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Chaga
« on: November 09, 2014, 05:22:10 PM »
I just started drinking Chaga this morning--not as bad as I thought. I just ran into a herbalist at the farmers market, yesterday, and bought some ground Chaga.

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The “Gift from God”

Rather than soft like a mushroom, chaga is hard, almost as hard as wood. It is unique, nothing like common mushrooms. In fact, chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Known by the Siberians as the “Gift from God” and the “Mushroom of Immortality,” this vibrant growth has been used by humans to support health for thousands of years. The Japanese call it “The Diamond of the Forest,” while the Chinese deem it “King of Plants.” For the Chinese that is saying a lot, since they have an immense history with countless plants. Now, you can get the great powerful secret of the Orient through North American Herb & Spice’s wild chaga supplements. Despite this exceptional status, most Americans are unaware of it.

To survive in harsh climates, chaga concentrates natural compounds for its protection, and that is why it is so powerful. To strengthen the tree, as well as heal, it makes potent phytochemicals, including sterols, phenols, and enzymes. Researchers have inoculated sick trees with chaga to strengthen them. People benefit by consuming these forest-source phytochemicals and nutrients.

Nutrient dense

Chaga is powerful, because it contains the nutrients—the force of actual trees. Because of their special, biologically potent substances, trees live long, far longer than herbs. Some trees live as long as 10,000 years or more. Thus, they are the most powerful living beings in the world. Concentrating this power, chaga contains numerous B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals, and enzymes. It is also one of the world’s densest sources of pantothenic acid, and this vitamin is needed by the adrenal glands as well as digestive organs. It also contains riboflavin and niacin in significant amounts.

In particular, it is highly rich in special phenols which are pigment-like. These phenolic compounds are known as chromogenic complex. Chaga can be up to 30% chromogenic complex by weight. The chromogenic complex is highly protective for all tissues and is only found in chaga. In the cream base this chromogenic complex is hightly protective of the skin. Rubbed on the skin it even helps people develop a tan, because it contains the pigment melanin, the same pigment responsible for dark-colored skin.

Chaga contains wild-source minerals and is particularly high in copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc, and iron. Yet, its most potent ingredient is a special substance known as superoxide dismutase (SOD). This is an enzyme with great potency. Its function is to halt oxidation, especially the toxicity of a free radical known as singlet oxygen. This is the type of oxygen which is responsible for oxidizing and damaging the tissues, which results in aging. It is the same oxygen which rusts a nail. SOD blocks this damage by quenching the singlet oxygen free radical. The SOD content per gram of chaga is exceedingly high and accounts for many of its historical powers. Tests performed on North American Herb & Spice’s wild chaga prove that it contains some 10,000 to 20,000 active SOD units per gram. This is an exceedingly high amount, far higher than that found even in typical SOD pills. The typical SOD pill contains from 200 to 2,000 units per serving. So the difference is considerable. Plus, the type in pills is virtually impossible to absorb, while the wild chaga type is well-utilized by the body.

Ancient Chinese regarded it as a longevity factor

Yet, here is the main thing you need to know. Chaga is a health food which supports the entire system. The Siberians drink it daily. This is why they are long-lived. The chaga drinker lives 85 to 100 years, while the non chaga-drinking person, the Inuit, lives only about 50 years. This proves that natural phytochemicals, the ones found in chaga, do make a difference. Yet, there is more traditional use that offers evidence. Ancient Chinese regarded it as a longevity factor, which is why they deemed it the most complete of all growths. Japanese and Koreans use it regularly, and look how powerful they are today. In much of Siberia, Russia, and Eastern Europe it is an essential beverage. While the U.S. government restricts medical claims, here is what can be said: chaga has been used as an essential whole food supplement for many years by Russia’s long-lived peasants, as well as long-lived villagers of Japan and Korea. These village people consume it as a daily beverage. They prefer it over common drinks such as tea and coffee. Because of its cleansing properties, in primitive Siberia the chaga drink was known as “soup water,” although its taste is a pleasant combination of tea and coffee.

