Whole Food Mushrooms
Annanda Chaga mushrooms are wild harvested from the forests of Northern Canada.
We practice sustainable harvesting by only taking larger mushroom conks ensuring the host tree is not damaged in any way.
3rd party lab tested safe from harmful pesticides and heavy metals.
Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada
Products include immune boosting mushroom tea blends, mushroom extracts, coffee and all natural skin care.
Annanda Organics is a Canadian Organic crop producer of Reishi, Turkey Tail and Lion's Mane mushrooms.
Grown on natural organic substrate native to each species. Producing the highest quality and potent mushroom immune tea blends and mushroom extracts.
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Canadian family owned and operated, Heather & Blair are dedicated to organic and fair trade mushroom products.
We are a proud member of Foodland Ontario Organics in partnership with the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
3rd lab tested safe from harmful pesticides and heavy metals.
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Heather and Blair are recognized as a trusted source of Canadian chaga for the past 10 years.
Wild Canadian is Best
A spectrometer study of chaga mushrooms from France, Canada and Ukraine suggests that Canadian sourced mushrooms have the richest pharmacological activity.
Acting as a natural anti inflammatory, potential anti-tumor, activating t-cells, and inducing apoptosis which helps to fight cancer cells.
Chaga Mushrooms flourish in extreme cold environments deep within Canadian Forests. Located far away from cities and polluted areas making Canadian chaga mushroom highly prized.
Top 10 Health Benefits
Chaga mushroom Inonotus Obliquus can be found on trees in cold climates throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The clinker polypore looks like burnt charcoal or an encrusted black formation on Birch Trees.
Used for centuries for their health benefits including antiviral and anti cancer properties.
A natural anti inflammatory known to support the immune system, fight cancer and prevent heart disease and blood clotting with no side effects.
Studies shows that chaga mushrooms have the highest O.R.A.C. levels found on Earth. The benefits include helping to remove free radicals, reduce oxidative stress, kill cancer cells, stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
What Does It Taste Like?
Chaga mushrooms contain vanillin which occurs naturally in the vanilla bean and is used to make synthetic vanilla extract. Giving it a mild earthy taste, sometimes slightly bitter with a hint of vanilla.
The taste is pleasing on its own or you can combine it with other herbs and spices, bone broth or smoothies. You can mix it with other ingredients which will not interfere with the efficacy of the mushroom. Popular ingredients are Chai spice, cinnamon, turmeric or honey which compliment mushroom tea very well.
Choose Your Grind
Once harvested chaga mushrooms are air dried and broken into chunks or ground into a tea, or powder for future use.
The cellular structure of the mushroom is protected by chitin making extraction necessary before our body can utilize its benefits.
Traditional means of extraction are hot water steeping to make Mushroom Tea or using alcohol to make a potent Chaga Extract.
Heat is needed to dissolve chitin making Chaga tea the most popular choice.
Chaga Mushroom Powder can be consumed directly as food. Added to soups, stews, smoothies etc. for a nutritional boost to everyday meals.
Learn about the different grinds of chaga mushroom and the many ways you can use this incredible mushroom!
How to Brew
Making mushroom tea can be fun and enjoyable for the whole family.
The health benefits are well worth the time and effort. Enjoy Chaga tea daily for the maintenance of good health and a strong immune system.
Discover complete Brewing Directions and how to make mushroom tea in a variety of ways with our complete brewing guide.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms
Mushrooms provide all the essential amino acids and have higher protein content than most vegetables.
They are also low in fat, calories, and sodium, high in antioxidants and do not contain cholesterol, sugars or gluten.
Discover the amazing health benefits of one of nature's most abundant sources of healing foods. Mushrooms!
Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Mushrooms have a wide variety of health benefits and medicinal properties.
From boosting your immune system to treating cancer, medicinal mushrooms are safer and cause fewer side effects than most modern medicines.
Science continues to study mushrooms in clinical trials and with diabetic mice. The health benefits and effects of inonotus obliquus and other mushrooms are very exciting.
Plus, they are rich in vitamins, protein, and fiber, providing a nutritional boost your body is sure to appreciate
History of Chaga Mushroom
Used by many cultures all around the world for centuries for prevention and cures for many types of diseases.
The first modern use of chaga was believed to be by the Khanty people of Western Siberia around the 12th century.
Shen Nung the venerated Father of Chinese medicine dubbed it the 'King of the Herbs'.
Immortalized by Otzi the Iceman, Trace its usage from 3400 BC to today's Commercial Exploitation.
The Balance of Nature™
Almost every part of the Birch Tree has healing properties. For thousands of years ancient peoples have use the Birch tree for medicinal use.
The conscious relationship between these two incredible natural wonders is truly magical.
"Everything on the Earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence." - Morning Dove (Christine Quintasket )
Mushrooms are a part of this natural cycle and must be respected and used with reverence.
The Birch tree has a unique symbiotic relationship with the Chaga Mushroom and a very specific purpose. Taking from the Birch tree vital nutrients to survive and flourish and also to extend life to its injured host.
The reproductive cycle of Chaga Mushroom is also very unique compared to other mushrooms. The once sterile conk grows reproductive tubular pores in the same declination as the Earth's axis to the sun. It does this to better its chances of fruiting neighboring trees.
Yet fungi like chaga mushroom have received only a small fraction of the attention they deserve.
Ancient Wisdom of The Birch Mushroom
Our awareness is increasing everyday about the natural healing miracles to be found in the forest. One such miracle is the ancient Birch tree fungus known as Chaga.
The Birch mushroom has been dated in fossil form back to the Cretaceous period. It grows widespread over the northern hemisphere.
Almost every part of the Birch Tree has healing properties. Ancient peoples have a long history of using Birch for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.
Often mistaken for birch polypore mushrooms like the birch bracket or razor strop which thrive only on dead birch trees and tree trunks, The birch tree mushroom grows on birch trees and forms a symbiotic relationship with living Birch.
The mycelial mass grows from within the heartwood of the birch. Helping to keep it's host alive while the tree keeps the fruiting body growing by sharing all its medicinal properties.
The mushroom itself is slow growing condensing an amazing amount of medicinal properties into itself from the Birch Tree. The conscious relationship between these two incredible natural wonders is truly magical.
Both the host Tree and the Mushroom give of their lives selflessly so that the other can live. These two incredible sacred beings who give selflessly so life can continue for others are deserving of our heartfelt thanks and respect. As conscious beings, we realize with humility the magnitude of this selfless process.
Understanding this unique relationship becomes especially important when harvesting.
The mushroom is rich in betulinic acid and used to make healing tea which is anti cancer, anti inflammatory and helps with blood sugar levels.
Intelligence is not based on how much knowledge we have. Intelligence is awareness and mindfulness of the intention we put forward in our lives which affect the lives of others.
This is the noble truth of the The Birch fungus known as Chaga.