Chaga Mushroom

Inonotus obliquus

Chaga Mushroom

Inonotus obliquus

Chaga mushroom is traditionally used for immune deficiency, and it also shows promise as an immune modulator for autoimmune conditions. Chaga mushroom is a rich source of a triterpenoid called betulin, and contains immune potentiating mushroom polysaccharides. It supports our GALT cells (gastrointestinal associated lymphoid tissue) in our intestinal tract and protects these cells from oxidation, thereby greatly supporting our digestive and immune systems. It also benefits the skin and is useful for inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis. Chaga is also being researched for various cancers. It is found throughout Boreal forests and primarily grows on birch trees.


Products containing Chaga Mushroom:

Chaga Mushroom liquid extract
Seven Medicinal Mushrooms

References:

David Winston “Herbal Therapeutics”
Louise Tenney, M.H. “Today’s Herbal Health”

Image by natureluvr01 (Chaga), via Wikimedia Commons

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