Monday, April 29, 2013

"Inonotus Obliquus" - "Chaga Mushroom" - 'Gift From God" - "Mushroom Of Immortality"

Inonotus Obliquus, more commonly known as Chaga mushroom, is a fungus in the Hymenochaetaceae family. It is parasitic on Birch and other trees. As for its physical features in its natural habitat, the Chaga is irregularly formed and looks like burnt charcoal. The outer layer of the Chaga is a deep black color due to the massive amounts of Melanin. The inner core of the mushroom a beautiful amber color and Is talked of as the fertile fruiting body of Chaga.

The name Chaga comes from the Russian word for ‘Mushroom’ which in turn is derived from the word fungus in Komi-Permyak, the language of the indigenous peoples in the Kama River Basin west of the Ural Mountains.

Rather than soft like a mushroom, Chaga is hard, almost as hard as wood. It is unique, nothing like common mushrooms. In fact, Chaga is the most nutritionally dense of all tree growths. Known by the Siberians as the “Gift from God” and the “Mushroom of Immortality,” this vibrant growth has been used by humans to support health for thousands of years. The Japanese call it “The Diamond of the Forest,” while the Chinese deem it “King of Plants.” For the Chinese that is saying a lot, since they have an immense history with countless plants. Now, you can get the great powerful secret of the Orient through North American Herb & Spice’s wild Chaga supplements. Despite this exceptional status, most people are unaware of it.

To survive in harsh climates, Chaga concentrates natural compounds for its protection, and that is why it is so powerful. To strengthen the tree, as well as heal, it makes potent phytochemicals, including sterols, phenols, and enzymes. Researchers have inoculated sick trees with chaga to strengthen them. People benefit by consuming these forest-source phytochemicals and nutrients.

Since the 16th Century, Chaga mushrooms were recorded as being used in Folk and Botanical medicine in Eastern European countries as a remedy for cancer, gastritis, ulcers, tuberculosis of the bones and many more. Since the 1950s the government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), in conjunction with approximately 1,200 prominent scientists, conducted over 3,000 experiments involving 500,000 people to study the effects of adaptogens. An adaptogen is a substance which modifies the human body’s response to stress. The results of these studies were a protected Soviet secret for 40 years. The Soviet government commanded athletes, astronauts and other Soviet elite to take adaptogens on a daily basis to improve physical and mental work capacity. One of these adaptogens was Chaga. In fact, of all these adaptogens, Chaga was found to be the most powerful. It is now believed that up to 80% of all diseases are mainly due to stress.

Chaga is powerful, because it contains the man tree nutrients - the force of actual trees. Because of their special, biologically potent substances, trees live long, far longer than herbs, some as long as 10,000 years or more. Thus, they are the most powerful living beings in the world. Concentrating this power, Chaga contains numerous B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, minerals, and enzymes. It is also one of the world’s densest sources of pantothenic acid, and this vitamin is needed by the adrenal glands as well as digestive organs. It also contains riboflavin and niacin in significant amounts. In particular, it is highly rich in special phenols which are pigment-like. These phenolic compounds are known as chromogenic complex. Chaga can be up to 30% chromogenic complex by weight. The chromogenic complex is highly protective for all tissues and is only found in Chaga. In the cream base this chromogenic complex is highly protective for the skin. Rubbed on the skin it even helps people develop a tan, because it contains the pigment melanin, the same pigment responsible for dark-colored skin.

Chaga contains wild-source minerals and is particularly high in copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc, and iron. Yet, its most potent ingredient is a special substance known as superoxide dismutase (SOD). This is an enzyme with great potency. Its function is to halt oxidation, especially the toxicity of a free radical known as singlet oxygen. This is the type of oxygen which is responsible for oxidizing and damaging the tissues, which results in aging. It is the same oxygen which rusts a nail. SOD blocks this damage by quenching the singlet oxygen free radical. The SOD content per gram of Chaga is exceedingly high and accounts for many of its historical powers. Tests performed on North American Herb & Spice’s wild Chaga prove that it contains some 10,000 to 20,000 active SOD units per gram. This is an exceedingly high amount, far higher than that found even in typical SOD pills. The typical SOD pill contains from 200 to 2,000 units per serving. So the difference is considerable. Plus, the type in pills is virtually impossible to absorb, while the wild Chaga type is well-utilized by the body.

Chaga is a health food which supports the entire system. The Siberians drink it daily. They claim that this is why they are long-lived. This could back up that fact that natural phytochemicals, the ones found in Chaga, do make a difference. Yet, there is more traditional use that offers evidence. Ancient Chinese, Japanese and Koreans regard it as a longevity factor, which is why they deemed it the most complete of all growths. In much of Siberia, Russia, and Eastern Europe it is an essential beverage. While the U.S. government restricts medical claims, here is what can be said: Chaga has been used as an essential whole food supplement for many years by Russia’s long-lived peasants, as well as long-lived villagers of Japan and Korea. These village people consume it as a daily beverage. They prefer it over common drinks such as tea and coffee. Because of its cleansing properties, in primitive Siberia the Chaga drink was known as “soup water,” although its taste is a pleasant combination of tea and coffee.

Chaga was then validated by Moscow’s Medical Academy of Science, 1955, and was extensively used by the public. It is one of Russia’s state secrets for power and strength and was heavily used by champion Russian athletes, who defeated all others, including the best teams America could offer. So, the Russians, Siberians, Poles, Romanians, Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese all use it.

Here is what the Russians discovered. They determined that certain plants help your body fight the effects of stress and disease. They called these plants adaptogens. They discovered that Chaga is the most potent adaptogen known. This is why it is the basis for the fight against premature aging and for prevention of serious diseases. Now you too can experience the health benefits of wild Chaga, the plant responsible for the exceptional health and long life of the Siberian tribes-people.

Hunt down some Chaga & you wont regret it people!!



  1. Chaga mushroom also known as inonotus obliquus in scientific terms is a mushroom that grows on birch trees. Unlike other mushrooms that draw heir nutrients from the soil, this mushroom draws its nutrients from the birch tree. Other than drawing its nutrients from trees, another unique feature of this mushroom is that it’s usually hard instead of soft like other mushrooms. The insides of chaga have the color of rusted iron and the veins are cream-colored. The texture of the mushroom is cork-like and it has a charcoal-like appearance.