In the world of both mushrooms and herbal tea, chaga is truly one of a kind. It in no way resembles the kind of mushrooms most are familiar with; instead, this mushroom grows mainly on birch trees, and its appearance could easily be mistaken for a growth of burnt bark. In spite of such an odd appearance, this mushroom has a long history of cultivation, and is greatly respected in the herbal world. Chaga has earned a number of dynamic titles, such as “The King of Mushrooms” and the “Diamond of the Forest”. It can be found in birch forests almost everywhere, including Russia, Korea, some parts of Europe, the northern U.S. and Canada.
As its nicknames suggest, chaga mushrooms have much more to offer than a tasty herbal tea. This herbal tea is practically a treasure trove with the wealth of nutrients it provides. Chaga is a natural source of B vitamins, and has exceptionally high levels of vitamin B5. This is because chaga mushrooms absorb the B vitamins from the birch trees they grow on. Its mineral content includes copper, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, calcium and selenium. Chaga is also known to provide a variety of antioxidants, and its prime constituents include flavonoids, amino acids, fiber, melanin and triterpenoids. All of this merely demonstrates a handful of what can be found in chaga.
As if it weren’t already amazing enough, chaga tea is caffeine-free, which makes it a wonderful asset to the cupboard of any enthusiastic tea drinker. This high-quality chaga tea is made straight from sustainably wild-harvested chaga mushroom and utilizes the entire mushroom, both important for maintaining all of the good qualities found in chaga.
Precautions: It is important to note that you should avoid usage of chaga tea if you are currently prescribed to penicillin or if you take intravenous injections of glucose in order to avoid any unwanted interactions or side effects.
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