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What is Chaga Tea | Understanding Medicinal Mushroom Tea

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What is Chaga Tea Mushroom? Chaga Mushrooms may be found on wounded or dying white birch trees in temperate forests within North America, Russia and throughout the Northern hemisphere. Chaga looks like burnt charcoal or a encrusted black formation on birch trees. The sterile conk or mycelium grows out of wounds sustained after storms and other impacts that break branches. Chaga covers the tree's wound and protects it from invading microorganisms. The host tree and the Chaga can co-exist for many years and the mushroom can be harvested up to three times over the course of its lifetime. Chaga Tea...

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Commercial Exploitation of Chaga | Overharvesting Concerns

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The medicinal mushroom inonotus obliquus has a rich history of medical use by local populations. Chaga Mushrooms have been known to improve the immune response, lower blood sugar levels and combat abnormal cell growth. Chaga is also anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, relieves pain and purifies the blood and the liver. Chaga Mushrooms are a powerful adaptogen to aid in the immune system's ability to heal and multitask on so many levels. The Chaga Mushroom is an amazing fungus that supports our health and well being. Today, the anti cancer properties of chaga are one of its key beneficial effects. Further clinical research...

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Chaga Tincture Offers Unique Health Benefits

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Chaga mushroom is undoubtedly well respected and known as the King of medicinal mushrooms. The black encrusted fungus inonotus obliquus grows on birch trees throughout North America and Northern Europe. Used by indigenous tribes in pipe ceremonies, healing moxibustion and even as an antiseptic after child birth. Chaga has most notable been used as a healing medicinal tea. The health benefits of chaga are vast. Over the years two main extraction methods have been used for chaga mushroom each offering a different outcome and health benefits. Chaga Tincture and Chaga Tea Bundle Chaga Mushroom Tincture vs. Chaga Tea Hot Water...

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Dried Chaga Tea Shelf Life | Keep Your Chaga Brew Fresh In The Fridge

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How Long Does Chaga Mushroom Last? Despite the fact that chaga is almost self preserving mostly because of it's high mineral content, brewed chaga tea will eventually ferment due to bacteria getting into your brew. This is why up to two weeks in the fridge is ok, but leaving brewed chaga in the fridge for over 14 days than you may be taking a health risk. It's best to freeze prepared chaga tea if you are not planning on consuming it within 10 to 14 days. You can thaw in the fridge when your ready to enjoy. Chaga Storage |...

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Brewing Chaga In An Instant Pot - Pressurized Extraction

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Chaga Instant Pot - Under Pressure Chaga Keeps it's Cool It is believed that it's best not to boil chaga or expose it to high temperature. Otherwise you risk sacrificing some of the benefits. But a scientific study of chaga using pressurized extraction (1) revels that when under pressure, despite high temperatures Chaga keeps it cool! In this experiment Chaga hot water extraction was performed at various temperatures (50, 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300°C) and at different cooking times (10, 30, and 60 min). The antioxidant activities were then analyzed. When comparing the results, it was revealed that superoxide...

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