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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

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Scientific name: Inonotus obliquus

Other names: Yara, Clinker polypore, cinder conk, black mass and birch canker polypore, sterile conk trunk rot of birch

Family: Hymenochaetaceae  

Parts used: Sclerotium

Discover the power of Chaga, a unique fungus native to the northern and boreal regions across the globe. Renowned for its distinctive appearance, Chaga parasitises birch trees, forming hardened mycelial masses that resemble burnt charcoal. While these formations may seem unusual, they're actually sclerotia, the part harvested as 'Chaga'.

This remarkable mushroom has been revered in traditional cultures across Europe and North America for centuries. It played an integral role in Russian herbalism and Siberian folk medicine, dating back hundreds, if not thousands of years. In the annals of Chinese history, as early as 100 B.C. the revered monk Shen Nong documented Chaga as "the king of herbs" and "a precious gift of nature."

Today, the Chaga mushroom continues to capture worldwide attention for its potential health benefits. It is noted for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune system modulating properties. These qualities make it an invaluable addition to any wellness routine.

At Herbal Dimensions, we're proud to offer a range of high-quality Chaga products ethically sourced from Estonia. Whether you're looking for Chaga chunks or powdered Chaga for a traditional tea, Instant Chaga for a quick wellness boost, or even unique items like Chaga tincture or Chaga-infused soap, we've got you covered.

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