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Chag Chag and its beneficial properties are known to people since the beginning of the XVI century. In the people it is also called black, tinder, or birch. He refers to the family Trutovikov. Often, the fungus grows on the trunk of a birch, but it can also be seen on alder, mountain ash, beech and elm. From other species, chaga has its own healing properties. Due to this, birch bark is often used to treat many diseases.
Feature of Chaga mushroom
Trutovik grows on the damaged sections of the trunk. In diameter it can grow up to 40 centimeters, and in thickness - 15 centimeters. The weight of an adult build-up reaches 5 kg. Its inner part is a dark brown shade with fine light veins. Propagates by means of spores that are under the bark of a tree. The young outgrowth has a light color, but over time it acquires a black shade.
Birch mushroom chaga is used to better assimilate vitamins and medicines.
Black fungus belongs to slow-growing parasites. To make it of medium size, it will take about 10 years. Often, the tree on which the tinder has settled dies.
Useful properties of chaga fungi:
- has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal properties;
- lowers arterial pressure;
- removes pain;
- improves metabolism;
- restores the work of the digestive tract;
- clears the body of toxins;
- positively affects the nervous system;
- lowers blood sugar;
- normalizes sleep;
- slows the development of cancer cells.
Also, the birch tree has a beneficial effect on the kidneys and liver. It has a diuretic effect and helps the quick healing of cuts. In addition, it is taken with ulcers and gastritis of varying degrees.
Birch mushroom chaga is rich in resins, wine, formic, acetic acid. Thanks to such microelements, infusion from the tinder helps to normalize the acid-base balance of the body. It also includes such chemical elements as zinc, magnesium, potassium, nickel. In addition, the fungus has a large amount of melanin, phytoncide, flavonide.
How to prepare and who can use it?
Birch can be harvested in any period of the year, but it is best to carry out such a procedure in the spring or autumn. At this time, the fungus most of all contains useful substances. Cut the build-up follows only with a living birch. Before separating from the trunk, you should check its structure. A birch bark with a light flesh will be useful.
For billet it is necessary to use that mushroom which does not crumble.
Cut the build-up with a sharp knife. Since the pulp quickly becomes firm, it is recommended to immediately chop it into the right parts and dry it. Do it better with the help of an electrical appliance at a temperature of no higher than 50 ° C.
Decoction of mushroom chaga take at:
- oncology of different degree;
- pathologies of the liver;
- nephritis and pyelonephritis;
- damage to the gastric mucosa;
- skin diseases;
The greatest number of useful properties in the birch fungus of the chaga is found in the growth, which is not less than 10 years. Less useful is a birch bark, taken from a dry tree. Do not use a tinder growing in the bottom of the trunk. It is best to shoot the one that will be as high as possible.
Despite all the useful properties of birch mushroom chaga, it is not recommended for people with chronic colitis, dysentery. Also, one should refrain from using infusions to patients who take antibiotics and glucose.
How correctly to apply a birch mushroom?
There are many ways to brew birch bark. Often, people simply crush the build-up and pour cold water. Unfortunately, this method will not allow the mushroom to fully open and give away all its trace elements. Such a mixture will be effective only for the prevention of diseases.
Infusion on vodka
This method is effective in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Also, the infusion is used to treat insomnia.
- 100 grams of chopped mushroom;
- 2 cups of vodka.
In a 1 liter jar put all the ingredients and leave in a dark place for 14 days. Every 2-3 days, shake well. After two weeks, you can begin treatment. A teaspoonful of liquid is combined with 30 ml of warm water.
The received product should be taken three times a day for 20-30 minutes before meals. The course of treatment is 14 days. Then take a break for two weeks. After rest, you need to re-run the course.
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For cooking, you need 50 grams of dried out growth and, liter of clean, warm water. Put the ingredients in a ceramic dish, mix well. The mixture is insisted for 48 hours at an air temperature of 200 C to 250 C. At the end of the time, infuse the filter, and press the cake well.
The liquid should be added with the same amount of water. It should turn out, liter of the finished product.
Take one glass for half an hour before meals. The course of treatment lasts for three months. Every month, take a break for 14 days.
Before each intake, the infusion should be shaken.
Infusion with oncology
In order to stop the development of cancer cells, not only infusions from the fungus, but also inhalations are used. The second method is often used for neoplasms in the larynx.
For preparation it is necessary:
- handful of birch bark;
- 500 ml of boiling water;
Remove the mushroom, place in a container and add water. Leave this for 10 minutes. Then bend over the vessel, and from above, cover yourself with a bath towel or blanket. Breathe in pairs for 5 minutes.
The procedure should be repeated twice a day for 3 months. At the end of every 30 days, take a break for 2 weeks. More effective and faster will be treatment, if in parallel with inhalations, the patient will drink the infusion from the fungus. With combined therapy, the remedy should be taken inside every day, and breathe in pairs once every two days.
Following the recommendations, you can get rid of diseases of the stomach, liver and other organs in a short time. But before you start treatment, you should consult a doctor.