Inonotus obliquus, more commonly known as chaga mushroom, is a type of fungus that is mostly found in trees as parasites. It appears very black as black as burnt charcoal. This is because of the presence of a high amount of melanin on the fungus. Chaga mushrooms usually grow in birch forests of several countries such as Korea and Russia and some parts of Eastern and Northern Europe.
In the 16th century, the mushroom has been used as a remedy for different medical conditions in Siberia and Russia. In Korea, the Chaga mushroom tea is also called “gift of God” because of its medicinal miracles and treatments.
However, there is little scientific research to back up the medical claims of Chaga mushrooms as of yet.
Chaga mushrooms have been continuously manufactured as a pill or an ingredient for several other supplements and pills.
In recent studies, scientists say that chaga mushroom can possibly be a future treatment for cancer. Apparently, the tea has properties that promise a lot especially in fighting off prostate cancer. The chaga mushroom tea is also very helpful in terms of HIV and is also said that it has amazing effects on people with diabetes, digestion problems and heart disease.
While being in an age of technology, Chaga mushroom tea may now be purchased in your local grocery stores, online or in your nearest pharmacy. Although the tea was only a form of folk medicine back in the days, scientists have found that brewing the fungus to a tea has shocking benefits.
Chaga tea is more likely to taste like coffee but a bit more bitter. But irregardless of the taste, those who drink the tea are known to have great improvements on their bodies. This is because chaga mushroom tea contains a lot of antioxidants and vitamins. In fact, the antioxidant level of the tea is so high that chaga mushroom tea has one of the highest levels of antioxidants in the world. Antioxidants are substances that prevent free radicals from damaging cells in our body. In addition to that, chaga mushroom tea also contains flavonoids which have many benefits to the body. And lastly, chaga mushroom tea also has a lot of vitamins such as manganese, Vitamin B, K and D2, iron and calcium.
Because of the high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in chaga mushroom tea, it is known to have some beneficial medicianal properties. To name a few are antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiviral properties. As said, chaga mushroom tea boosts the immune system of a person making him or her protected from certain pathogens that may cause illnesses. This makes the person more immune to viruses and healthier. Also, the chaga mushroom tea has anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce the feeling of internal pain and swelling that are experienced mostly when you have digestive or arthritic issues.