Chaga useful properties

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Chaga is a fungal fruiting body of long-term, a parasite on the trunks of birch adults (at least on the aspen and rowan).In appearance it is large, black, heavy, oval or rounded nodules to 40-50 cm in diameter, weighing 3-5 kg.The inside of the fruit body is very hard, yellow-brown to dark brown in color.

Chaga most often occurs on the birches, that's why it is called the birch fungus, but can he master and other deciduous trees such as alder, maple, mountain ash, elm or beech.Immediately it should be noted that the exceptional healing ability of this fungus appear only in conjunction with the birch.Chagovye growths that occur on trees of other species, no medicinal properties do not possess.

Chaga grows slowly to reach the medium-sized fungus requires 10 years, no less, although there are also instances of long-lived 20 or more years old.


Similar to chagoy false and true tinder also growing on the bank, can not procure.

birch fungus is harvested all year round, regardless of season.At

first glance, this is the case, because the shelf fungus - the fungus dolgorastuschy and well-protected from all sorts of outside weather influences.But the People's experience suggests that it is best to collect the spring and autumn mushroom, they say, is accumulated in it during the spring sap flow and fall preparation for the harsh winter weekdays, the highest number of useful substances.At least, this is the time taken to collect it among traditional healers.

There are other features relating to the collection of fungus.So, for example, it is impossible to collect birch mushroom with a dry trees, the fact is that as soon as the tree dies, then chagovye growths on it begin to die, giving way to another form of this mushroom - a fruit.Also, do not collect chaga at the ground - are, as a rule, there are old, crumbling growths.To distinguish such unsuitable as a drug growths is simple - they are more loose, crumbling and black over their entire thickness.There are other subtleties that must be taken into account in the collection of the fungus.

As medicines are not suited old, crumbling nodules and growths, completely black inside.
Chaga is most convenient to cut vertically, right next to the trunk, parallel to it.
best to collect chaga on the waning moon.

Knock growths axes or hammers with trunks at logging sites, separated by wood and bark, as well as loose and light-brown part.Large growths is cut into pieces with an ax.No fruiting bodies should be collected from dead trees in the bottom of the barrel, t. To. The raw material is inactive.Dried in ovens or dryers at a temperature no higher than 60 ° C, laying on the sieves.The smell of dry raw material is missing.The taste is bitter.Shelf life 4-6 months, according to other sources -. 2 years.Collect only from birch trunks.


After chagovye growths separated from the trunk, they should be a certain way process.The fact that not all parts of birch fungus equally suitable as a medicament.And if one part of the fungus nutrients much, others are virtually absent.How do you determine that?It turns out, least of all the benefits of the light and the loose part of the fungus, adjacent to the trunk.Here are some of it, and from all sorts of chips and pieces of birch bark should get rid of on the spot, in the woods.Leave

need only solid part of the fungus - the outer and middle.It is best to immediately gathered around the tree to cut the raw materials into small pieces.

Next fresh chaga should be dry, but here too there are some subtleties.The fact that fresh mushroom Chaga easily exposed to mold, so it can not be too dry in wet, cold or poorly ventilated area.But send for the fastest finish drying in a hot oven chaga also by no means impossible, otherwise most of the biologically active substances will be lost.Therefore, we need to find a middle ground - to choose a dry, warm and well-ventilated place.In this latest chaga must be cut into pieces no more than 3-6 cm and dried until until pieces become hard and crumbling.Well-dried birch fungus should be folded into glass jars with tight-fitting lid, and it can be packed in a sealed paper or linen bags.Properly assembled, prepared and stored mushroom retains all its therapeutic properties for 2 years.

chemical composition of birch fungus is poorly understood.Active principles are, apparently, dark-colored pigment vodoekstragiruemye substance (chromogens) at which the aromatic hydroxy acid hydrolysis obtained.Furthermore, the fungus comprises agaricinic acid triterpenoid, inoiodiol, flavanoid, a minor amount of alkaloids and the resin from which the isolated crystal elements and ash (18%), especially potassium, sodium, relatively large amounts of manganese and others. Matter.

In the birch fungus chaga (Inonotus obliquus) contains:
• 6-8% polysaccharides;
• up to 60% and agaricinic guminolodobnoy chagovyh acids;
• 0,5-1,3% organic acids (oxalic acid, acetic acid, formic acid, vanillic, lilac, loksibenzoynaya, inonotovaya and oblikvinovaya);
• pterins (pteridine derivatives), which is caused by the presence of the cytostatic effect of fungus;
• lipids (di- and triglycerides);
• sterols, in particular - ergosterol;
• lignin;
• tetracyclic triterpenes - lanosterol and inotodiol exhibiting antiblastic activity;
• fiber;
• flavonoids;
• ash (12.3%), rich in manganese, which is an enzyme activator;
• trace elements copper, barium, zinc, iron, silicon, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium.

