Chaga consist

The structure of the fungus

Chaga is an outgrowth on a tree irregularly shaped 10-15 cm thick. The surface of the build-up of dark color, is covered with bumps and bulges.

If you cut a mushroom, you can see a dark brown core, gradually paling to place increments to birch. In close proximity to the wood of the tree visible white veins - hyphae.

Thus in chaga can be divided into 3 layers: the superficial, middle and inner.

In process of development the fungus, he is becoming more layered structure. The surface becomes black, tarry-looking, heavily cracked.

The middle layer is formed from microscopic of tubes which are at an angle of 20-30 degrees to the outer layer.

What parts are considered to be most useful?

Medicinal will only mushroom, extracted with live or fresh, just the tree. And that's why.

Chaga Mushroom spawn gradually host tissue grasping tree penetrates into their cells and destroys them. Healthy cells turn into red-brown rot. Although fiercely resistant birch, chaga necessarily conquer it. Birch inevitably perish, fractures at the site chaga outgrowth. There is only a question of time, how fast it will happen - after 10 or 20 years.

Healthily Chaga depends on the layers. The richest with useful substances - superficial, black layer. Next is the middle layer. Together they concentrated a 80% of useful components Chaga. Therefore, a third, inner layer Chaga in the preparation of a medicinal plant is removed. The dried extract must contain shiny black pieces, it speaks of its high quality.

Where to gather medical chaga

Birch forests are found everywhere. But in the south (Belarus, Ukraine) Chaga is rare. Denser forests it inhabits, since the Pskov and Vitebsk regions further north and east. But the truly useful shelf fungus grows in Siberia, Altai, Kamchatka and the Far East. This is due to environmental cleanliness of these places. After Chaga, like a sponge and absorbs harmful substances from the environment like a sponge. Gather chaga should be 100 and preferably 200 km far from large cities.

The chaga chemical consist

Chaga contains many nutrients that one of their enumeration may take a whole book, so we distinguish the main.

Biologically active components: flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolics (tannins), volatile and organic acids complex.

  • Flavonoids

Has antispasmodic, choleretic, diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect.

  • Alkaloids

Are appreciated for selective effect on certain essential organs such as the heart

  • Phenolic compound

Protein coagulation, forming a protective film on the skin and mucosal surfaces, have anti-inflammatory effect

  • Phytoncides

Antibacterial protection

  • Organic acids

Special mention should be made of melanin. It is a stimulant of metabolism, provides anti-inflammatory and regenerating effect. Normalize the acid-alkaline balance

But what made the chaga fungus sensation is a complex water-soluble chromogens. These are powerful antioxidants that destroy free radicals.

In addition to the organic active substances, Chaga is rich in minerals and trace elements. It is rich, as can be seen from the table below.



Responsible for what


41.7 mg / g

The growth of the body, skin, kidney, alkaline balance, removes toxins


1.9 mg / g

The blood sugar level, the integrity of pancreatic cells


0, 002 mg / g

Hemoglobin is the blood oxygen saturation of red blood cells


53.4 mg / g

Prevention of diabetes


28.40 mg / g

The immune system


3.50 mg / g

The skeletal system, protecting the body against oncology

As can be seen from the table, a complex effect Chaga on the body can improve the well-being of almost any person, saturate its essential minerals and trace elements. Even taking chaga for preventive purposes, people in 10-15 days feel quite differently: active, fresh, more confident

What is most valuable - these substances are found in chaga in a balanced way, so no one can be hurt, despite the abundant presence. Unlike artificial drugs.