Chaga Mushroom: A boon to our mankind

Chaga Mushroom: A boon to our mankind

Chaga Mushroom (Scientific name: Inonotusobliquus) is a fungus commonly found on the trunks of Birch trees in Russia, Korea, parts of Europe, United States and Canada. It has an appearance of a burnt charcoal. It has been very special part of Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times because of its health benefits.

Many online and offline markets setup Chaga mushroom for sale at affordable prices.

Chaga mushroom is eaten as a whole and is also grated into a fine powder to brew a beverage just like tea or coffee.  Here are a few health benefits of this mushroom:

Prevents Cancer

Studies have shown that Chaga mushroom reduces the growth of cancerous tumors such as liver and colon cancer. By limiting the growth of such tumors, cancer can be suppressed and also the risk of developing it in future is lowered.

Prevents inflammation

Chaga has the potential to reduce harmful inflammation by suppressing the cells releasing them. It can also cure other inflammation related ailments.

Protects the Liver

Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the human body. These free radicals react easily cause multiple reactions with other molecules causing harm to our body especially our liver. The antioxidants present in Chaga mushroom stabilize these free radicals and protects out liver.


People with high blood pressure are prone to several cardiovascular ailments such as heart attacks.

Chaga mushroom is rich in antioxidants and hence has the potential to lower blood pressure in turn leading to a healthy heart.

Handles Diabetes with ease

Diabetes is a disease caused due to elevated levels of glucose in the blood stream because of the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin in the right way.

Studies have proven that Chaga extract reduces symptoms of diabetes including high blood glucose and LDL (bad cholesterol).

Possesses Anti-aging properties

The antioxidants present in Chaga mushroom have the ability to slow down the aging process and reverse the visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, dull skin and dark spots.

Rich invitamins and nutrients

Chaga mushroom is a powerhouse of several vitamins and minerals such as amino acids, vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, fiber, copper, iron, zinc, calcium and many others.

Prevents  Oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is a condition in which there’s an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the human body. The antioxidants present in Chaga mushroom reduce this condition by lowering this imbalance.

Lowers Bad cholesterol

Chaga mushroom has antioxidants that reduce the Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)- the bad cholesterol, hence lowering the chances of heart ailments significantly.

Acts as an adaptogen

Adaptogens are unique herbs and plants that help our body resist physical, chemical and biological stressors. These herbs are widely used in Ayurvedic healing procedures. Chaga mushroom is one of the popular adaptogens used.

Protects our Immune system

Chaga mushroom increases the production of immune cells and lymphocytes hence increasing the immune system’s ability to fight pathogens.

The compounds present in the mushroom interact with the various aspects of the immune system and stimulates increased production of cytokins, which are the messengers of the immune system.

It also has the ability to protect our body against viral infections.

Boosts exercise tolerance

Chaga mushroom has nutrients which can reduce fatigue and increase the exercise tolerance level.

Promotes cognitive function

The elements of Chaga extract have the ability to improve cognitive function. It reduces the brain oxidative stress and promotes learning and memory.

Prevents dangerous blood clots

In human body, platelets combine with each other to inhibit bleeding and this very action is known as blood clots.

Sometimes improper blood clots in veins can lead to heart attacks. Chaga prevents this dangerous situation.

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