, Phytosterols, betulin, betulinic acid, inotodiol,Minerals, magnesium, chromium, iron,germanium|
|Cautions||Correct identification is important to avoid poisoning, illness and possible death.Caution with hypoglycemia.|