Wild Chaga Mushrooms
Chaga Mushroom, Inonotus obliquus is a living sterile conk that grows on birch and other trees in the temperate forests throughout the Northern hemisphere. Chagas ‘s polysaccharides, specifically the beta-glucans, have the ability to boost the production of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell that regenerates the immune response to infectious microorganisms and other foreign substances). Human cell studies show that chaga extract reduce the growth of colon and liver cancer, and reduced only the growth of cancer cells, not all the growth of all cells. Chaga is also one of the highest-single richest sources of antioxidants found in nature,
surpassing the amount of dark chocolate, acai berry, and cocoa powder. Why is this important? Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, also known as oxidants. Overexposure to free radicals leads to cell degeneration, which we experience in the form of chronic fatigue, chronic pain, chronic illness, and cancer. Our Chaga Mushroom was sustainably harvested (leaving 20% behind for future generations) in Northern Wisconsin by our team on a Mushroom foraging trip.
The benefits of Chaga can be extracted through a seeping tea method.
Highest Antioxidant known to exist
Immune system regulator
Stress relief properties
Slows aging process
Lowers blood pressure
Chaga Tea recipe:
Dried Chaga mushroom
Place the water and 2-4 chaga chunks into a large pot,
Increase the heat to low and simmer gently for at least 30 minutes. It is really important that you do not boil, the hot temperature can corrupt the active ingredients in chaga mushrooms. If you would like a stronger brew, continue to gently heat for up to 10 hours, adding spices of your choice (optional) for the last 30 minutes.
Once brewed, remove the chaga mushroom chunks and store in the freezer. You can use them again up to 5 times as long as the brew is still a dark coffee like color. Add honey/sugar as desired, but it taste great without.
Enjoy hot or chilled with a splash of nut milk. Store in the fridge for up to 14 days.