Therapeutic properties, contraindications and recipes for using birch flax

Our ancestors for centuries tested the effectiveness of treatment of various diseases by folk methods. On the basis of wood fungus, there are many recipes that effectively fight with various ailments. But it must be remembered that independent procedures can not replace a full-fledged medical therapy and are an auxiliary means of treatment.

  • What is Chaga
  • chemical composition
  • Useful properties
  • Medicines
  • Befungin
  • Syrup "Chaga»
  • Chagovit
  • Cream-balsam "Chaga»
  • Pets drugs
  • Broth
  • Infusion
  • alcohol tincture
  • extract
  • Oil
  • oil emulsion
  • tea Recipes for
  • In case of diabetes
  • For weight loss
  • For digestive problems
  • For upper respiratory tract infections
  • For wet cough
  • For dry cough
  • With cardiovascular diseases
  • With cardiovascular diseases
  • With atherosclerosis
  • With atherosclerosis
  • With skin diseases
  • With gynecological problems
  • With urological problems
  • With oncology
  • Procurement and storage
  • Harm and contraindications

What is chaga

Chaga is a species of wood tinder, which grows on trees such as mountain ash, aspen, alder, however, birch black fungus is known for its medicinal properties. Chaga appears from the spores, which penetrate into damaged areas of wood, affect it and grow to large sizes - the weight of such a fungus can reach 3 kilograms.

Sprouted on the body of the tree, they feed on those useful substances that are contained in the birch tree. That is why the fungus, saturated with microelements and active ingredients, has a beneficial effect on the human body.

There are 2 varieties of wood chaga: birch and larch. The first grows in all forests where birches grow: in Russia, North Carolina, in the north of the USA and Korea. The second one is found in the northeast of Russia, in the Far Eastern and Siberian forests. Chaga, growing in different habitats, can differ in color and shape.

The birch mushroom is similar to a large rough outgrowth of black color. The body of the fungus is covered with many cracks, yellow veins can appear from below.

The larch larch takes root on the fir, the Siberian cedar and looks like a hoof. The fungus has a rough surface and numerous cracks on the body.

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Chemical composition

As a result of the struggle between wood and fungus, biologically active substances are concentrated in it - the so-called biogenic stimulators. The popularity of birch chaga, known for its medicinal properties, in folk medicine is due to its chemical composition. The birch mushroom contains the following components:

  • flavonoids;
  • a significant amount of microelements: calcium, iron, aluminum, nickel, silver, zinc, copper, potassium, silicon and others;
  • phytoncides;
  • cellulose;
  • polysaccharides;
  • melanin;
  • resins;
  • mineral substances;
  • tanning agents;
  • glucose;
  • free phenols;
  • organic acids;
  • chugging humic acid;
  • lignin.
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Useful properties of

Despite the fact that this fungus is a parasite and has a destructive effect on the tree, the juices of which it feeds, chaga can improve a person's condition:

  • slows the growth of cancer cells;
  • various acids( oxalic, formic, acetic), fiber and polysaccharides stimulate appetite and relieve pain;
  • lowers cholesterol in the blood;
  • improves immunity;
  • regulates the cardiovascular system;
  • stimulates the metabolism in the body;
  • regulates blood pressure;
  • lowers blood sugar levels.

Chaga has the following healing properties:

  • anti-inflammatory and hemostatic;
  • wound healing;
  • is a diuretic;
  • is an antimicrobial agent.
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Medical preparations

Despite the fact that chaga is actively used in folk medicine, there are official medical preparations made on the basis of this raw material. They are authorized by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and are issued without a doctor's prescription. Before starting treatment with the drug, you need to read the contraindications and always consult with your doctor.

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A medicinal extract obtained from the fungal formations of a birch fungus. In addition to chaga, the composition of this drug includes salts of cobalt. Therapeutic properties of the medicine:

  • relieves pain;
  • tones up;
  • regulates digestion.
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Indications for use:

  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract( chronic gastritis, stomach ulcer, polyposis of the stomach and intestines);
  • prophylaxis of the appearance of malignant tumors( reduces the risk of cancer);
  • improvement of the body's protective functions, strengthening after operations and serious diseases.

Contraindications: is allergic to components of the preparation;Propolis in the composition of the drug Befungin Extra can cause an allergic reaction;severe liver disease.

Side effects: prolonged use of the drug( more than a year) can cause an allergic reaction( itching, rash, redness of the skin);abdominal pain;disruption of the gastrointestinal tract( diarrhea, constipation, nausea).

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Syrup "Chaga"

BAD, created on the basis of chaga. The composition of the biologically active additive includes useful micro- and macroelements, biologically active substances, acids, polysaccharides, humic-like chag acid and so on.

Therapeutic properties:

  • has a beneficial effect on the metabolic processes of the body;
  • improves the patient's condition;
  • has a positive effect on the cardiovascular and nervous system;
  • regulates the work of the gastrointestinal tract.

Indications for use:

  • prophylaxis of diseases of the cardiovascular system;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract( chronic gastritis).

Contraindications: diabetes;allergy to the components that make up the drug.

Side effects of were not detected.

