Chaga and literature on Chaga

Product: Chaga Extract

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus L.) is a type of mushroom that grows on living birch trees and absorbs their sap to grow. Its Japanese name is “Kabanoanatake”. It has a black surface with a hard, knobby shape. It can be found in forested areas of cold regions such as Russia, Canada, China, and Hokkaido, Japan.

Chaga mushroom big chunk

Chaga is a rare mushroom that takes over 10 years to grow to a certain size, making it a rare find. Due to its high value, it is often referred to as the "diamond of the forest" or the "jewel of mushrooms". Chaga contains a variety of beneficial ingredients such as polysaccharides, polyphenols, β-glucans, flavonoids, alkaloids, and organic acids. It also contains minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, and zinc.

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Kabanoanatake tea, or Chaga tea, has been consumed as a healthy beverage for centuries in Siberia and is believed to have no side effects. Research on the health benefits of Chaga tea began in Russia in the 1950s, with participation from the Soviet Academy of Sciences' Institute of Plants and the Leningrad Medical Research Institute. In 1959, a detailed report on this research was published, which presented scientific data on the biology and chemical composition of Chaga (Kabanoanatake), clinical trial results of experimental treatment methods, and information on the trial participants. Since then, many publications on this topic have been released in Russia.

In recent years, chaga has become widely recognized in Europe and the United States. One important book that introduced this mushroom to the American public is "Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms" by David Wolfe, published in 2012. This book provides basic information and characteristics of chaga, as well as recipes for tea, soup, and other foods, making it an excellent introduction to the subject and widely read by many people.

Another book is "Chaga Mushroom and Coffee: The powerful health facts of Chaga mushroom." by Steven Spacil, published in 2017. This book is small, but it highlights the compatibility between chaga and coffee and there is a lot of information and recipes online. One website that explains them in detail is "The Lost Herbs" (

Continuing to attract the interest of the general public, a book about chaga was published in 2018 by Suzanne Sanders. Her book provided more evidence of the benefits of chaga. Sanders had a personal experience with the same type of cancer that her mother died from at age 56, and she herself was diagnosed with the same disease at age 55. She explains in detail how she discovered and utilized the "diamond of the forest" known as chaga, and published the book seven years after her diagnosis to share her experience with interested readers. Although the book is a large work exceeding 100 pages, it is worth reading.

In 2020, a publication titled "Everything about Chaga Mushroom" was released by Daniels Ross, providing concise and useful information about this amazing mushroom. Ross holds a PhD and has published numerous books on healthy eating and diet. He sells many books on Amazon, which can be purchased by anyone. It is clear from his books that he places emphasis on herbal therapy. He has also published books on Japanese mushrooms.

In 2021, several books about Chaga were published. One of them is "Secrets of Cultivating Chaga Mushroom" by Eric Goldinger, which explores cultivation from a unique perspective and provides noteworthy methods. Chaga is known for being extremely rare and difficult to obtain, so attempts to produce the mushroom through managed methods have garnered attention from fans. Another book is "A Beginner's Guide to Chaga Mushroom" by Biden Moore, which covers the main topics of rare and sought-after fungal products. Additionally, there is the curious book "Natural Cures from Wild Tree Resins" by Cass Ingram. Dr. Ingram is a well-known media personality in the United States, having published over 20 books and made numerous appearances on radio and television programs, promoting herbs and plant-based diets for health. Dr. Ingram's support has increased public interest in Chaga.

This topic has also attracted attention in business media and the business world. Recently, Aja Mangum of Bloomberg published an article titled "Mushrooms as Medicine? Supplement Makers Promise Major Health Benefits," introducing the potential for several mushrooms to provide significant business opportunities based on their health benefits. Market research firm Technavio also previously released a report on the market for Chaga-based products, estimating that the market could grow to approximately 12 billion USD by 2024.

Chaga market potential

Chaga is becoming increasingly recognized in Japan as well. One of the earliest accounts was a pamphlet published by Hoshizaki Tohmei in 1998. One of the most famous and detailed books on chaga in Japan is "Chaga no Zenbo," supervised by Masahiro Wada and published in 2004. This book provides a detailed explanation of the production cycle from harvesting to Chaga products, and also explains the efficacy of Chaga in detail based on actual stories and examples. There is also a pamphlet titled "Chaga de Kenko ni Naru" by Dr. Takesuo Yamaguchi, a physician who runs a self-care clinic. This pamphlet provides a detailed explanation of the important nutrients contained in Chaga and how these nutrients contribute to health. Interesting information about chaga and its antioxidant effects is also introduced.

There are many articles on chaga and its health benefits in magazines and scientific journals. Also, there are numerous websites in Japan that provide information on Chaga, also known as "Kabanoanatake" in Japanese. For example, there are websites such as "Floral Herb" and "Herb Life" that feature information on the health benefits of chaga and recipes that use Chaga.

As mentioned earlier, one of the characteristics of chaga (Kabanoanatake) is its safety. In Siberia, it has been a staple in the diet for centuries, and the Nobel Prize-winning author Solzhenitsyn also wrote about the health benefits of chaga. Numerous clinical studies have shown that chaga is safe for consumption.

Our Chaga extract is produced from the Chaga powder provided by Baikal Herbs, a company located near Lake Baikal. Baikal Herbs has been a pioneer in producing powdered Chaga extract for over 30 years and is committed to improving the quality of its products on a daily basis. As a result, their products are known worldwide and are currently sold in health product stores in 22 countries around the world. Baikal Herbs company places a strong emphasis on technological advancement and academic data to continuously provide higher quality products.

The Chaga extract manufactured by our company has been confirmed as a high-quality product with a verified safety record and is loved by many people. Additionally, since we directly source our chaga from Baikal Herbs, we are able to consistently provide a great product to our customers. We place emphasis on quality control of our products, in order to provide peace of mind to our customers.

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