Wild Chaga Mushroom Chunks - Chaga Health
Would you like to experience the power of the medicinal mushroom Chaga in its purest form? The Chaga Chunks from Chaga Health are just the thing for you.
Brew your own Chaga tea with the 100% organic Estonian Chaga Chunks. Chaga contains a high concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen your immune and defense system. Its taste is also delicious!
Get started and surprise yourself and others with this flavorful Chaga Chunk tea.
Traditionally use of Chaga
King of mushrooms
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is not just any mushroom. When you see Chaga, the first thought that most likely will come to mind is that you are looking at a burned piece of a wood. The Chaga "conk," as the visible part of this mushroom is called, has a charcoal-like appearance.
Generations before us have noticed, however, that when they cracked open a piece of Chaga, there was an orange/gold hidden core underneath: the real richness of Chaga. Due to its beneficial properties, it was nicknamed the "King of Mushrooms”.
Highly concentrated Chaga tea
For over 600 years, Chaga has been treasured in Russia, Estonia, Asia and Siberia for its potential beneficial effects. Traditionally, Chaga was added to boiling water, where it would simmer on the stove for hours until a dark, almost black colored liquid remained. This "tea" was then sipped as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
The Chaga in this product comes from Estonia, which is where Chaga grows naturally and where generations of families have benefited from this wonderful mushroom for many years.
The traditional Estonian family recipe:
- Boil water and let it cool to 50˚C
- Add one Chaga Chunk per 200 ml of water
- Simmer for at least 5-6 hours to 48 hours on low heat (do not boil!)
- Then remove the Chaga Chunks
- Heat the remaining liquid again to 40-50˚C
- Then add the Chaga Chunks again and simmer for 4-5 hours
- Add cooled boiled water up to the original liquid volume
- Store the Chaga tea in a sealed container for up to 4 days
The Chaga Chunks can be reused up to 5 times
Vitamins and mineralsChaga also contains high levels of vitamins and minerals, like: vitamin B1, B2, B3, K, D2, copper, selenium, zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium.
- 100% Wild harvested Estonian Organic Chaga Chunks
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Soy, gluten and dairy free
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) (LINK TO BLOG) can count itself among one of the most powerful medicinal mushrooms. It contains many polysaccharides/beta-D-glucans (LINK TO BLOG). Besides that, Chaga contains the following bioactive compounds:
Superoxide dismutase (SOD).
SOD consists of a group of metalloenzymes known to be powerful antioxidants. SOD can support the body in breaking down harmful oxygen molecules which can prevent permanent tissue damage.
Betulinic acid is produced by birch trees and is found in birch bark. Since Chaga loves the birch tree and often uses it as a host, Chaga absorbs a lot of this betulinic acid. Betulinic acid is a source of antioxidants and is scientifically researched for its possible cancer-inhibiting effects.
The following properties are also attributed to betulinic acid:
High Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value
The amount of antioxidants in food can be measured and the result of this measurement is expressed as: ORAC value. Does a certain food have a high percentage of antioxidants? Then it automatically has a high ORAC value. Chaga is ranked high on the list of foods with a very high ORAC value. For example, the ORAC value of Chaga is 140,000 and the ORAC value of blueberries is 8370. In other words, chaga has an enormous amount of antioxidants!
Interested in learning more about the antioxidant powerhouse Chaga? Read our blog here (LINK TO BLOG)!
About Chaga Health
Chaga Health elixirs are a product of the pure Scandinavian wilderness and of an Estonian family that knows its powers all too well.
For over 100 years this recipe has been used in founder Siim Kabrit's family to keep them healthy and now it is time to share this beneficial elixir with the world.
Estonian forests occupy half of this small country and 1.3 million hectares of it is certified as organic forestry. These are ideal living conditions for Chaga mushrooms, which are quite happy to grow on the birch trees from this organic forest.
Close relationships with foresters, farmers and loggers
For Chaga Health, it is of utmost importance that all ingredients are fully traceable to the source of origin. For this reason, Chaga Health has short lines of communication with every Estonian farmer, lumberjack and forester involved in the production process for this product's Chaga.