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Biologically active additive to food.

Therapeutic properties:

  • tonic;
  • adaptogenic;
  • antiseptic;
  • immunostimulating;
  • is an analgesic;
  • regulates metabolism;
  • has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems;
  • contains vitamins: C, B1, B2, B6.Indications for use:
    • prevention of oncological diseases;
    • chronic fatigue syndrome;
    • lack of vitamins;
    • is an adjuvant for the treatment of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and pulmonary diseases;
    • is a restoring agent that regulates the protective functions of the body( shown to people who have had severe illnesses).

    Contraindications : Do not use the drug during antibiotic treatment;It is necessary to exclude the use of glucose during the course of treatment with Chyghovit.

    Side effects of were not detected.

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    Cream-balm "Chaga"

    A preparation consisting of plant components: beeswax, sea buckthorn oil, chaga extract, cedar oil, rose hips extract, ginseng, St. John's wort, sabelnik, juniper.

    Therapeutic properties:

    • relieves pain and spasm;
    • regulates metabolism;
    • improves blood circulation;
    • removes toxins and salt deposits accumulated in the joints;
    • is an anti-inflammatory;
    • antibacterial.

    Indications for use:

    • treatment and prevention of joint diseases( arthritis, osteochondrosis, radiculitis, gout);
    • Neuralgia and myositis.

    Contraindications: is allergic to the components of the preparation.

    No side effects of were detected.

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    Home preparations

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    Decoctions based on birch chaga can be used as a prophylaxis for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, bronchitis and cough, skin rashes and oncology, this fungus inhibits the appearance of cancer cells, removes toxins and toxins. However, one should not rely on the healing properties of chaga and neglect stationary treatment. Birch fungus has only a therapeutic effect, and is not a panacea.

    To keep all the useful properties in Chaga, it is important to know how to properly brew it. One of the most common and simple ways to use birch chaga is a decoction.

    In order to improve the protective functions of the body, a decoction of chaga, kalina and aloe is often used. Leaves of aloe must be kept in the refrigerator for 7 days. Then they must be crushed thoroughly and passed through gauze. Add 0.5 liters of honey to the juice. Then 2 tablespoons of viburnum soak in boiled water( 1 liter) and for 30 minutes, insist on a water bath. The resulting broth cool.250 grams of birch chaga finely chop and pour hot water, then insist on a water bath for 30 minutes.

    Pour all the broths into one container, mix and close with a dense lid. Insist the formulation at room temperature for 7 days. After the time has expired, foam appears on the surface of the product. The broth should be stirred and passed through a strainer. The medicine should be consumed 5 grams 3 times daily before meals.

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    Pre-soak the mushroom in water for 5 hours. Soak the mushroom to a mushy state and pour hot water in a proportion of 1: 5.Keep the mixture in a dark place for 2 days. Infuse the strainer through a strainer, squeeze the mushrooms. Before use, the infusion should be diluted with drinking water. Take the drug 3 times a day.

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    Alcohol tincture

    Alcohol tincture is popular in the treatment of oncological diseases. This tool will help relieve pain during exacerbation of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, regulates the acid-alkaline environment of the stomach and the work of the intestine.

    50 grams of birch chaga insist in 300-400 milliliters of vodka. Drink should be placed in a dark cool room and insist for 3 weeks. The finished solution is passed through the gauze. Drink tincture of 5 grams 3 times a day before eating.

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    To prepare the emulsion, take fresh or home-dried mushroom and chop it finely.2 teaspoons of chopped chaga soak in 150 milliliters of drinking water and let it brew for 48 hours. The resulting solution is passed through gauze. Drink a solution of 5 grams 10 minutes before eating. The drink is used to improve blood circulation.

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    oil Self-prepared oil based on birch chaga extract helps to cope with sinusitis and superficial forms of cancers.

    In 20 grams of olive oil add 5 grams of chaga infusion. Dissolve the solution in a dark cool place for 1 day. Oil is used for muscle and joint pain. That the agent has acted enough to grease the amazed site of a skin.

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    Oil emulsion

    Mix in glass container 40 milliliters of unrefined sunflower oil with 30 milliliters of alcohol tincture from chaga. The mixture should be closed tightly, shaken and drunk with a volley. The remedy should be applied 3 times a day for 20 minutes before a meal. Drink the means necessary course - for 10 days.

    Oily emulsion is an adjuvant for the treatment of lung, breast, duodenal and stomach cancer.

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    Chay-based tea should be consumed under the supervision of a physician. In it, the concentration of nutrients is less than in infusion or decoction. The effectiveness of tea depends on the way of brewing and freshness of mushrooms.

    To keep the birch chaga its useful properties, it is recommended that it be finely chopped and brewed in a thermos. To do this, 100 grams of mushrooms should be scalded with boiling water( 300 milliliters).The infusion should be brewed for 12 hours.

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    Recipes for application of

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    With diabetes

    Birch chaga regulates the sugar content in the blood.

