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Chaga Mushroom − Useful Properties and Applications

A few people know that birches are useful not only by their kidneys or juice, but also for other parts. So, one of the most useful products is a chaga mushroom, which is formed and grows exclusively on the birches. In this article, we will look at the useful properties of chaga, and you will learn how to properly apply this fungus in the case of health problems.

The chaga mushroom has a rich useful composition. So, it contains the organic acids, oxalic, tartaric and acetic acid, in a small amount it contains the formic acid and the phenol. The mushroom's composition there are the resins and the sterols, the various micro elements, including ferrum, cobalt, silver and nickel. Also, a small amount of magnesium can be detected in this composition. 

Existing organic acids are able to regulate the amount of hydroxyl and hydrogen ions in the organism and also to bring them back to normal. The sterols from this fungus make it possible to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood. The phytoncides effectively cope with the microbes, and the melanin has an anti-inflammatory and hemostatic effect. The alkaloids provide excellent bile- and diuretic effects. 

The chaga mushroom finds its benefit in various purposes and ways. So, it is an excellent tonic, effective for strengthening the body, able to relieve the nervous overexertion. Also, the chaga is useful in the fight against the insomnia and with the nervous disorders − depression, etc. 

This fungus is especially useful for relieve the pain from spasms in the internal organs. In addition, it successfully copes with the teenage acne, and, therefore, finds its application in the cosmetology. 

With the help of chaga mushroom's infusion, it is possible to cure the diseases of stomach or intestines, to identify and contribute to the elimination of oncological origin diseases, to strengthen the organism after the prolonged illnesses and the operations. 

Chaga's gruel is used to treat the eczema, the poisonous insects' bites and also the skin or dermatological diseases. This mushroom is effective in the fight against the frostbite and the burns of extremities. 

The correct preparation of chaga mushroom will help get rid of inflammation in the oral cavity, will be effective in the treatment of periodontitis and periodontosis, and also in the treatment of stomatitis. With the help of tea infusion's inhalation, you can get rid of inflammation of the larynx. It will also improve the breathing, the swallowing and eliminate the inflammation of throat. It is enough to carry out the inhalation with this remedy for five-seven minutes a day.

A decoction on the basis of chaga mushroom strengthens the immunity, will be useful for the gastric polyps. This mushroom effectively removes the toxins and wastes from the organism and the blood, promotes the release of radionuclides and heavy metals. The chaga improves the functioning of endocrine system organs, improves the regeneration, which rejuvenates our body. Also, this fungus helps reduce the blood sugar, improve the metabolism, normalize the blood pressure and improve the heart rate. 

The chaga mushroom is not recommended in the colitis and the various forms of dysentery, is forbidden to the pregnant women and also to the persons with the individual intolerance. 

Applications of Chaga

A tea from chaga and its infusion 

Such tea is made from the dried mushroom and drunk freshly brewed. The fresh chaga mushroom is also suitable for such cooking; but the dried mushroom is more commonly available. Before using, the chaga should be soaked for four-five hours in boiled warm water. 

Soaked by water, the mushroom is crushed with a knife or a grater or a meat grinder. The chaga is brewed best in the ceramic or China brewing teapot. One part of fungus corresponds to five parts of water with a temperature of not more than 140-158 °F. The chaga is filled with the water and insisted for several hours. 

For the decoction it takes from 24 to 48 hours, for the tea − enough to stand up to 20 minutes. The remaining from soaking chaga water should not be poured because it is a valuable medical component. The chaga decoction must be filtered through the gauze (in several layers). Your drink will become clear and pleasant to look at. It should be diluted with the water of soaked chaga mushroom. It turns out the dark, beautiful infusion with a slightly sweet taste, reminiscent of brewed weak tea. The resulting liquid is drunk like any ordinary tea, and the decoction from the chaga should be drunk − one cup for 30 minutes before meals about to three-four times a day. 

Decoction for the cancer disease

The chaga's broth is recognized as very effective in the treatment of stomach cancer. To prepare this remedy, you will need: 

- chopped chaga (200g), 
- pine buds (100g), 
- rose hips (100g), 
- bitter wormwood (5g), 
- St. John's wort (20g), 
- licorice root 10g). 

Stir all ingredients and soak for two hours in the cold well-water (6.6 lb). Then, the mixture is boiled for two hours on a low heat. Then, wrap it around and insist in a day. The filtered broth is supplemented with: an aloe juice − 200g (this plant must be three-five years old and also three days without watering) and a bee honey − 500g. The ended mixture stirs for four hours. Now the medicine can be taken: the first six days − one tablespoon for two hours before meals, three times a day; the next day − one tablespoon for an hour before meals, three times a day. The treatment course can take from two weeks to four months.

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