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Known colloquially as the "King of Mushrooms", Chaga is a very exceptional ingredient, and creates an equally exceptional tea. Wildcrafted Chaga Tea has a smooth, rich flavour that any avid tea drinker will fall for.
In the world of both mushrooms and herbal tea, chaga is truly one of a kind. It in no way resembles the kind of mushrooms most are familiar with; instead, this mushroom grows mainly on birch trees, and its appearance could easily be mistaken for a growth of burnt bark. In spite of such an odd appearance, this mushroom has a long history of cultivation, and is greatly respected in the herbal world. Chaga has earned a number of dynamic titles, such as “The King of Mushrooms” and the “Diamond of the Forest”. It can be found in birch forests almost everywhere, including Russia, Korea, some parts of Europe, the northern U.S. and Canada.
A True Herbal Treasure
As its nicknames suggest, chaga mushrooms have much more to offer than a tasty herbal tea. This herbal tea is practically a treasure trove with the wealth of nutrients it provides. Chaga is a natural source of B vitamins, and has exceptionally high levels of vitamin B5. This is because chaga mushrooms absorb the B vitamins from the birch trees they grow on. Its mineral content includes copper, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, calcium and selenium. Chaga is also known to provide a variety of antioxidants, and its prime constituents include flavonoids, amino acids, fibre, melanin and triterpenoids.
An increased focus into the possibly harmful effects of free radicals has helped to highlight the importance of antioxidants. Chaga tea offers a number of antioxidant elements, and contains a group of enzymes called superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful group of antioxidants. Moreover, chaga tea stimulates the body’s natural production of SOD to boost our antioxidant levels even higher.
Strong Immune-Boosting Effects
Because chaga mushrooms grows mainly on birch trees, it absorbs many of the useful properties found in birch. These properties can include immune boosting vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid, or its anti-inflammatory effects, which help to regulate immune response. Chaga tea is also antibacterial, antiseptic and even helps to eliminate internal parasites.
Supports Healthy Digestion
A number of chaga’s effects help to promote a healthy, functioning digestive system. The anti-inflammatory effects keep the digestive system flowing smoothly, and chaga’s ability to stimulate digestive bile helps with the breakdown of food. Chaga tea also provides a convenient source of dietary fiber to keep digestion functioning smoothly.
Promotes Great Skin Health
Chaga tea offers a variety of benefits for skin health, especially by providing a natural source of melanin, the pigment that provides color to our skin. Not only does this help your skin tone, but it also protects against damaging UV rays. Its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects also help to alleviate skin conditions, such as infections, acne, rashes and eczema. Chaga tea may even reduce the formation of wrinkles and fine lines by protecting the skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Naturally Eases Stress
The chaga mushroom is classified as an adaptogen, which works by normalizing the body’s various functions. This helps to provide energy in place of fatigue, and importantly, can help to calm overactive systems and ease feelings of stress. Drinking chaga tea can promote feelings of relaxation and renewal, alleviating stressful feelings and the fatigue that often accompanies severe or long-term stress.
Good For The Liver
One of chaga’s digestive benefits is stimulating bile production in the liver, but this is also an important benefit for liver health as well. Bile assists the liver’s detoxifying function by helping to flush toxins out of the liver to be expelled from the body. An increase in bile can therefore help to reduce toxic buildup within the liver.
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
Chaga tea has even demonstrated the potential to benefit cardiovascular function. The betulinic acid found in chaga has been shown to break down LDL cholesterol. Chaga tea also contains beta glucans and polysaccharides known to positively affect cholesterol levels. This helps to reduce the buildup of plaque, which, combined with its anti-inflammatory effects, can help to protect healthy circulation in the veins and arteries.
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