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Chaga mushroom

Mushroom, Whole, Cut from Finland (SKU 5045)

Chaga is a fungus in the Hymenochaetaceae family. It is parasitic on Birch and other trees. The sterile conk is irregularly formed and has the appearance of burnt charcoal. It is not the fruiting body of the fungus, but a mass of mycelium, mostly black due to the presence of massive amounts of melanin. Inonotus obliquus grows in birch forests of Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, northern areas of the United States, in the North Carolina mountains and in Canada. The Chaga mushroom is considered a medicinal mushroom in Russian and Eastern European folk medicine and research on its medicinal potential is ongoing. This batch is harvested in the Lapland forests of Finland

Medium size chunks of approximately 4 to 7 cm diameter.



Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as Chaga mushroom (a Latinisation of the Russian term чага), is a fungus in the Hymenochaetaceae family. It is parasitic on Birch and other trees. The sterile conk is irregularly formed and has the appearance of burnt charcoal. It is not the fruiting body of the fungus, but a mass of mycelium, mostly black due to the presence of massive amounts of melanin. The fertile fruiting body can be found very rarely as a resupinate (crustose) fungus on or near the clinker, usually appearing after the host tree is dead. Inonotus obliquus grows in birch forests of Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, northern areas of the United States, in the North Carolina mountains and in Canada.

The Chaga mushroom is considered a medicinal mushroom in Russian and Eastern European folk medicine and research on its medicinal potential is ongoing.

This batch is harvested in the Lapland forests of Finland

Other names: Inonotus obliquus, Chaga, Clinker Polypore, Cinder Conk, Black Mass, Birch canker polypore.

For centuries, Chaga has been used as a traditional medicine in Russia and other Northern European countries, mainly to boost immunity and improve overall health. A cup of tea made from Chaga is packed with antioxidants.

It has also been used to treat diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease, chronic inflammation, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Traditionally, Chaga was grated into a fine powder and brewed as an herbal tea.

Chaga mushrooms are rich in a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, including: B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, potassium, rubidium, cesium, amino acids, fiber, copper, selenium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium, calcium.

Nutritional Value Per 100g: Energy 779KJ / 190kcal; Protein 3,63g; Fat 1,13g; Of which saturated fat 0,49g; Carbohydrates 12,84g; Of which sugars <0,5g; Fibre 57,21g; Sodium <0,01g

Do not take if:
- You are taking blood-thinning medications (eg, warfarin): Laboratory studies suggest that Chaga may cause additional effects.
- You are taking diabetic medications: Laboratory studies suggest that Chaga may also lower blood sugar, causing additional effects.
- You have kidney disease: Chaga is high in oxalates and may cause kidney problems in some individuals.

This natural product is offered for its ethnographic and historical value and is delivered with no expressed or implied fitness for a specific purpose. It is simply a raw botanical specimen, or a scientific sample. The information provided is purely meant for historical, scientific and educational purposes and should never be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific use. The use and application of our product is at the customer's decision, responsibility and risk.
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