Welcome to the joy's of this week's featured superfood, the medicinal mushroom know as chaga, a.k.a "king of the mushrooms". Chaga is a staple feature in my kitchen, so much so that I brew up a tonic drink every single morning to keep my immune system strong and healthy, and I would hate for you all to not know about this bad boy!
Long studied for it's healing properties, and commonly used in Chinese and Ayurvedic (the most ancient of healing systems) medicine, chaga is absolutely loaded with anti-oxidants and scores super high on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) count, which basically means it has a PHENOMENAL capacity to eliminate free radicals in the body. Free radicals are those naughty, opportunistic little things that create premature ageing and ill health if left unchecked, basically the scavengers of our system!
Chaga has potential anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-tumour, anti-malarial, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-cancer properties** (phew!) and is a true powerhouse of a plant. It also promotes the regeneration of healthy skin cells, acting as a natural UV sunscreen without the chemicals - so all in all it's a win-win true superfood.
Hang on though...there's more!!! You may not know this, I didn't, but its also been proven to be great for soothing and calming eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and impetigo and periodontitis. I would add there though that you should definitely look at giving up dairy if you suffer with these.
Flipping heck - you need this in your life right? Chaga, the King Of Mushrooms, a rightly earned title.
**please consult your GP or naturopath before stopping any other forms of treatment
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