For centuries people in Eastern Europe have been drinking chaga tea for its many health benefits. Chaga tea is made from the chaga mushroom, which typically grows on the trunks of birch trees in the Northern Hemisphere.
1. It’s packed with antioxidants
With chaga tea, you can sip happily knowing one cup of the hot drink is full of antioxidants that do your body good. Chaga mushrooms are packed with adaptogenic properties, antioxidants, and nutrients that can improve your overall wellness and increase longevity.
2. Chaga tea may aid in cancer treatment and prevention
In many cultures, it’s believed that chaga can help prevent and aid in cancer treatment. In Norway, chaga mushrooms are even called ‘kreftkjuke’ which translates to ‘cancer fungus'.
3. It supports the immune system
Several in-vitro studies have also shown the extracts from chaga mushroom can help regulate the immune system and the body’s ability to fight off illness and allergies.
4. Chaga can help with stomach ulcers
If you deal with painful sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach, consider adding chaga tea to your rotation—after checking with your primary care doctor, of course.
5. It’s anti-inflammatory
Many studies have also shown that metabolites from chaga mushroom extract interact with cells to suppress their inflammatory responses in both in vitro and mouse studies. However, these studies use a highly concentrated chaga mushroom extract—not chaga tea in particular, and these claims haven’t yet been tested on humans.