Chaga* Extract - Wholesale
Latin name: Inonotus obliquus / Latin synonyms: Polyporus obliquus, Poria oblique
*Common name synonyms: Black Mass Conk, Charga, Cinder Conk, Clinker Fungus, Clinker Polypore, Kabanoanatake, Siberian Chaga, Tschaga, Tschagapilz
Additional research has shown cancer cell division to be decreased by some of the active compounds of the Siberian chaga mushroom. 125, 126
Betulin is a health supporting active compound from the birch tree that gets concentrated in the black outer skin of the chaga mushroom, which has been found to contain 30% betulin. 127 Whereas the inside of the Chaga mushroom contains fungal lanostenes. It would therefore be suggested that Chaga tea is better made from the whole mushroom, including the black skin.
The best Siberian chaga extracts, including ours, are made not only from the whole mushroom fruit body but also the mycelia, which contains more health supporting active protein compounds than the fruit body.
Other researchers have found chaga extract to be potently anti-viral. Two studies in 1996 found it to have an inhibitory effect on both influenza 127 and HIV. 128 Perhaps it does so by helping to stimulate the body's natural immune functions, something that was first confirmed in 2002 and then again in 2005, 25, 129 and which may also help explain the historical use of Siberian chaga mushroom as an anti-inflammatory. 130
Furthermore, alcohol extract of chaga mushroom has been found to lower blood sugar levels. 131 Chaga also demonstrates significant antioxidant properties that help protect the genetic integrity of the cells. 132, 133
As an interesting anecdote that does not relate to human health but demonstrates the curative power of the chaga mushroom, Paul Stamets mentions a Quebec arborist who uses a Chaga poultice to cure chestnut blight. It not only cures the infection but the tree even becomes blight resistant after treatment. 134
In his book "Mycelium Running," Stamets also lists the following areas where research has shown Siberian chaga extract to have a beneficial effect: Bacteria; Liver Conditions; Uterine Cancer. 134
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