HJ: There are so many incredible herbs, mushrooms and plants that have incredible healing properties and are not widely known outside of the herbalist/shamanic communities. Although many of these herbs/mushrooms are making a big resurgence, comprehensive information on some of them can be quite hard to find. Chaga is one of those mushrooms that has been renowned for thousands of years by both ancient and modern cultures, but which is off the radar for most individuals.
In recent times, the medicinal tonic mushrooms like Chaga have gained prominence for their ability to fight cancer and boost the immune system, however, this is but one or two of their many uses, which are explained in detail below. Furthermore, these herbs and mushrooms are usually quite highly nutritious — often more so than many commonly touted superfoods, especially some of the more hyped ones like Acai.
Simply put, we are often only aware of those things which are aggressively marketed to us and they are not always the most miraculous and incredible ones. Sometimes it takes a bit of digging and research to find those truly impressive medicines that lie just below the surface of mainstream awareness — Chaga being one of many.
CHAGA: King of the medicinal mushrooms