The Hidden Gem of the Forest – The Medicinal Chaga Mushroom

Chaga mushroom

The goodness of technological progress and modern urban living is irrefutable. However, it is also indisputable that it is taxing on our health. Large amounts of food are processed with artificial flavorings to fight food insecurity.  The chemicals used are toxic, but companies keep them at levels sustainable by the body rather than eliminating them. Long-term consumption leads to the accumulation of toxins. This process result is harmful, at times even terminal. Emphasis is on food products nurtured by nature, with zero sugar, additives, and artificial flavorings. Out of this desire, Birch Moon Wellness Co. was established. The company aims to improve the human lifestyle by offering wellness teas.  

Nurtured by Nature

The Chaga mushroom grows on birch trees in the northern climates like Russia, China, and North America.The mushroom is biologically a parasite which eventually poisons the tree to death. This property enables this mushroom to acquire all of the birch trees’ nutrients and benefits. One of the highest-quality Chaga is the Siberian due to the region’s biodiversity with rich wild birch tree forests. This plant harvest is rich in its peak and nutrients in the fall. Research has shown that the chaga mushroom is a nutrient-dense superfood packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. As a result, the Chaga mushroom embodies a wealth of healing properties and disease prevention abilities that have spanned the test of time.

From Tree to Tea

One of the most popular ways of consuming Chaga over centuries is tea. The mushroom is available as chunks or powder. The pack manufactured by Birch Moon Wellness Co. comes caffeine-free with a rich dose of antioxidants. Additionally, there are no artificial or natural flavorings with every blend of Chaga tea. Harvesting of the mushroom is done with cognizance of both human and the planet’s health. With just hot water and finely grounded Chaga, you get Chaga tea with a hint of vanilla aroma.

Healing benefits of the Birch Tree Chaga

Digestion Aid

The Siberian Digestif Tea is a blend that is a natural detox, digestive aid, and helps boost the metabolism. The infusion of the caffeine-free pack is with herbs, leaves, and berries that stand out for their digestive prowess. The ingredients include wild strawberry leaves, Oregon herbs, corn silk, and senna leaves. 

Relaxation and Sleep

The blend dubbed Sweet ZZZ contains chamomile, lemon balm grass, Kuril, and thyme. These ingredients are traditionally notorious for their super comforting abilities. Specifically, the blend helps relieve stress and relax stiff muscles and cramps. Being an adaptogen, Chaga enhances the natural response-ability to physical, mental, and emotional stresses.

Anti-oxidation Potency

The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) for Chaga tops the rank over acai and goji berries. The outward part of Chaga, sclerotium, contains melanin pigment that has high anti-oxidation levels. The resultant effect of ingestion of this component with Chaga is anti-oxidation. Antioxidation protects cells from damage caused during metabolism. 

Natural Immune Booster

Research reveals that Chaga may regulate the production of the immune system’s chemical messengers – the cytokines. Additionally, richness in nutrients like amino acids, fiber, Vitamin D, and B complex contributes to Chaga’s immune-boosting properties. These components help counter diseases.


Chaga has anti-inflammatory properties that support and protect a healthy digestive system. This attribute springs from the wealth of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals infused in it. These nutrients also help improve liver function and support more nutrients absorption.

Cardiovascular Health

Chaga mushrooms contain antioxidants that reduce bad cholesterol, which is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular complications. The antioxidants additionally serve to regulate blood pressure. This property supports cardiovascular health.

Preventing and Fighting Cancer

Antioxidants prevent cell damage caused by free radicals or oxidants that result from metabolism chemically. Oxidative stress is a potential cancer cause as well as a host of other health problems. Chaga mushrooms are rich in antioxidants. Consequently, they may prevent cancer or even slow its growth.


Living with intention should be a personal burden for everyone. In an era of diseases with unclear sources, it is only fair that healthy, holistic, and sustainable living be the priority. Research proves that a healthy lifestyle is healthy living. The reality of the term “you are what you eat” is significant now more than ever before. The paradox is that even the medicines prescribed by doctors also have side effects that are diseases. The diseases that we suffer from currently are arguably our creation. The quest for technological solutions to human problems has come at the expense of human health. Life expectancy is progressively tending towards the lower spectrum. The use of natural products in preventing and treating human diseases must thus be explored extensively.