Chaga is validated by Moscow’s Medical Academy of Science

In his book The Cancer Ward Alexander Solzhenitzyn wrote about the health benefits of chaga. His character in the novel took it with positive results. Regardless, chaga was then validated by Moscow’s Medical Academy of Science, 1955, and was extensively used by the public. It is one of Russia’s state secrets for power and strength and was heavily used by champion Russian athletes, who defeated all others, including the best teams America could offer. So, the Russians, Siberians, Poles, Romanians, Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese all use it. This alone shows the importance for Americans regarding this essential whole food.

Here is what the Russians discovered. They determined that certain plants help your body fight the effects of stress and disease. They called these plants adaptogens. They discovered that chaga is the most potent adaptogen known. This is why it is the basis for the fight against premature aging and for prevention of serious diseases. Now you too can experience the health benefits of wild chaga, the plant responsible for the exceptional health and long life of the Siberian tribes-people.

Wild chaga was found to be the most powerful adaptogen

Since the 1950s the government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), in conjunction with approximately 1,200 prominent scientists, conducted over 3,000 experiments involving 500,000 people to study the effects of adaptogens. An adaptogen is a substance which modifies the human body’s response to stress. The results of these studies were a protected Soviet secret for 40 years. The Soviet government commanded athletes, astronauts and other Soviet elite to take adaptogens on a daily basis to improve physical and mental work capacity. One of these adaptogens was chaga. In fact, of all these adaptogens, chaga was found to be the most powerful. It is now believed that up to 80% of all diseases are mainly due to stress.

Chaga is available in various and unique forms

Chaga is available in several forms, including sublingual emulsified drops, a chaga-birch bark tea (with purple maca), a pleasant, ready-to-drink beverage in an 8-ounce bottle, a delicious chocolate-like syrup, and face or body cream. Be sure to get the original chaga, which is truly wild and free of all chemicals and solvents. Get the power of wild, far northern nature. Get NAHS wild-harvested chaga. Accept no chaga imitations made commercially in labs—only buy real, wild forest chaga. “King of Herbs,” “Mushroom of Immortality,” “Diamond of the Forest,” “King of Plants,”and“Gift of God” say it all and only apply to truly wild chaga. This forest complex is truly incredible. A simple cup or two of this tea has a dramatic effect—without any stimulants. No matter which chaga product you take, you can feel the difference immediately. With NAHS chaga supplements, it is the real kind—not the vat-grown type from labs.

Unless it is the truly wild kind, as used exclusively by North American Herb & Spice, it can’t even be called chaga. Never be fooled. Get only the real chaga with North American Herb & Spice’s exclusive handpicked, handmade, wild chaga supplements.

Chaga gives you the strength that you need to function throughout the day

Relax with a cup of chaga beverage, or experience the power of the raw chaga drops under the tongue. Soothe yourself with the wild, raw chaga experience. Get the strength you need to make it through the day and much more. Feel the power of the wild forest though North American Herb & Spice’s chaga.

Experience the immense power of wild birch tree power. This is the energy and power of wild-source enzymes, notably SOD, peroxidase, and nucleases, as well as wild sterols, phenols, B vitamins, minerals, and much more. Take advantage of it for you, your loved ones, and anyone else in need.

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Re: Chaga
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 05:22:59 PM »
Anticancer effects of fraction isolated from fruiting bodies of Chaga medicinal mushroom, Inonotus obliquus (Pers.:Fr.) Pilát (Aphyllophoromycetideae): in vitro studies.
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 05:24:07 PM »
Excellent video!  Dr. Cass Ingam

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Re: Chaga
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014, 05:26:06 PM »
I went hiking on my property today and harvested a few Chaga off the white birches. Too cool.

This stuff has a woodsy taste...sort of like cinnamon.  I am psyched about having it on my property!
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2014, 05:28:56 PM »
Wild Harvested Chaga Mushroom
(Inonotus Obliquus)
“The King of Herbs”

Clinically proven to be one of nature’s oldest, 
safest and most powerful medicinal herbs.


Highest “Anti-Oxidant” Value   
 Chaga     -    36,557
Goji Berries  - 400
Acai Berries - 800
  Blueberries   -  24.5
(ORAC per 1g)
(USDA / Tufts University - Boston, MA)
 Approved by the U.S.F.D.A.
Safe for “Food” Use / Supplement
World Trade Organization
Classified as a Medicinal Mushroom
Chaga Mushroom
Contains over 215 Phytonutrients
No toxicity or side effects.
 
Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) is a wild mushroom, that grows on birch trees in extremely cold regions of northern latitudes including Baltic regions, Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska, and northern Canada, where temperatures fall below - 30 F for the 2-3 months per year required to sustain maximum growth and potency. Chaga Mushroom is “wild harvested” and cannot be commercially cultivated.
Chaga Mushroom grows naturally on birch trees. The Chaga Mushroom conk grows in cooperation with the tree over a 5 to 7 year period, thriving in the harsh winter environments, absorbing life-sustaining nutrients from the birch tree. Chaga Mushroom is classified as neither a plant nor animal. The DNA structure is thirty (30%) per cent more human than plant. Chaga Mushroom is classified scientifically as a Basidiomycetes mushroom and is far superior to the rest of 150 species of Basidiomycetes, that have been classified as medicinal mushrooms.
Western Medicine is now beginning to study, evaluate, and test Chaga Mushroom for the active compounds underlying its historically understood homeopathic benefits. Whole supplements like Chaga Mushroom, offer a complex balance of active compounds, delivery mineral structures, and co-agents, more effective to sustaining a healthy immune balance than synthesized isolated compounds.
EartHerbs Chaga Mushroom is harvested only from specifically selected birch trees that are at least 25 years old and when the mushroom bud weighs at least 6 pounds. Only 3 birch trees out of 10,000 meet these quality standards required for maximum nutritional benefit.
EartHerbs L.L.C. is the exclusive importer into the United States of a medically licensed Estonian company, that wild harvests and manufactures Chaga mushroom and other herbs for sale, to the public, since 1991.

(...)
 
ANTIOXIDANTS
What is the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC)?
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale designed by the USDA, measures the amount of free oxygen radicals that a food, or supplement can absorb in your body. Chaga has the highest ORAC score for natural foods or supplements as tested by the USDA and Tufts University in Boston, MA.
 
Oxidative stress caused by free radicals, has been demonstrated to accelerate the aging process in both cells and blood vessels. Oxidative stress also increases the risk of certain types of cancers, coronary heart disease and many other health problems.
Chaga Mushroom has the highest ORAC score for natural foods or supplements as tested by the USDA and Tufts University.
ORAC Results Fruits and Vegetables per 100g / 3.5oz (Conducted by Tuffs University Dept. of Health Sciences Boston, MA:U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Health Project Expo 2003)
 
Chaga  Mushroom 3,655,700
Acai Berries  80,000
Goji Berries  40,000
Prunes  5,890
Pomegranates  3,370
Raisins 2,890
Blueberries  2,450
Blackberries  2,080
Kale 1,800
Cranberries  1,790
Garlic Clove 1,690
Strawberries 1,570
Spinach 1,290
Steamed Spinach  930
Broccoli Flowers  910
Beets  860
Carrot  200
(1 gram of Chaga Approx.  3 pounds of Blueberries)
(1 gram of Chaga Approx.  4 ounces of Goji Berries)
 
 
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE
Chaga Mushroom has 25-50 times more Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Enzyme than CoEnzyme 10 (CoQ10), popular juices, vitamins, barley grass, beta carotene, seaweeds, fish oils, essential oils, Reishi, Truffles, Maitake, Cordyceps, Agaricus any other mushrooms.
 
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Enzyme (units per 1g)
Chaga Mushroom 35,000
Agoricus 1,500
Reishi 1,400
Truffles 860

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Re: Chaga
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 05:54:24 PM »
Thanks Donnay   good info.
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2014, 06:03:07 PM »
Thanks Donnay   good info.

You're welcome. 

I am listening to Alex and he was just mentioning Chagas disease.   :o  That is so weird he should mention Chagas disease and I was researching and searching for Chaga mushrooms today.
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 01:01:00 AM »
Is Chaga good for human life and can we drink it.

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 09:01:25 AM »
Is Chaga good for human life and can we drink it.

Yes it is good for human life and you can drink it like a tea.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2014, 05:42:53 PM »
Chaga Benefits That Are Not Found in Any Other Herb
Chaga benefits your body in unique ways. This edible mushroom provides a higher concentration of antioxidants than any other food and is an extremely good vegetarian source of amino acids. In addition to chaga’s high vitamin and mineral content, research has also proven it to have anti-cancer and anti-microbial effects.

