Chaga is a fungus in the family Hymenochaetaceae. It produces a woody growth, called a conk and can be found growing in the more northern parts of Europe, Asia, as well as in Canada and in the more north-eastern areas of the United States all the way up to the North Pole, thriving in arctic conditions. It is parasitic on birch and other trees.
Chaga is an adaptogen, so it is perfect for easing anxiety, nervousness, and stress. Chaga is an antioxidant powerhouse. It has been shown to support the immune system, is anti-viral and reduces inflammation and is a great immunity booster.
This mushroom can be used for many different things, but it is mostly used for tea and in supplemental extracts, pills, and powders.