    Put small pieces of chaga into a ceramic cup and soak in boiled water( +50 degrees).Leave to stand for 6 hours. Then the soaked chaga should be ground, and the water heated to +50 degrees. Put the mushroom mixture in warm water, wrap it well and put it in a dark place for 2 days. After the broth should be filtered, and the mushroom mixture carefully wring out. The broth can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 days. Drink apply for 1 glass 3 times a day for half an hour before meals. The course must be completed within 4 weeks.

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    To lose weight

    20 grams of birch chaga pour 250 milliliters of water with a temperature of +50 degrees. Add 2 teaspoons of honey to the mixture. Then add a small ball of propolis to the infusion. Apply the drink in the morning on an empty stomach. Treatment should be combined with a plant diet.

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    For digestive problems

    The healing properties of birch chaga have a beneficial effect on the work of the gastrointestinal tract.

    With excessive accumulation of gases in the intestine, it is recommended to take the following broth: grind 5 grams of birch chaga and pour 1 liter of boiling water. Put the solution on a slow fire and press for 10 minutes. You can not allow boiling of broth. The medicine is used for 1 teaspoonful 3 times a day before meals. The course of treatment is 10 days.

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    With diseases of the upper respiratory tract

    Active components of the medicinal fungus actively help in the fight against various types of cough.

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    With a wet cough

    Use an infusion of birch chaga( see the recipe in the section "In Diabetes").The broth should be used 5 grams 3 times a day for half an hour before meals. The course of treatment should be conducted within 5 days.

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    With dry cough

    Mix 2 kinds of infusion: from marsh ledum and birch mushroom. Stir the solution thoroughly. Use 1 tablespoon of the medicine for half an hour before eating 3 times a day. The course of treatment is a week.

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    With diseases of the cardiovascular system

    Useful substances in the birch chaga regulate the work of the cardiovascular system.

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    With arrhythmia

    Add 100 milliliters of birch chaga broth to 250 milliliters of honey and 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. The mixture should be consumed 5 grams 3 times daily before meals.

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    For atherosclerosis

    5 grams of birch chaga broth is combined with 5 grams of unrefined oil. The mixture should be taken 1 tablespoon 3 times a day for 10 days.

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    In diseases of the kidneys

    Chaga has a curative effect on kidney stones and kidney problems.

    For treatment it is recommended to use a hot gauze compress based on decoction from chaga. It is applied to the area where the kidneys are located, and left for 20 minutes. It is recommended to repeat the procedure once a day for 10 days.

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    When skin diseases

    Chaga removes harmful substances from the body, therefore this remedy can be used in the treatment of skin diseases.

    To defeat eczema, 5 grams of spirituous tincture of chaga should be mixed with a little water. This solution should be consumed 3 times a day. For the night compress from the broth to impose on the problem areas of the skin.

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    For problems of gynecology

    Thanks to its useful properties for women, Chaga is actively used in the treatment of diseases: cancer of the uterus, cervix, myoma. Chaga has a beneficial effect on the health of women during menopause. The use of chaga is indicated for the prophylaxis of endometriosis. Treatment with chaga is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women.

    Ready infusion of birch chaga( see the recipe in the section "With diabetes") take 3 times a day for 5 grams 40 minutes before meals. As an additional treatment should be at night put soaked in a broth tampon.

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    With urological problems

    Useful properties of birch bark for men provided its application for the treatment of prostate adenoma and increased potency.

    Finely chop 5 grams of burdock root and pour it with 500 milliliters of drinking water, boil the mixture for 3 minutes. Then remove the decoction from the heat and press for 4 hours. Ready to let the broth through the cheesecloth and add to it an infusion of chaga. Drink 3 times a day. The course of treatment is 21 days.

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    For oncology

    For the prevention and treatment of malignant tumors, it is necessary to prepare a decoction of birch chaga( see the recipe in the section "In Diabetes").It should be applied 3 times a day before meals. Therapy is carried out for 2 weeks, then take a short break( several days) and resume treatment.

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    Procurement and storage of

    The greatest accumulation of nutrients in birch chaga is observed in spring and autumn. Therefore, the preparation of this raw material is best done 2 times a year. It is recommended to choose the mushroom carefully and bypass the fallen and rotten trees: the chaga on them has already lost its useful properties. Care must be taken and to the fungus itself: it is important that it is dense and not crumbled, and the pulp in the middle should not be black.

    The fungus is very dense, so it must be carefully cut with a large knife or ax. Chaga after a while can harden, so immediately you need to cut it into equal pieces( 5 centimeters) and dry it on a battery or in a dryer. Then dry the dried mushroom in a container with a tight lid. Chaga can be stored in this state for no more than 2 years.

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    Harm and contraindications

    Chaga has a curative effect, however, one must not forget that each organism is individual and it is necessary to familiarize with the list of contraindications when choosing a method of treatment and components. Drugs based on chaga should not be taken with the following conditions:

    • weak nervous system, this drug stimulates the central nervous system;
    • chronic diseases( colitis, dysentery);
    • antibiotic treatment, chaga and antibiotics are incompatible;
    • allergy;
    • pregnancy and lactation.
    When consuming infusions, decoctions and various preparations based on chaga, you should stop consuming animal fats, canned foods and smoked products.
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