Chaga or birch fungus originates from the family of turtles and parasites on birch trunks. Most often, such mushrooms can be found on old or felled birches in forest-steppe or forest zones. Chag contains water-soluble pigments, polysaccharides, pterins, humic-like and agaric acids, lipids, organic acids, fiber and various microelements. These include: zinc, barium, copper, silicon, iron, calcium, aluminum, potassium, sodium and magnesium.
- 2 Properties of
- 3 Collection and storage rules of chakra
- 3 Application of chaga
- 3.1 Chaste against gastritis
- 3.2 Treatment of mastopathy
- 3.3 Chaptogy from thyrotoxicosis
- 4 Contraindications of birch fungus
Properties of chaga
- increase of protective functions of the body;
- stimulation of the central nervous and neurohumoral systems of the body;
- improvement in metabolic processes, as well as their activation in the brain tissues;
- recovery of activity of delayed enzyme systems;
- normalization of respiratory and cardiovascular systems;
- stimulation of hematopoiesis by increasing the level of leukocytes;
- anti-inflammatory treatment;
- increased activity of antitumor drugs, delayed growth of neoplasms;
- providing diuretic, antispasmodic, healing, analgesic and antimicrobial action;
- normalization of the work of the stomach and intestines, restoration of intestinal microflora, assistance in scarring of ulcers of the duodenum and stomach;
- reduced pressure, decreased heart rate.
Rules for the collection and storage of chaga
Medicinal properties are possessed by the mushroom chaga, which grows exclusively on the birch trunk. Collecting such mushrooms can be throughout the year, but the best times of the year for this are considered spring and autumn. It is not recommended to take chaga growing on a dried tree or in the lower part of a tree trunk. Such mushrooms, as a rule, contain very few biologically active substances. Fresh mushroom outgrowth must be separated from the tree with an ax, then cut the mushrooms into pieces and dry with slow heating in the oven. It is very important that when drying to the product there is free access to fresh air. Harvested raw materials should be stored in tightly closed glass containers or plastic bags.
If it is not possible to get chaga alone, a medicine from the extract of this fungus can be purchased at the pharmacy.
The use of chaga
- diseases of the liver, spleen, intestines and stomach;
- oncological diseases;
- disorder of the nervous system, insomnia;
- disturbance of metabolic processes;
- period after surgery or a severe illness;
- lowering the body's resistance to a variety of infections;
- eczema, psoriasis, trauma, burns, wounds, frostbite, skin inflammation, adulthood, skin peeling, leukoplakia, herpes and insect bites.
Chaga against gastritis
For preparation of medicinal infusion it is necessary to rinse small mushroom pieces, soak them for 5 hours in boiled cool water, then grind with a meat grinder and re-fill with water in a ratio of 1: 5.It should be noted that the water temperature should not exceed 50 degrees, otherwise under the influence of higher temperatures, the active substances of the birch fungus lose their activity. To insist such a solution follows two days, then strain, squeeze out the remainder and add water, which was flooded initially. The infusion is stored in the refrigerator for no more than four days.
To take such a medicine is recommended every day for half a cup shortly before eating. With gastritis, chaga should be used for a fairly long time - from three months to six months, depending on the state of health. At the end of each month, you should do a one-week break, and during treatment you need to refrain from heavy and meat foods, it is better to stick to a milky-vegetable diet.
Treatment of mastopathy
Chagu must be thoroughly crushed in a mortar to make flour, then a tablespoon of the obtained raw materials should be covered in a half-liter jar, poured with boiled water, cover and leave for two days to insist in a dark place. After this time, the infusion should be filtered and taken three times a day 40 minutes before meals. The course of this treatment with a birch fungus should be at least four weeks, after which it is recommended to take a one-week break and repeat the treatment. To eliminate the disease, as a rule, three courses are enough. During this time the digestive process is normalized and the whole organism is put in order.
Chaga from thyrotoxicosis
To combat thyrotoxicosis, you can prepare yourself the following medicinal infusion: 5 tablespoons of chaga mix with 2 tablespoons of dill seeds and 4 tablespoons of crushed dry leaves of plantain. Put all the ingredients in enameled utensils, pour 2 liters of not too hot water, tightly cork and leave to insist for a day in a warm place. Take this infusion is recommended three times a day for 200 g before meals for six months.
For the period of chaga treatment it is necessary to exclude from the diet severe irritating food, it is better to adhere to the dairy and vegetable diets. Periodically you need to visit an endocrinologist who will help you monitor your health and the whole process of recovery.
Contraindications to birch fungus
Contraindications to the use of chaga are chronic dysentery and chronic colitis. During treatment, it is strictly forbidden to use penicillin, which acts as a chagi antagonist, and also inject glucose intravenously. It is recommended to follow the vegetable-milk diet, completely eliminating sausages, canned food, smoked products, spicy seasonings, meat products, alcoholic beverages and smoking. Animal fats can be consumed, but only in limited quantities.
Drugs based on chaga are contraindicated to people suffering from an individual intolerance to this product. With continuous and prolonged reception of chaga, in some patients there may be increased nervous system excitability, during which mood swings and fluctuations in blood pressure are often observed. In some cases, a person may have a heart attack. Such symptoms usually pass on their own after the complete cessation of chaga intake.