The chaga mushroom grows from the birch tree and has been eaten as a nourishing tea for centuries. It has been tested to have a very high ORAC value. ORAC = Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, measured in units of antioxidants, developed by the National Institute on Aging in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ORAC value of Chaga is 35,000 compared to spinach, which is 1,260 or blueberries 9,160. Goji Berries are 25,000 on the ORAC scale.
Chaga also contains Sterols and Triterpenes including lanosterol (a tetracyclic triterpene derivative), inotodiol (triterpene alcohol), and ergosterol (a Vitamin D precursor). These have been known to help support digestion, detoxification, and may help maintain respiratory health. Germanium, which helps support the health of your blood. Melanin, which enhances the appearance of hair, skin and eyes, and helps maintain a more youthful appearance. Important Nucleosides, minerals and amino acids, Saponin, Magnesium, Chromium, Iron, Kalium, Beta-glucan, Inotodiol, Isoprenoid and others, all offering tremendous health benefits. WOW!
Your dried chaga will stay good for up to 2 years if you keep it in a dark and dry place.
Brewing Instructions are provided on the bag.