Any drugs on the basis of the fungus is a powerful biogenic stimulators.This should be remembered and treat chagoy with a certain degree of caution before taking chaga preparations, be sure to consult with your doctor!

addition, it must be remembered that under the influence of high temperatures most of these beneficial properties of the fungus is lost, so if you use chaga is a biogenic stimulant, then in any case, do not boil it and brew boiling water!Remember that 90-95 ° C - this is the maximum allowable temperature for the preparations of birch fungus.Although in some cases chaga should fill it with boiling water or broth to cook from it.This is done when you want to completely extract other useful substances contained in the mushrooms.

Useful properties

clinical tests confirmed that the Chaga:
has antispasmodic, diuretic, antimicrobial activity;
normalizes activity of the gastrointestinal tract and intestinal microflora;
promotes scarring ulcers of the stomach and duodenum;
regulates the activity of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems;
normalizes the arterial and venous pressure, and heart rate;
stimulates blood formation;
restores the central nervous and neurohumoral systems of the body;
improves metabolism, including activate metabolism in brain tissue;
increases the body's defenses, the body's resistance to infectious diseases;
has anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically and domestic;
for external use anti-inflammatory, healing and analgesic effects;
has anti-fungal and antiviral properties;
enhance the cytotoxic activity of anticancer drugs;
restores the body's resistance and defense mechanisms to combat malignant neoplasms;
lowers blood sugar.

During the course of treatment of fungus medications are recommended to eat:
• vegetable and dairy soups,
• vegetables and fruits,
• milk, kefir, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese,
• pasta, cereals,
• bread with bran,
• egg dishes,
• stewed fruit, jelly,
• fruit and vegetable juices,
• mineral water,
• tea with fruit and herbal supplements.

should be possible to limit in your diet:
• animal fats,
• concentrated broths,
• sausages and smoked meats,
• pickles and marinades,
• sharp coycy, spices,
• too hot and too cold food,
• strong tea and coffee.

Basic infusion

piece of fungus should be washed, pour boiled or purified water at room temperature and leave in water for 6-7 hours, until it is completely softened.In this case it is not necessary to use a metal or wooden utensils are best suited for such purposes ilikeramika glass.

soaked mushroom should get it and squeeze, the water at the same time you need to leave, do not pour.After that you need to chop the mushroom can be for this to rub it on a grater or mince.Then, water in which the soak fungus to be heated to 40-50 ° C and pour it chaga based on 1 part fungus 5 parts water.It is important not to overheat the water, otherwise the mushroom may lose their useful properties.Then the fungus should insist for two days.It is better not to do it at room temperature and put the infusion in a cool place to ferment fungus accidentally.

Ready infusion should be thoroughly drain and store under cover in a cool dark place.Infusion is fit for the next 4 days.

In medical practice drugs fungus (thick extract-befungin, tablets) are used as agents for the treatment of symptomatic patients with malignant tumors of various localization in cases where surgery is not indicated, or radiation therapy.There are indications that the use of the fungus for stomach ulcers.

Chaga is used in the treatment of gastric diseases associated with reduced secretion (gipotsidnye anatsidnyh and gastritis).In these cases, the use of the fungus causes the improvement of the general condition of patients, relieves nausea, pain in the epigastric region and has a normalizing effect on the activity of the intestine.

There is also information about the beneficial effect of the fungus at elevated secretory function of the stomach (hyperacidity gastritis).

In folk medicine Chaga widely used as an agent for the treatment of digestive diseases and cancers - cancer of stomach, gastric, liver and spleen.To cure cancer, he can not, but reduces pain and improves the patient's well-being.

Pharmacies is ready to extract the thick fungus, which is administered orally (daily dose of 3.5 g).The vial is heated with an extract, 2 h. Spoon extract diluted in 3/4 cup boiling water heated.Take 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals.

Tablets Zrazy appoint a day for 1 thing for 30 minutes before eating.Treatment is carried out courses for 3-5 months, with breaks in 7-10 days.

infusion of fungus, prepared in the home: the dried birch mushroom pour boiled water and insist 4:00, then soaked pieces of mince or rubbed on a grater.In each milled piece of fungus added 5 parts of boiled water (temperature below 50 ° C) and insist 48 hours then drained liquor;the residue was drained and the resulting liquid is added to the water in which Chaga initially insisted.The prepared infusion may be stored for 4 days, with this in mind and it should be prepared.Assign 3 cups a day before meals daily.When tumors is recommended to do an enema (50-100 ml infusion) in the pelvis.At the use of infusion appointed supposedly full-time-vegetable diet.When treating chagoy prohibited the use of canned foods, sausages, hot spices.

