Adaptogen Profile: What is Chaga Mushroom?
Chaga mushrooms are fungi naturally found on the outside of birch trees in cold climates. This includes Northern Europe, Siberia, Russia, Korea, Northern Canada and Alaska. As far back as the 16th century, botanical artisans began steeping chaga for therapeutic purposes. With a taste similar to coffee and the highest antioxidant potency of any superfood, the mushrooms were traditionally used in Russian folk medicine to promote immunity and overall wellness. It was also brewed during World War II as a replacement for coffee when there were strict rations. The mushrooms help to fight fatigue and reduce inflammation, bringing your body back to its natural, healthy state. Also great for anxiety, they produce a calming effect due to their adaptogenic qualities that help keep the body’s stress response at its best.