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About Chaga

Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus)

Traditional use

Chaga has been used for centuries as traditional medicine and in rituals for people around the world, such as Woodland Cree in North America, Ostyaks in West Siberia and Ainu people in Hokkaido island, as well as others in northern China and Korea.

We are now rediscovering those wonderful benefits.


  • Chaga is useful in the treatment of gastritis, gastrointestinal problems and stomac ulcers, thanks to betulinic acid and phytosterols.
  • Chaga is chock-full of several antioxidants. It also contains:
  • Polyphenols, useful in the prevention of degenerative disease.
  • Superoxide dismutases, which are naturally present in our body but are known to decrease with age. SOD protects our body against the destructive effects of uncontrolled oxidation and free radicals.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties are linked to antioxidants and immune supporting properties.
  • Chaga has a positive effect on inflammation such as arthritis and degenerative arthritis.
  • Sclerotium, the black outside layer of the Chaga, contains a massive amount of melanin, giving a very high level of antioxidants.
  • Strong anti-aging properties

    Antioxidants are a powerful anti-aging tool. They help your skin and hair look and feel better, help your organs to stay healthier.

    Great for the immune system

    The Beta-D-Glucans help to regulate and normalize an overactive immune system, which may cause allergies and many auto-immune diseases as lupus and psoriasis.

    Medicine made from betulinic acid present in the Chaga of birch trees are currently being researched for their anti-HIV properties.

    Lowers cholesterol

    Chaga polysaccharides ß-glucans have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. By normalizing those levels they contribute to lowering high blood pressure and promoting a healthy cardio-vascular system with less plaque and stronger arteries.

    Helps cancer treatment

    Chaga is effective in supporting standard cancer treatments such as chemo-therapy. It helps compensate the devastating side effect these treatments can have such as nausea, insomnia, poor appetite, fatigue, etc. It helps to prevent metastasis. Chaga can significantly contribute to the quality of life during and after treatment.

    Chaga also has an anti-cancer and anti-tumoral potential, in particular during the early stages of cancer due to betulinic acid and phytosterols.

    For more info go to MedLib website at

    Other uses

  • Chaga can also be smoked in powder or used as incense in rituals and ceremonies.
  • Chaga is a great coffee substitute, with no stimulant effect.
  • Chaga can also be used in smoothies, salsa or other culinary preparations.
  • Sustainable harvest

    Our harvest is from white birch of the Laurentides. Chaga of birch trees is of superior-quality over other leaf trees.

    Our Chaga is harvested in respect for the environment. Only Chaga of mature trees is collected, and only Chaga from 5 years and more is taken. A piece of the mycélium is always left on the tree, and the young Chaga is left so it can reach maturity.

    « Chaga is a perfect creator of homeostasis, and is an adaptogen and prophylactic product »



  • Adaptogen action which helps prevent modern life diseases due to our environment and lifestyle.
  • regulates your immune system.
  • provides a large amount of antioxidants.
  • refreshes and rehydrates body and cells.
  • anti-aging agent.
  • removes tiredness.
  • increases work capacity.
  • regulates nervous system.
  • regulates arterial blood pressure.
  • reduces arthritic pain.
  • reduce intestinal gas.
  • reduces arthritic pain.
  • good sources of superoxide dismutases, phytosterols, polyphenols, melanin and chitin.
  • Chaga inspires the body to heal itself while keeping the body’s chemical and hormonal balance.
  • Nutrition Facts

    All these percentages may vary.

  • Proteins 2.5 %
  • Lipids 2.5 %
  • Carbohydrates 72 %
  • Lignin 32.5 %
  • Beta-glucans 12 %
  • Ergosterol 35.5 mg
  • Beta-glucans 12 %
  • K (Potasium) 2.98 %
  • Na (Sodium) 0.02 %
  • Ca (Calcium) 0.06 %
  • Mn (Manganèse) traces
  • Energy Contribution

    3.5 oz of 100 % pure wild raw Chaga gives 159.5 kcal


    No known contra-indication even if pregnant or breastfeeding.

    In case of pre-existing conditions, we advise you to consult a health professional.

    Do not use Chaga with immune suppressing medications such as cyclosporin or any other medications used after a transplant, due to Chaga’s strong immune system enhancing properties.


    The content found on this website is for informational purposes only, and is in no way intended as medical advice, as a substitute for medical counseling, or as a treatment/cure for any disease or health condition. And neither should it be construed as such, because that would be illegal.

    Always work with a qualified health professional before making any changes to your diet, supplement use, prescription drug use, lifestyle, or exercise activities. Please understand that you assume all risks from the use, non-use, or misuse of this information; thank you.

    Chaga is a gift from Mother Nature. A treasure of health for everyone.

    « Chaga will connect you to Life’s roots. We are Nature and as long as we take care of Her, Nature will provide us the elements we need to repair our body and give us longevity. »

    Gratien Richard

    Chagaman.JOT 2VO Montcalm.
    Laurentides,Québec, Canada