Infusion: 1/2 cup minced mushroom pour into a dark bottle.Pour to 1/2 cup of warm water, insist 2-3 hours.Then pour the bottle up to the top port.Insist 2 weeks.Take 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times daily after meals with gastritis, ulcers.

Treatment with radiation sickness fungus


1 tbsp.spoon grated birch fungus fungus 200 ml of water, a pinch of baking soda.


In boiling water to fill chaga, insist 10 minutes, add baking soda, leave for another 10 minutes.

When the pain in the heart

2 teaspoons minced mushroom.;
2 cups of boiled water.
Pour mushroom warm boiled water (40-50 ° C) and to insist in a thermos for 2 days.
Take 0,3 cup 3 times a day, half an hour before meals.Course duration - 3 months.You can then make a break for 2 weeks, and then start a new course.

When irritability

1 tbsp.a spoonful of minced mushroom;
1 tbsp.tablespoons herb peppermint and valerian;
4 cup of boiled water.
Pour mushroom and herbs boiled water, ostuzhennoy to a temperature of 50 ° C and insist in a thermos for 5 hours.Strain and take 0.3 cup 3 times a day, half an hour before meals.

With increased pressure

1 tbsp.spoon of dried fruits of hawthorn;.
1 tsp fennel seeds;
1 tbsp.chopped fungus.
mixture pour 2 cups boiling water and infuse for 6 hours.Take 0,5 cup 3 times a day before meals.The course - 1 month.

under reduced pressure

1 part of minced mushroom fungus;
1 part dry grass St. John's wort.
Mix dry grass St. John's wort and chopped chaga in equal parts.
3 tbsp.spoon the mixture in the evening put in a thermos and pour 2 cups of warm water (40-50 ° C).In the morning strain, divided into 3 doses and take 20 minutes before eating.

When vascular dystonia

2 tbsp.chopped fungus;
2 cups of warm water at 50 ° C;
1 tbsp.a spoonful of honey.
Chaga add water, add honey and infuse it in a thermos for 2 hours.
Strain and drink 1 glass 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.

Improvement hematopoiesis

2 teaspoons minced mushroom fungus.;
1 cup of warm water temperature of 50 ° C.
Chaga poured water and insist in a thermos for 2 days and then filtered.Take 1 tbsp.spoon for 10 minutes before eating.
drugs Treatment of fungus carried out courses for 3-5 months with short breaks in between 7-10 days.

To increase hemoglobin

1 tbsp.spoon birch buds;
1 tbsp.teaspoon of calendula flowers;
1 tbsp.spoon celandine herbs;
3 tbsp.chopped fungus.
All ingredients pour into a container and mix thoroughly.
1 tbsp.spoon the mixture, pour a glass of boiled and ostuzhennoy to a temperature of 50 ° C water.Insist 6:00 in a thermos.Take 3 times a day for 0.3 cups before eating.
recommended further 40 minutes before a meal to take daily 0.5 liters of carrot juice mixed with one egg yolk.

Gastric tea

2 tbsp.tablespoons blackberry leaf;
2 tbsp.spoon herbs strawberries;
1 tbsp.chopped fungus.
mixture pour 1.5 liters of boiling water and insist 2 hours.Take a warm pain in the stomach and intestines.

When diarrhea

1 tbsp.chopped fungus;
1 cup of warm boiled water (40-50 ° C).
chaga Fill with water and let stand for 2 hours.
When propensity to diarrhea infusion fungus eat 1 tbsp.spoon half an hour after meal 3 times a day.

In chronic gastritis

1 tbsp.chopped in fungus powder;
2 cups of warm water (40-50 ° C).Pour
chaga water and infuse it in a thermos 6 hours, then strain.All
resulting infusion in 3 divided doses drink small sips for 30 minutes before eating.The course of treatment - 5-6 months.

2 tbsp.chopped in the fungus powder;
200 ml of 70% ethanol.
chaga Pour rubbing alcohol, close the bottle tightly and infuse for at least a week.
20 drops of tincture diluted in 0.5 cups of warm water and drink half an hour before meals 3 times a day.

When polyps of the stomach and intestines

2 tsp "Befungin" drug.;
0,5 glass of warm boiled water (40-50 ° C).
Dilute the drug in water, stir thoroughly with a spoon.
Take 1 tbsp.solution spoon 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
course of treatment - 3-5 months with intervals of 7-10 days.

In gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer

first method
Take the infusion of fungus 1 glass 3 times a day for half an hour before meals for 1 month, then - 2 weeks break, then repeat the course.

second way
1 part crushed into powder fungus;
1 part yarrow herb;
1 part herb St. John's wort.
All the ingredients are mixed.
1 tbsp.a spoonful of the mixture pour 1 cup boiling water, to insist 2 hours, then strain.