Double Extraction using alcohol then water.
Chaga is a fungus, a parasitic carpophore that looks like the charred remains of burned wood on the side of a birch tree. It is not the fruiting body of the fungus, but a sclerotia or mass of mycelium. The parasite enters the tree through a ‘wound’ in the bark of a mature tree. It then grows under the bark until it erupts in a deeply cracked, black charcoal like extension. Chaga has been a part of folk medicine in Russia, Poland, China and numerous Baltic countries for many centuries.
Unique in the mushroom kingdom, Chaga mushroom grows almost exclusively on birch trees, and resembles a large growth of burnt bark. Yet in spite of its strange appearance, this mushroom has been hailed throughout Europe and Asia as a “gift of God” for its dramatic and powerful restorative abilities. First used as a folk medicine in 16th century Siberia (and possibly earlier), modern research is now beginning to validate many of Chaga tea’s historic uses, and with its high nutritional and antioxidant levels, Chaga tea offers benefits for nearly everyone.
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.