The title pretty much says it folks. This listing is for 2 dried ounces of yellow birch polypore (Fomitopsis Betulina). Note that this is from yellow birch (this birch grows close to natural water sources & in loamy damp soil rather than white birch which only grows in firm soil). The polypore has the same benefits as white birch polypore, but the yellow birch specimens tend to be larger and have a yellow tint on the inside rather than being crisp white. The flavor is similar to the white birch polypore, but yellow birch specimens tend to be a smidge more earthy and slightly less bitter.
Birch polypore has been used for centuries for many things including (but not limited to):
Anti-inflammatory action, Antiviral effects, Bactericidal effects, Anti-tumor effects, Antioxidant, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Neuroprotection, Immunomodulation.
What a crazy smart way to improve your health!
Now, if you have never made tea from a birch polypore before, you should know the taste is less than amazing. It can actually be quite bitter, so I don't recommend using it without other tea ingredients. You can mix it with a blend of chaga to help cut the bitterness. You can add other flavors as well. Eucalyptus and honey pair really well with birch polypore. It's up to your individual taste preferences.
For your tea:
Bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat to let it simmer again for 15-20 minutes. Make sure you do not simmer for long as this may make the tea even more bitter.
You can drink the birch polypore tea right away or refrigerate it for later use. It can also be frozen into ice cubes, making a perfect cup of iced mushroom teas or even fruit smoothies.