Chaga Mushroom Fungus Tincture - Inonotus obliquus 1 Oz
Chaga Mushroom Fungus Tincture
Inonotus obliquus fruiting body powder
Sugar Cane Alcohol (30% by Volume)
Made in the United States
Product of Texas
Chaga has been reported to promote immune health. Strengthening and supporting the defense systems that fight off infection. Reduces inflammation, leaves you feeling healthy and rejuvenated. Polysaccharides (beta-glucans) contain super antioxidants which help maintain cell integrity and fight free radicals. Chaga is used in traditional eastern medicine to support gastrointestinal health and overall wellness*
Associated with birch and other hardwood trees, chaga is a sclerotium, or mound of mycelium, resembling massive burnt charcoal. The sterile conk has been prized for centuries.
Chaga is a fungus, a parasitic carpophore that looks like the charred remains of burned wood on the side of a birch tree (sometimes growing on Elm and Alder, but Birch is its favorite). It is not the fruiting body of the fungus, but a sclerotia or mass of mycelium. The parasite enters the tree through a 'wound' in the bark of a mature tree. It then grows under the bark until it erupts in a deeply cracked, black charcoal like extension. It usually takes another 5-7 years for it to fully mature, at which point it falls to the forest floor, most times killing the host tree in the process. Chaga has been a part of folk medicine in Russia, Poland, China and numerous Baltic countries for many centuries. It was documented by Chinese herbalist Shen Nong in his herbal texts as early as the first century B.C.E.
Chaga is typically and historically ingested as a tea, but it also has been made into a tincture, and less commonly into a powder that is then used as a tea; Encapsulation seems to be rare. There have been reports of it being the base for liqueurs and as a substitute for hops in beer. Or add our tincture to any number of teas such as green tea, herbal coffee, or cocoa tea.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.