Chaga Tincture 30ml
- Inonotus obliquus
wild harvested chaga ± 10 000mg
cultivated chaga ± 10 000mg
Chaga has been used for centuries by many indigenous tribes in the northern hemisphere. Much of the ancient knowledge we have of chaga comes from the Khanty people of Western Siberia, as well as the first nations of the americans. Cree healers call it Wiskakecakomikih after the mythological character who threw a chunk of chaga he mistook for a piece of dried meat against a birch tree - he was intrigued, and once it grew large enough he ingested it to increase his longevity
there are many documented accounts of ancient humans using this fungus, however the earliest comes from ötzi the iceman - the oldest known mummified cave man, who fell into a frozen mountain in the alps. His body was preserved in the ice allowing us a glimpse into the lives of prehistoric man.
On his person were many artifacts and intricate copper weapons, as well as mushrooms. Chaga was used for lighting fires ( highly flammable ) and as a medicine - it has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds. It was highly prized as it is toxic to whipworms, a parasite later discovered by researchers in ötzi's colon. This ancient cave man knew what he had and used this mushroom long before modern culture, to treat maladies of his time. With scientific research we can see that chaga is truly a medicine for present-day man as well.
Chaga contains a large range of important active constituents including polysaccharides, phenolic compounds, lanostane triterpenoids and melanin,
a pigment that is present and needed throughout the human body, with a wide range of health benefits. Research on Chaga has demonstrated potent immune modulating actions. Upon ingestion, a range of secondary metabolites are produced, many of which are highly active as potent immune boosters. Chaga is a rich source of 1-3 β-glucans - polysaccharides that are quintessential nutrients for the immune system. These polysaccharides have strong immune balancing properties - enhancing the body’s ability to produce natural killer (NK) cells. On a
cellular level, Chaga has been shown to support the response to oxidative molecules that may impact human DNA if not quenched.
Oxygenated triterpenes, particularly inotodiol and obliquol along with chaga's high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity) value make it a vital substance used for fighting cancers and as an adjunct treatment with chemotherapy.
chaga has historically been used for hodgkins disease, ulcer, and to regenerate organ and gland cells. There is also research to substantiate its use for tuberculosis, stomachache, liver and heart disease, parasite cleansing and for chronic fatigue.
We only use ethically wild harvested Siberia Chaga. After ten to fifteen years of parasitism on birch tree trunks, Inonotus obliquus fungus acquires the status of “Chaga.” And at the age of twenty years, Chaga is considered to be fully mature as a tonic herb. The fruiting body is then removed for us to create a dual hydro-ethanolic extraction to concentrate this mushrooms powerful benefits.