The use of Chaga mushroom for medicinal purposes

Chaga in traditional medicine

6-vostochnye-slavyane.jpgAbout the medicinal properties chaga people know a long time ago, but who discovered it first, it is difficult to judge. Use chaga treated by the ancient Romans and barbarian Europe, and ancient Russians

Slavs treated her sick kidneys, lungs, abdomen and gynecology. Trituration with a decoction chaga healed joints, skin diseases. And to improve the overall health drink chaga tea.

The chemical composition of chaga studied in detail at a scientific level. The structure of chaga enters a list of biologically active substances (BAS) and trace elements, which give the healing properties of the fungus:

  • lipids;
  • organic acids;
  • sterols (ergosterol);
  • the ash with a high content of manganese;
  • phytoncides;
  • polysaccharides;
  • flavonoids;
  • pterins, lanosterol, inotodiol;
  • minerals (potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, nickel, cobalt, magnesium, silver and etc.)

The main curative effects of chaga

Rich composition of birch chaga defined its unique medicinal properties; Chaga has a wide range of effects on our bodies. Let’s consider the most important


Medical and biological effects


Removes intoxication, including malignant tumors caused by increasing lifespan.


Chaga prevent a dramatic reduction white blood cells and the development of leukopenia during irradiation increases the rate of recovery of the affected blood-forming tissues. It increases the excretion of radioactive substances from the body.


It increases the body's resistance to adverse environmental factors, diseases and infections. Moreover Chaga not only enhances immunity, but also reduces it when it hyperactive, for example in autoimmune reactions

Effect on physiological processes in the body

Favorable affects the activity of the heart, respiratory system, vegetative-vascular system, central nervous system, the brain. The result is a normal blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, sugar.


Affects the regenerating and restoring the function of cells, rejuvenating the whole body. Better start working organs, the skin looks younger, improves the condition of hair and nails.


It is primarily due to the chaga the ability to strengthen the immune system. Anti-inflammatory effects due to the presence of antioxidants


Relief for symptoms of GI tract diseases: the pain disappeared, normal activity of the digestive system. The body successfully fights with Helicobacter pylori bacteria that cause gastritis and ulcers.

Chaga in the treatment of chronic diseases

Oncological diseases

Chaga has a direct effect on cancer cells, causing apoptosis (programmed death), especially in the early stages of cancer. Chaga also widely used, and as an aid to oncological diseases, as it significantly reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Chaga prevent the damagingeffects of these treatments on the human body, especially the immune system

Gastrointestinal disease

Chaga is used in the treatment of chronic gastritis, polyps, gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcers. These GI tract disorders are classified as premalignant, therefore strengthening the immune and adaptive functions of the body, caused by the use shelf fungus; it contributes to the favorable course of the disease. Polyps resolve, heal ulcers, gastritis and chronic effects disappear after 1-3 weeks of shelf fungus use products. Improves the intestinal peristalsis, gastric acid composition

Breast disease

It is a chronic disease of the breast, which is preceded by a whole range of disorders: hormonal, immune, nervous and liver disease. Therefore there are no such universal drugs that would treat these diseases. Preparations of shelf fungus just have such action by a chromogenic complex substances and a large number of biologically active substances. Under the influence of drugs relieve pain, disappear focal changes, lymph nodes return to normal.

Diabetes mellitus

Aqueous extracts of shelf fungus have proven therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of diabetes: reduced rates in blood sugar disappears thirst and fatigue, improves mood and operability.


Medications shelf fungus is particularly effective for psoriasis that developed against the background of chronic GI tract diseases, liver, gallbladder. Prolonged and regular use of shelf fungus leads to the complete disappearance of psoriatic plagues, and very long-lasting remission. Moreover indicators of the liver, gastrointestinal tract and gall bladder are also significantly improved. As also been some normalization of weight.

Treatment of smoking cessation syndrome

Smoking is related to a high risk factor of tumor diseases of bronchi-pulmonary localization. Medications shelf fungus not only enhances the effect of the application of basic drugs, but also normalizes the pulmonary system of the smoker. The general condition of the patient’s remainst.

Safety of shelf fungus

Numerous clinical experiences during the Soviet period have shown that the shelf fungus drugs are well tolerated, does not have a cumulative effect and are completely safe. However, children are not recommended to use chaga before 12 years old. For the simple reason that clinical trials with patients of this age have not been conducted.