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Chaga’s folk medicine history reveals this incredible medicinal mushroom to be a powerful and effective treatment for fatigue, pain relief, and more. Its legendary properties have been documented for thousands of years, and now its therapeutic effects are known worldwide. Here’s help for liver and kidney function, gastritis, ulcers, allergies, and IBD. Chaga has shown itself to be particularly effective for psoriasis and offers gentle, soothing pain relief for everyday stresses and strains.

Research points to an abundance of natural ingredients present in wild Chaga that have powerful medicinal properties. All this potency is retained in your Qi traditions Chaga to deliver the best of what this beneficial mushroom has to offer.

The key bioactive compounds in Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) all offer positive benefits for health and wellbeing. Betulin and betulinic acid aid arthritis and protect the liver, and Chaga’s anti-viral properties mean infections can be reduced. Inotodiol reduces inflammation, and the Ergosterol steroid unique to fungi plays a similar role to vitamin D2. 3,4-dihydroxybenzalacetone improves cardiovascular health and has anti-aging properties.

Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties complete Chaga’s impressive list of benefits. But care is needed for those on blood-thinning or diabetes medication because Chaga enhances their effects, so seek advice before you purchase.

Learn more about this incredible funghi by reading Inonotus Obliquus: The Chaga Mushroom.


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