Tom P. Vick



Chaga is a type of mushroom that grows on birch trees in northern climates. It survives by extracting nutrients away from the birch tree and concentrating them into itself. The medicinal use of chaga was first documented over 4,600 years ago in Asia, and modern research is confirming its therapeutic qualities that natural healers have known to exist all along. Chaga benefits the body because the mushroom contains high concentrations of B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc, and iron. Most notably, chaga contains the very powerful anti-oxidative enzyme called superoxide dismutase (SOD) in quantities over 10 times that of most SOD pills.[1]

What chaga provides that other herbs and vegetables do not

If you maintain a good paleo, vegetarian, vegan, or Mediterranean diet, then you are most likely satisfying your body’s need for 95% of the vitamins and minerals also found in chaga. What makes this herb most unique is its extremely high concentration of SOD. According to research conducted by Tufts University, and presented at the National Institute of Health’s Project Expo in 2003, chaga provides 20 times more active SOD than the next strongest medicinal mushroom (agaricus). The study also found that chaga has 3 times more antioxidant power than the next strongest food of any kind (wolf berry).[2] So according to the study, chaga is the #1 best antioxidant source in existence. Additionally, chaga provides 19 of the 20 amino acids required by humans, making it a valuable supplement for vegetarians and vegans.

Antioxidants and SOD are important for health and longevity

Free radicals are harmful molecules that contain unpaired electrons—which is unusual because electrons typically come in pairs. Thus they are highly reactive and can even scavenge electrons from other molecules making more free radicals. When this occurs in the body in excess, it results in damage to DNA, proteins, enzymes, and cell membranes. These effects can lead to numerous biological problems, including the initiation of cancerous tumors.[3] This is called oxidation and is the reason why foods rot, why animals age, and why metals rust. Antioxidants are molecules with extra electrons that can donate them to free radicals. This neutralizes the free radical, and renders it inert before it can cause damage. In the case of the enzyme SOD, superoxide dismutase is arguably the body’s most crucial antioxidant, as it is responsible for disarming the most dangerous free radicals of all: the highly reactive superoxide radicals. Thus, providing your body with a high concentration of antioxidants is essential to keeping your cells intact and healthy, and chaga is proven to be an excellent way of doing it.

Additional Chaga benefits: proven to destroy cancerous liver, lung, and colon cells in humans

A study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers discovered that chaga extract causes cancerous liver cells to stop dividing. Higher doses of chaga extract were shown to kill nearly 60% of HepG2 cancerous cells.[4] The chaga does this by activating enzymes that cut apart portions of the cancerous cell, leading to cell-suicide. In another study, scientists found that chaga can also cause the death of cancerous lung and colon cells.[5] Both studies concluded that while the chaga extract was lethal to cancerous cells, it was completely safe for normal cells.

How to get the chaga benefits using teas, extracts or tinctures:

Chaga tea can be brewed in a slow-cooker by adding 1 ounce of raw chaga to 1 gallon of reverse osmosis water. Cook the mixture on low heat for 4 to 5 hours, and add additional herbs or spices to taste. To take chaga by extract or tincture, drink 8 drops in water twice per day. Raw chaga is inexpensive, and can be found online, and at most herbal stores.

[1] Biofactors. 2007;31(3-4):191-200.

[2] Haytowitz, D.B., Bhagwat, S.A., Prior, R.L., Wu, X., Gebhart, S.E., Holden, J.M. 2007. “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Food.” Tufts University Dept. of Health Sciences. Boston, MA. U.S. Dept of Agriculture, National Institute of Health Project. 2003.

[3] H. Sharma, M.D., and C. Clark, M.D. From Contemporary Ayurveda. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1998).

[4] World J Gastroenterol. 2008;14(4):511-517.

[5] Int J Med Mushrooms. 2011;13(2):131-43.

[6] The Mycophile: Journal of the North American Mycological Association, 2006;47(1).

