Chaga Tincture | Inonotus obliquus

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Chaga Tincture

£15.00 100ml           

Chaga Tincture (Inonotus obliquus)

Tincture made from Inonotus obliquus also known as Chaga. This is a double extraction, where a 60oC  decoction is prepared and then used as the water fraction in alcohol extraction. This ensures the the full range of desired compounds are extracted and preserved.

Ionotus obliquus, water, ethanol (25%)

Consuming chaga could cause hypoglycemia, or a drop in blood sugar. Chaga may also interfere with blood clotting. Therefore, those with bleeding disorders should avoid it, and anyone taking blood thinning medication should use it with caution. Do not use within two weeks of surgery.

Inonotus Obliquus

Common name: Chaga

Family: Polyporaceae

Part used: Fungal fruiting body

Habitat and Description: Chaga grows wild in the UK, Europe and Russia on several different trees including spruce, alder and birch. It appears as a black growth or conk on the tree and can resemble burnt charcoal, however it has a more orangey colour on the inside.

Constituents: Triterpenoids betulin and betulinic acid, polysaccharides, sterols, antioxidants, tannins, triterpenes.

Actions: Antiviral, antimicrobial, anticancer, antitumour, antioxidant, immunostimulant, hypoglycemic

Traditional and current uses:

Chaga is renowned across several countries for its medicinal properties, and was approved for public use against cancer in Moscow in 1955.

  • The polysaccharide content make chaga an effective support for the immune system in fighting infections.
  • The polysaccharide and teriterpenoid content support its use in Poland and Russia as an anticancer treatment.
  • Betulinic acid has been shown to promote apoptosis in mitochondrial cells.
  • It can help regulate blood glucose levels and improve insulin resistance.
  • Has been shown to treat psoriasis after 9-12 weeks of treatment.
  • Acts as a potent antiviral and is effective a variety of viral infections.
  • Aids in treating gastrointestinal microbial infections.
  • The antioxidant content make Chaga effective in fighting against oxidative stress in the body.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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