Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is known in Siberia as the “Mushroom of Immortality”. It is a powerful gift of nature that has been used for thousands of years to improve people`s health. The Japanese call chaga “The Diamond of the Forest” and the Chinese say it is the “King of Plants”. Chaga is used to treat autoimmune disorders, which have become very common nowadays. It gives energy and is good for skin and hair. It is also used to treat psoriasis and relieve stress. In order to survive in challenging Nordic climate, chaga stores various natural compounds and, therefore, has very strong properties. Traditionally, an only birch fungus is used against tumours. Among other sources, chaga`s healing power has been mentioned in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn`s novel Cancer Ward (1967). Chaga, a black medicinal mushroom with orange fruiting body is rich in Vitamin B, flavonoids, phenols, minerals, and enzymes. In addition, it is one of the richest sources of pantothenic acid, which is a vitamin needed in suprarenal capsules and digestive system.
Chaga powder is ideal for making a tea or mixing with food (smoothies, juices, breakfast cereals etc).