Wild Scottish Highland Chaga.
Our Chaga Mushroom come from the Scottish Highlands, where is it hand cut by Scott, the Chaga hunter, to ensure this special mushroom can continue to grow and that there is no damage inflicted on either the tree or the mushroom.
Chaga mushroom has been fabled as the ‘King of the Mushrooms’. Chaga is a tonic herb, this means it is an overall health and wellness booster that can help to restore, tone and enliven the body systems.
This natural medicine is a precious substance and we feel it should be used with respect and gratitude. Scott doesn’t harvest every Chaga mushroom that he finds, as this is good practice to allow a high percentage to continue growing. This preserves them in their wild habitat because they take such a long time to grow.
Chaga grows on living trees in a temperate climate throughout the northern hemisphere and predominantly on species of birch trees. It has been a mainstay in Siberian healing and is a highly regarded nutritional medicine, it is also highly regarded across Asia and is rapidly gaining ground in Europe and North America.
So, what gives Chaga mushroom it’s superiority over other mushrooms? It has a dense configuration of antioxidant pigments and can help to reduce the workload of the immune system.
Chaga mushrooms are rich in beta glucans. These are a type of polysaccharides important for healing and have strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, liver protective, anti-allergic and anti-cancer/tumor properties.
Chaga also contains Melanin which is known for its high levels of antioxidants. Melanin is DNA protective which helps fight against radiation by activating the pineal gland. In humans Melanin is found in our skin, hair, iris, inner ear, nervous system and pineal gland.
Chaga tea is a safe and important health food product for all ages and to date no side effects or toxicity of chaga have been reported.
Some of the other nutrients found in Chaga are:
Betulin / betulinic acid, polyphenols, sterols, lanosterols/ergosterols, inotodiols, triterpenoidal saonins, lupeol.
Chaga contains 215 phytonutrients including 29 polysaccharide or beta glucan derivatives.
Barium, Bismuth, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Germanium, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc.
Calcium, Cesium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Rubidium, Silicon, Sulphur, Vitamins B2, D2, Dietary Fibre and Amino.
Suitable for Vegetarian or Vegan diets.
Add 1 tablespoon of powder to a large tea pot or heatproof jug. Add hot water (not boiling) and allow the granules to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink the tea – hot or cold throughout the day.
Your Chaga mushroom water can also be added to soups, smoothies or used to cook rice or quinoa – there are many ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.