Chaga has been known for its health benefits since long time ago.
In the X-XI century, the famous Persian doctor Avicenna described the use of chaga as a medicine.
The first written mention of chaga in Kievan Rus dates back to the 11th century and is usually associated with the name of Vladimir II Monomakh. The annals say that the grand duke was treated with chaga elixir to heal lip tumor.
Ancient Russians also treated diseases of stomach, intestines, kidneys, lungs, and skin with chaga powders, elixirs and ointments.
Some people assume that chaga got its name from the Old Slavonic ‘Gaga’, which means lip. Others claim that the Khanty people who live in the lands of Western Siberia, who were among the first to use chaga as a medicinal tonic and cleansing agent gave the mushroom such a name.
Chaga proves to be most effective to fight problems with the stomach and liver, heart and tuberculosis. Moreover, chaga tea helps against parasites. The Khanty made very simple chaga tea: they threw pieces of dry chaga into hot water and drank such tea until they recovered.
The Khanty also made soapy water of chaga. They chopped chaga into pieces and put it in a fire. When the pieces became red, the Khanty threw them into a container of hot water and stirred until the chaga broke into small pieces. Thus, the water acquired strongly cleansing and disinfecting properties.
History of Chaga Tea
Chaga tea is known to treat stomach and intestines diseases. This liquid is still especially popular among hunters and foresters, as the drink reduces hunger, relieves fatigue, refreshes and improves performance. Chaga tea is good to increase overall tone in extreme conditions. With taiga chaga tea, the beaters hunted Moose through the winter snow. (link)
This tea is called Taiga in the Chaga Laboratories product line
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Chaga mushroom has been popular in China and widely used in Chinese medicine. In Korea, there is a boost for chaga cosmetic products including cream, serum and oil. Residents of the tundra and the Far East were the first to pay attention to beneficial properties of a plain-looking mushroom for the skin. They used fungus to treat wounds, cuts and scratches. This is because chaga extract helps restore skin due to its unique chemical composition. It is able to speed up the process of skin regeneration, regulate metabolic processes and protect skin from various factors: temperature extremes, ultraviolet rays, and dry conditioned air. Chaga mushroom helps prolong the skin youth, smooth wrinkles and fight aging processes.
North American beekeepers still use the old recipe to treat bees for viruses: bees take a mixture sugar and water added with chaga powder.
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Chaga has become rather popular in Europe and America, and one can find it Hollywood stars diets. Chaga is an ingredient of cocktails, smoothies, and pastries, it is a part of the traditional dishes in the daily diet. For others morning starts with a cup of chaga coffee.
The famous American nutritionist David Wolfe, who advises American stars, wrote a popular book praising the benefits of Chaga, and calling it the king of mushrooms.
The mixtures of chaga with coffee and other familiar products are tasty adaptogens for every day.
Why Siberian Chaga from Chaga Laboratories is the best and most useful?
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