Chaga Mushroom – Powerful AntioxidantPosted by Ceca on Nov 5, 2016 in Healthy Aging | Comments Off on Chaga Mushroom – Powerful Antioxidant
Have you heard about chaga mushroom and how rich in antioxidant this fungus is? Inonotus obliquus in Latin, chaga mushrooms grow as parasites on birch trees and they are known for their numerous health benefits. If you would like to give these powerful mushrooms a try, but you don’t know how and when to use them, we’ll try to give you some tips.
Chaga mushroom grows abundantly in Russia and most scientific studies on its health benefits has been done there. It’s an adaptogen fungus, which means that it can help you bring your organism back into its balance. It has positive effects on the gastrointestinal tract, immune, nervous, immune, cardiovascular and endocrine systems. Basically, chaga helps people stay healthy during the flu season, cope with stress and fight many illnesses. What’s more, in Russia, this healing fungus has been approved for public use against various kinds of cancer.
Probably the best way to use chaga is to drink chaga tea. It’s delicious and very easy to prepare; you only need to boil a small piece of this mushroom in water for about half an hour. In case your chaga tea is too strong, you can dilute it to make it more tasteful. Some people drink chaga tea with almond or rice milk and sweeten it with honey or maple syrup. Keep in mind that chaga tea can be very dark, so if you drink it on a daily basis, rinse your mouth after drinking this beverage in order to prevent it from coloring your teeth.
Chaga drops or chaga mushrooms in liquid forms can be purchased, too. You just need to add these drops to water and drink. For those who don’t like the taste of chaga, yet would like to use its benefits, chaga tablets are an ideal solution. Finally, you can take chaga powder, boil and drink it.
Chaga mushrooms are healing fungi, that’s for sure. Nevertheless, if you use specific medication or suffer from some chronic disease, before taking any chaga product, make sure to consult your doctor.