Chaga (lat. Inonotus obliquus) – is a timber fungus. It grows on a birch tree and is considered a parasite, because since it appears the tree dies. The useful properties of chaga help with reducing inflammation, strengthen immunity and fight viruses. Chaga has anti-tumor effect and is able to help treat and prevent certain forms of cancer. Tea, infusions, decoctions, rubbing, ointments and creams can be made from it. Inflammation is the cause of rheumatoid arthritis, and the chaga fungus helps to reduce inflammation. Chaga fungus is beneficial for people with diabetes as it helps to control blood sugar and lowers insulin levels. Antioxidants in its content reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol in the body and prevent the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels, that might lead to heart attack and stroke. Chaga helps to normalize blood pressure and prevents cardiovascular disease. The fungus regulates blood pressure levels. Chaga fungus is able to support mental function and memory by restoring acetylcholine levels. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is associated with learning and memory functions in the brain. Chaga birch fungus is involved in the production of useful digestive enzymes that support the digestive system. Chaga contains powerful antioxidants that slow aging down. Chaga fungus extract improves the immune system by stimulating the production of cytokines. They help the immune system fight off viruses and other infectious agents. Chaga can prevent and slow down the growth of cancer - due to its antioxidants. It possesses hemostatic properties. It has anti-inflammatory, diuretic and choleretic action effect. Chaga reduces perspiration. It promotes the attenuation of exacerbation of chronic diseases and increasing of the general immune status. Method of use: take 1 glass of chopped mushroom, pour it with 5 glasses of warm boiled water, leave for 1 day, drain and squeeze the rest through cheesecloth. Take the infusion of 0.5 cups 30 minutes before meals, 6 times a day. You can store it for no more than three days. Composition: organic acids, phenol, resins, sterols, iron, cobalt, nickel, magnesium and others. Contraindications: individual intolerance, children up to 12 years old. Shelf life: 24 months at a relative humidity of not more than 70%.