infected places tinder eventually appear black growths that have a bumpy surface with shallow cracks.Gradually build-up increases.Polypore form stipulates the nature damage tree bark.The most common forms of fungi found in the form of nodules thickness of 10-15 centimeters in thickness and 30-40 cm in length.The outlines of irregular growths.The ball-shaped growths are usually produced in places felled branches.
often growths on the trunks of birch leaves on a solid surface remains of their bark.In the context of the fungus can see three layers.The first layer of the surface is black, solid to the touch, its thickness is about 1-2mm.The second layer is an average, is brown-brown shade, dense.The third inner layer, has a yellowish or brownish color, loose structure.The inner layer extends deep into the wood in the form of rotten wood.
Appearance birch fungus differs from typical of bracket fungi.Chaga does not form fruiting bodies that grow on dead trees or stumps.It also lacks a tubular layer which is
chemical composition of birch fungus
The chaga contains chromogens that are biologically active substances and readily soluble in water.Also in the birch fungus contains various metal oxides, pterins, acid from the organic structure of sterols - inotodiol, ergostreol, lanosterol.
In modern medicine, this type of fungus is used to treat gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, malignant tumors.There is a positive trend in the treatment of gastric cancer, as well as other organs.Such treatment is applied, if not given possible surgery.
Since ancient times, people knew that Chaga has anti-tumor properties.
Even in the 17th century there are references about the beneficial properties of birch fungus.But the fungus is not always used as a drug.The peoples of the Far North and Siberia Chaga is a drink, something like a substitute for black tea."Tea" brewed using this plant, restores strength, invigorates, stimulates the appetite in humans.
infusion of fungus is a kind of drug.At therapeutic procedures using infusion, insist on vegetable-dairy diet.This drug infusion categorically contraindicated when combined with drugs pinitsilinovoy groups and with injections of glucose.
For an infusion of fungus, it should be pre-soaked in boiling water for 5 hours, it is necessary to ensure that the birch fungus was completely submerged.Then chop mushroom, rubbed on a grater or passing it through a meat grinder.Then heat the five parts of water in which to soak Chaga was up to 50 degrees Celsius.This mixture insist 3 days, then drain and squeeze mushroom.The resulting liquid, dilute with boiled water to the original volume.This fluid should be stored no more than 3-4 days.
infusion of fungus used in the tumors, and the need to consume at least 3 cups a day, after the infusion of dividing into equal parts.It is important to remember that there are contraindications with certain diseases, so welcome infusion of fungus is desirable to limit.In diseases that keep water in the body, it should be only the infusion, other liquid to drink is not desirable.
Currently chaga not often found in drugstores, but now the industrial production of birch fungus, which offers a tool called befungin.This medication relieves pain and also tones the body.
Befungin indicated for use in gastric ulcer, various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as used as a symptomatic treatment for some cancers.Before applying Befungin be shaken and diluted in boiled water in proportion: 3 hours. L 150ml.water.Take inside of 1 tablespoon 30 minutes before meals, three times a day.Take the tool for 7-10 days.
collection and storage
To save all the healing properties of birch fungus, is required to comply with certain rules when it is harvested.Special principle does not matter what time of the year to collect chaga.Some experts recommend to harvest chaga, when the tree is not leaves.In this period of the fungus readily visible.
Birch fungus is separated from the trunk with an ax, and then loose the inner part should be thrown out, as well as get rid of the bark and wood on it.After that, dry chaga at a temperature not higher than 60 degrees Celsius, pre-chopped it into small pieces.
After drying, the fungus becomes dense and takes on an undefined shape with numerous cracks.The top layer of dark fungus and the inner dark brown with a pattern of fine dark streaks.It has a bitter taste, and odorless.
fungus Shelf life is not more than 2 years since the fungus begins to mold quickly enough.