Wild Harvested Vermont Chaga
Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) is a parasitic Fungus that typically grows on birch trees in colder climates across the Northern Hemisphere. Its growth is rare, estimated to appear only on one in every 15,000 birch trees. At first glance, the fungus doesn’t look very appealing; actually, appearances can be deceiving, however, as this special fungus packs a punch when it comes to its health value
Rather than soft like a fungus, chaga is hard, almost as hard as wood. It is unique, nothing like common fungus. In fact, chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Known by the Siberians as the “Gift from God” and the “Fungus of Immortality,” this vibrant growth has been used by humans to support health for thousands of years.
Chaga has been consumed for centuries in the East, most typically as tea, where its health benefits are well established. More recently, chaga has been gaining popularity in the West, where its numerous health benefits are now being recognized by many health gurus. Technically, chaga is a highly-concentrated black mass of mycelium that protrudes from birch trees infected with parasitic–but non-toxic–fungus Inonotus Obliquus. The dark, hard and cracked exterior, which often appears like burnt charcoal, is called the sclerotium. The interior has a rusty yellow brown color.
Benefits of Chaga Fungus
Supports Immune System
Ulcers and Gastritis
Normalize Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels
Supports Healthy Digestion
Promotes Healthy Skin
Aids Liver Function
Benefits Cardiovascular Health