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Re: Chaga
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2014, 07:00:49 PM »
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2014, 07:12:44 PM »
Thank you donnay -

I wonder where i can go pick some  :)

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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2014, 07:49:19 PM »
Thank you donnay -

I wonder where i can go pick some  :)

You're welcome.  If you have white or yellow birch trees you'll definitely find the Chaga.  I have been told that Poplars have it too.  I have some Poplar trees but haven't checked it yet.  I definitely found a good bunch on my Birch trees.

This is my second day drinking the Chaga tea and I have had loads of energy.  I am psyched about this stuff.

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2014, 01:40:24 AM »
Thanks Donny for give me a answer and guide me.

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2014, 01:39:47 PM »
Thanks Donny for give me a answer and guide me.

There's all kinds of information in this thread--hopefully it will help you further your research and understanding of Chaga.

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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2014, 01:38:35 AM »
I Try this it is really great drink.

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2014, 06:29:53 PM »
10 Natural Solutions For Boosting Your Immune System

    by Alanna Ketler

    Everybody gets sick from time to time, some more often than others. Most people do tend to get sick more often in the colder months. Is this because the cold weather causes the cold symptoms? No. It’s because the air is dryer which makes it easier for viruses to travel, and generally people are not getting enough sunlight and water intake. Instead of reaching for that bottle of symptom suppressant, over-the-counter drug, why not opt to heal what caused you to develop the cold in the first place, and boost your immune system?


    Below are the top 10 remedies for treating the common cold naturally, and boosting your immune system.

    1. Vitamin D

    This is one of the most overlooked and perhaps most effective remedies for treating the common cold. It is important to get as much sunshine and fresh air as you can during the colder months, but sometimes it is just too cold, and it’s nice to just curl up inside with a blanket, hot tea and a good movie. Consider taking a high dose of vitamin D3 daily, but even higher when you are sick. Some experts recommend taking 10,000 international units or more of Vitamin D3 to get yourself back to normal health.

    2. Honey

    Make sure to purchase raw, organic, unpasteurized honey. Not only can this boost your immune system, but it treats cold and flu symptoms as well. Honey has a diverse array of antioxidant, antiviral and antibacterial nutrients. It also mixes well with a few of the ingredients that will be mentioned below.

    3. Ginger

    Like honey, ginger is an amazing healer, which also has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has long been known to ease nausea, which can be very beneficial if you have a cold. It also helps to warm the body, which is beneficial in assisting with the expelling of toxins and other invaders. Try mixing some fresh grated ginger root with some honey and hot water.

    4. Oil Of Oregano

    Potent, yet, disgusting! I kid you not, this powerful oil will open up your sinuses and leave the most awful taste in your mouth - but it works! Each little, disgusting droplet contains antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties that can directly fight off cold and flu bugs in your body.

    5. Onion

    There are many different ways that onions are said to help prevent and even cure colds and flu including: cutting an onion in half and placing it in the room of the sick person. Rumor has it that the onion will absorb the bacteria and the virus. Another modality involves cutting a white onion in half and putting each half against each foot of the person who is sick and securing each onion in place with a sock before bed. These may sound crazy, but many people swear by these techniques. Check out some more information on these methods here. For those who are a bit more skeptical, try eating onions, raw and cooked, whichever way you like, while sick. Onions are rich in sulfur-containing compounds; sulfur is a powerful detox element that helps the body to release toxins.

    6. Cinnamon

    Cinnamon has extremely high anti-oxidant activity and the oil of cinnamon has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. To treat your cold, try adding a cinnamon stick to boiling water for 2 minutes or so, drink the water as is or mix it with some honey and lemon.

    7. Pepper

    The capsaicin that is present in pepper helps to thin mucous and provide relief from congestion. While sick, try eating more pepper on your food than you normally would, or try gargling a teaspoon of black pepper mixed with some warm water. You can also benefit from smelling pepper throughout the day. Caution: this may cause you to sneeze a lot!

    8. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Because cold viruses tend to cause the body to become overly acidic, which makes it harder for the immune system to fight off the virus, apple cider can do wonders to alkalize the body. While this powerful vinegar has amazing healing benefits which you can read more about here, it is also quite unpleasant. Try mixing it with warm water, honey and lemon to make it a bit more bearable and you’ll be better in no time!

