The Chaga mushroom was completely unknown in the western world, until Russian author and later Nobel laureate, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn introduced it to the world in his novel Cancer Ward, whose protagonist is cured of cancer with the help of medicinal Chaga mushrooms. Cancer Ward is thought to be autobiographical, as Solzhenitsyn suffered from cancer himself.
Besides cancer, in folk medicine Chaga mushroom has been used in the treatment of various stomach problems, tuberculosis, hypertension, viral infections, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Recently it has attracted attention as a potential therapy for HIV infection.
Daniel Vitalis has a couple great videos on the medicinal Chaga mushroom....
"Inonotus Obliquus, the "Clinker" polypore... better known as Chaga is by far my most favorite of the medicinal fungi. You could call it a Totem for me. For years I have been harvesting this prized medicinal mushroom from the Wilds, and now I will show you how you can too!"
Daniel brings home his finds from the first video to create a decoction with the wild chaga mushroom in preparation for making a amazing bodybuilding elixir!
Another one of the health benefits and healing properties of these medicinal mushrooms.