Description. For many centuries, the Chaga mushroom has been revered as a source of vitality and health. This mushroom is one of the favorite remedies in China. The mushroom contains polyphenols, triterpenoids, resins, agarcinic acid, flavonoid inotodione, alkaloids, polysaccharides, sterols, lignin, quite a lot of manganese, as well as iron, silicon, aluminum, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc. Chaga preparations have antispasmodic, diuretic, analgesic, antimicrobial, vasoconstrictive, reparative, laxative effects; they slow down the growth of tumors of various origins and normalize the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. Birch Chaga is used to treat the following ailments: oncological neoplasms in the gastrointestinal tract, lung and skin cancer; erosion of the cervix, fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis; stomach ulcer, gastritis, polyps of internal organs, impaired gastrointestinal motility; hypertension, diabetes mellitus; skin diseases, dermatitis, eczema, acne.
Chaga has strong bactericidal properties. If you leave a decoction of Chaga on the table, it will remain fresh and soft in taste even a month later.
Use. In traditional medicine, chaga is famous as a remedy for cancerous tumors. But it is even more effective in eliminating precancerous diseases – chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers. Traditionally, decoctions, infusions, teas, and extracts are prepared from chaga. In pharmacies and specialized stores, the mushroom is presented in the form of crushed raw materials, extract, in capsules, and tablets.
Bear in mind that during the course of treatment, some dietary restrictions must be maintained: you should eliminate or significantly reduce the consumption of meat, especially fatty types. It is necessary to adhere to a plant-milk diet. Canned food, spicy and salty foods, alcohol, and smoking should be excluded. A small amount of fish, eggs, and bread is allowed. You can eat water-boiled cereals, fermented milk products, vegetables, and fruits. When taking antibiotics and other drugs, a doctor's consultation is necessary. The course of therapy is up to 3-5 months, with interruptions from 1 week to 3 months. Some doctors recommend treatment according to the following scheme: taking birch fungus for 1 month, a month-long break, then again taking chaga for 1 month – you can repeat the cycle every 6 months.