100% wild harvested Pennsylvania Birch Chaga mushroom harvested 2023. We harvest in the winter for the maximum nutritional and therapeutic benefits. This is a package of chaga chunks, we have already done the work and broke the chaga into tea size chunks for you. Simply boil a cup of water, place one chunk in the boiling water, and let steep for at least 15 minutes then remove chunk, store for later and enjoy! Be sure to save your chunks as they can be reused several times for tea. Air dry between uses or store in the refrigerator. Can also be made in larger batches in a crock pot or tea kettle, and stored in refrigerator for several days. Can be consumed as a hot or cold beverage. Add raw honey or cinnamon for extra flavor. (For maximum benefit steep for 1 hour)

About Chaga:

The tea is very mild, with a earthy/woodsy flavor. Some people use as a substitute for coffee. Does not contain caffeine so does not interfere with sleep or cause jitteriness that some people experience with caffeinated beverages.

Chaga is technically a sterile mass of highly condensed mycelium. It has been used for centuries in traditional and folk medicine, notably by the Khanty people of Siberia to prevent tuberculosis and protect the heart. It has also been used as an anticancer remedy in Russia, Siberia and other parts of eastern Europe.

Chaga is known to contain of 200 different bioactive molecules. One of these include betulinic acid, which is known to have anti-cancer, antiviral, antibacterial and antiparasitic effects. Birch bark, the main host for chaga, contains up to 25% betulinic acid. The anticancer property is consistent with its ability to cause cell death in cancer cells but it doesn't harm normal cells and tissues. Many laboratory studies in cell cultures and animals have been conducted with chaga and have demonstrated anti-oxidant, blood-sugar and insulin regulating properties as well as immune-stimulating activity and direct antiviral and antibacterial effects.

2023 Birch Chaga Mushroom Chunks Pennsylvania Wild Winter Harvested half pound

Pennsylvania, US
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We practice ethical wildcrafting practices, and we are certified mushroom identification experts. We have been foraging for many years and are certified and authorized by the State Health Department and Department of Agriculture to sell foraged mushrooms. We offer many mushrooms throughout the year including Morels, Chanterelles, Chaga, Black Trumpets, Turkey Tail, Lobster, Reishi, King Boletes, Lions Mane, Blewits, Milkies, Puffballs, Oysters, Chicken of the Woods and Honeys. We forage many kinds of wild Pennsylvania and New York Mushrooms and offer dried, fresh, tinctures, powders, teas, handmade mushroom inspired jewelry and gifts for the mycologist and mushroom lover in your life. We also forage many kinds of wild nuts including hickory and walnut. We are able to wildcraft many wild edible plants throughout the year including ramps and leeks, elderberry, medicinal plants and more. If there is something specific you are looking for, let me know.