Firstly, it’s a mushroom!
Japanese call it the forest diamond, while the Siberians call it the gift of God and the mushroom of immortality. For a long time, it has been widely used as an excellent herbal medicine.
Chaga mushroom is known as one of the most mysterious and useful medicinal mushrooms among the world scientists.
Chaga differs from other mushrooms in that its spores are carried by the wind. Thus, they fall into the cracks or damage on the birch tree and begin to grow by consuming birch juice. Chaga can grow on a tree for 25 years and reach sizes over 0.5 meters.
What is the healing power of this amazing mushroom?
The porous organism of the chaga accumulates the beneficial substances of birch juice, which for years has circulated from the roots to the birch leaves. Thus, chaga concentrates a huge amount of biologically active substances, vitamins, and trace elements. The highest concentration of these substances is in the outermost, black-brown layer of the fungus, called sclerotia.