Simple Herbal Extracts | Chaga



Botanical Name

Inonotus obliquus

Part Used



Do not use if you have a mushroom allergy. *

Traditional Information*

Chaga is an ancient folk remedy used throughout Siberia, Scandinavia, the northern US and Canada for cancer and immune deficiency. Unfortunately, little research has been done on Chaga. It is a rich source of betulin, which has been shown broad spectrum anti-tumor activity with virtually no toxicity as well as immune potentiating mushroom polysaccharides.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.