    9. Vitamin C

    This vitamin is a powerful immune booster and also an excellent remedy for both treating and preventing colds. Many experts believe that an extremely high dose of vitamin C (2,000 mg or more) can be very beneficial for treatment. If this seems like too much for you, consider eating lots of vitamin C rich foods such as peppers, leafy greens such as kale, kiwis, berries citrus fruits, (try juicing these) and many others.

    10. Chaga Mushroom

    Chaga mushroom, also knows as “The Gift From God” by the Siberians and the “Mushroom of Immortality,” is a fungus that grows on birch trees. There are far too many benefits to list here, so I will stick to how it helps to treat a cold and write a whole other article on all of these amazing benefits of the chaga mushroom. One of the many active constituents of the chaga mushroom is beta glucans, which can boost the immune system, and treat the common cold, flu, allergies and many other ailments. Try boiling a piece of chaga mushroom with hot water and adding turmeric and honey.

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Re: Chaga
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2014, 06:31:13 PM »
I Try this it is really great drink.

I agree.  It has a woodsy taste, kind of like cinnamon, to me.  Some say vanilla?
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2015, 01:02:33 PM »
Bumping this thread for any Infowarriors who are suffering from or know someone suffering from the flu or cold this winter.

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Instructions for Making Chaga Tea

For very potent tea, just put 3 heaping tbsp. (1/4 cup) of  Chaga  tea bag or small chunks (1/4 cup of chunks) into a 2-liter (or 2 quart) pot of water and steep on low on your stove. (We use our glass coffee pot filled to the 12 cup level)  on a low setting for 7 to 10 hours. (Do not Boil) Then strain your tea through a fine strainer or cheesecloth (not necessary if using tea bags). Drink hot or cold! This makes enough tea for three days, drinking 4 cups a day. Once you brew your first pot of tea, you can either brew another 12 cup pot immediately using the same tea bag (or chunks or grind) or you can put your tea bag or lose Chaga chunks or tea grind into a baggy and freeze it until you are ready to brew your second pot.
http://www.fiddleheadheaven.com/making-chaga-tea.php

My personal experience:

I have some Chaga I grounded.  I put 2 tbsps. in some purified water that I boiled, let it steep for 15 minutes added some *Maunka Honey ( or local) and drank it down.  Flu or flu-like symptoms gone in 24 hours.  I also had upped my D3 to 20,000 IU's (for 7 days) drank Hibiscus and Rose hip tea (Vitamin C) and did colloidal silver for 7 days, just in case I had some kind of infection going since I did had a 101 fever for one night.

*Manuka honey is also great for fighting off infections too.
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2015, 05:52:47 PM »
Well duh, I have a cold currently and I also have two five gallon pales full of chaga that I've harvested in the last couple years or so.  Need to start using it again so thanks for bumping this and reminding me.

For those who get the whole mushroom it is easiest to use a surform file to grind it off the whole piece.  It's very hard stuff and will destroy a coffee grinder quick, ask me how I know or should I say ask my wife lol. 

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Re: Chaga
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2015, 06:09:21 PM »
Donnay I and wife have been doing great however some "friends" who think of us as their weird pals are starting to ask for suggestions on health issues.  Son in law started with the chaga for pain relief from a arthritic back will keep ya all posted as he improves.
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2015, 11:09:25 PM »
Donnay I and wife have been doing great however some "friends" who think of us as their weird pals are starting to ask for suggestions on health issues.  Son in law started with the chaga for pain relief from a arthritic back will keep ya all posted as he improves.

It's good to be in such great company...being weird and all.   ;D

I sure hope that Chaga helps your SIL out--please keep me posted.
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Re: Chaga
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2015, 11:12:08 PM »
Well duh, I have a cold currently and I also have two five gallon pales full of chaga that I've harvested in the last couple years or so.  Need to start using it again so thanks for bumping this and reminding me.

For those who get the whole mushroom it is easiest to use a surform file to grind it off the whole piece.  It's very hard stuff and will destroy a coffee grinder quick, ask me how I know or should I say ask my wife lol. 



Get well soon.  ;)  I used my food processor and it got it down to a nice powder.
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"To be normal, to drink Coca-Cola and eat Kentucky Fried Chicken is to be in a conspiracy against yourself."
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