In the northern forests on the trunks of old birches can sometimes see an amazing fungus that is widely used in folk medicine. He is a parasite on the trunks of many deciduous trees, but the curative effect of the fungus that grows on birch. In people, this fungus is often brewed tea instead and where common is a tradition almost no cancer is found.
What is Chaga and where it grows
Black birch mushroom Chaga - a mushroom from family trutikovyh growing on the trunks of birch, at least - on the trunks of other deciduous trees.
Chaga contains organic acids (vinyl, acetic, formic, oxalic, etc.)., A polysaccharide lignin, phenol resins, sterols, pterins, fiber, minerals (including manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc and others).
Externally, it is a shapeless black growths that grow out of the broken tree bark covered with cracks that reach large size and weight to a few kilograms. The inside of the mushroom woody, yellowish-brown, with a lot of light streaks.
Propagated Chaga spores that germinate only in the event of contact with the damaged sections of tree bark. Fungal strands penetrate into the wood, slowly destroying it. The growth sometimes can last for many years and leads to the death of the tree. When a tree dies, under the bark in the body of the fungus spores mature.
Chaga is found in birch forests of our country, often, in more northern areas. It is also in the Eastern Europe, Korea, the United States and Canada.
Medical raw material is the only shelf fungus that grows on birch trees. Collect mushrooms all year round, but the best time for harvesting is considered to be spring and autumn. Do not collect chaga with dead trees and a bottom of the barrel, as the active ingredients of mushrooms little. Recent growths cut down with an ax, cut into small pieces and dried in a ventilated room or oven at moderate temperatures. Store in a tightly closed glass containers or in plastic bags.
Tea and infusion of fungus
- tea prepared as follows: fungus tablespoons minced, pour a glass of boiling water for 30 minutes and drink as tea;
- infusion: dried mushrooms poured cold boiled water for four hours, after which it is passed through a meat grinder or pound on a grater; One part of minced mushroom was added five parts boiling water temperature of about 50 ° C and infused for two days, then the liquid decanted and the residue was drained and the resulting liquid is added to the water in which soaked fungus; The prepared infusion can be stored for four days, take it to ½ - 1 cup 3 - 4 times a day for half an hour before meals.
Pharmacies Chaga is sold as a drug based on the extract Befungin (drawing) of the fungus.
Indications and contraindications for use
Chaga has antispasmodic (relaxes the smooth muscles of blood vessels and internal organs, thus removing the pain), a diuretic, analgesic, antimicrobial, laxative, slows the growth of tumors of different origin (if the tumor is in its initial stage, the Chaga may suspend its development), normalize the activity gastrointestinal tract and enhances the protective properties of the body (immune system). Its constituent substances are natural biostimulants, improves metabolic processes in the body.
Apply infusions fungus in gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, gastritis
Gastritis - several stomach disorders
with reduced secretion, polyps on the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, malignant tumors of any localization (not excluding medication and other treatments). Infusion can be used also in the form of enemas for tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.
The course of treatment with the fungus - a few months, turning where you can make small breaks.
When drug treatment on the basis of the fungus is better to observe the patient milk-vegetable diet, limit the intake of meat, animal fats, canned foods, sausages and smoked meats.
Contraindications drugs based on the fungus is idiosyncrasy of this plant. In continuous and prolonged use of drugs fungus in some patients there is increased excitability of the autonomic nervous system in the form of mood swings
Mood swings in women - bad character or a disease?
and blood pressure
Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
, Heart attacks, etc., which disappears when you remove the drug.
Chaga-wonderful folk remedy uses including the treatment of tumors. But do not think that the tumor can be cured only chagoy, its reception should be combined with medication prescribed by the doctor.