Chaga Mushroom Products
Here you will find all Indigo Herbs Chaga Mushroom Products consisting of our Estonian Wild Crafted Chaga Mushroom and Chaga Tincture and our perfectly refined Chaga Extract Powder. This Chaga produce comes from deep within the Estonian wilderness and is hand picked by experienced and conscientious fungus experts. Our Chaga sources always make sure that only the very best examples of the Chaga mushroom are harvested. The edible Chaga Mushroom is thought to be the most powerful antioxidant food in the world.
The historical use of this fungus is thought to have originated in Siberia where the indigenous Shamans of the area gave it the title of 'King of Mushrooms'. With evidence dating back to the 16th century and beyond, the people of Russia and parts of Eastern Europe have utilised Chaga for varying applications ranging from fuel, drums and of course for medicinal purposes. There are also indications that Chaga could have been used as far as China hundreds of years ago.
Chaga belongs to the Hymenochaetaceae family of fungi and grows mostly on Birch trees. It loves to spawn in colder more temperate climates where the Birch is exposed to harsh weather conditions. It is thought that the Chaga spores form a symbiotic relationship with the Birch making sure both species are advanced in growth through this bond. The Chaga mushroom grows high up on the Birch tree, and is harvested in spring and summer. The mushroom absorbs the nutrients and compounds from the tree and makes it more available to humans. Chaga lives in a symbiotic relationship with the birch tree.