The use of tinctures and decoctions of chaga mushroom

In folk medicine, tincture of chaga mushroom and decoctions of it are a therapeutic agent against a number of diseases, including those that are useful in treating the stomach. The drug relieves ulcer attacks, stabilizes blood pressure, improves metabolic processes and has antitumor properties.

The use of tinctures and decoctions of chaga mushroom

What part of the chaga to brew

If you do not use the pharmacy chaga for alcohol for infusions and decoctions, it is permissible to prepare a medicinal composition at home from freshly picked fresh mushrooms on their own. For the proper brewing of chaga, not the whole mushroom is suitable. It consists of several layers:

  • the upper, rough black structure, the surface is cracked, covered with particles of birch bark,
  • dark brown inside
  • adjoining to a birch, with friable structure, red color.

For effective treatment and prevention of diseases, the inner brown layer is brewed.

The best time to collect black birch mushroom is spring and autumn.

In preparing healthy drinks, the mushroom is suitable in fresh and dried form, but before brewing, the tinder must be washed, cleaned, divided into layers, separating the desired one.

The value and benefits of chaga are determined by its chemical composition, which includes acetic, formic, oxalic acids, sterols, polyphenols, volatile, resinous substances, flavonoids, fiber, alkaloids, lingin and a whole complex of minerals.

For storage and further use, the birch chaga is cut into small pieces or rubbed and dried. The shelf life of dried mushroom is up to 2 years.

There are several ways to prepare medicinal drinks. If desired, honey and lemon are added to the finished liquid to improve palatability and increase the effectiveness of medicinal properties.

Chag Tea

Chag tea is brewed as a prophylactic, as a way to prevent exacerbation of diseases. Tea as a dosage form has the lowest concentration. To brew teas with chaga you will need:

  • 1 part chopped chaga,
  • 5 parts of water heated to 80-90 ° C.

Mushroom mass is brewed with water and insisted for 1.5-2 hours.

Purpose and dosage

Chaga teas are used for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. They are an effective way to suppress attacks of gastritis.

A single dosage is 1 cup an hour before meals. The frequency of use is 3-4 times a day. It is recommended to take courses of 7 days with an interval of 1 week, drink - up to 3 months or until the disappearance of signs of exacerbation of the disease.

Chagovy broth

Chaga is not recommended to boil

It is permissible to brew the chaga, making it a decoction of it by simple boiling, however, traditional medicine does not recommend this method: in the process of boiling, the birch drone loses its useful properties, its anti-oncological chemical composition is completely destroyed. For broths, they often make a water bath that preserves all the healing properties of chaga. For cooking you will need:

  • 300 g chopped chaga
  • 1 liter of hot water.

The duration of languishing the mushroom mass with water in a water bath is about 0.5 hours. The effectiveness of the healing properties increases aloe if it is added to the decoction in the amount of 250 g. Chaga broth is filtered and cooled.

Purpose and dosage

Chagovye decoctions treat diseases of mild severity. They are often used for cosmetic purposes, to strengthen the gums and against problems with the skin, including psoriasis. They are also used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: they are an effective tool to suppress attacks of gastritis.

A single dosage involves 1 cup of broth an hour before meals. The frequency of use is 3-4 times a day. Duration - one week at an interval of 7 days for 3 months or until the disappearance of signs of exacerbation of the disease.

Chaga infusion

Infusions are concentrated solutions that are used as potent medicines for therapeutic purposes. Chaga infusion is usually kept in a thermos. This requires:

  • 1 part of dried or fresh mushrooms, while fresh pre-soaked for 5-6 hours,
  • 5 parts of water heated to 50 ° С-60 ° С.

Mushrooms flooded with water are kept in a thermos or in a tightly closed container lid for at least a day, preferably two. Then they are filtered, the amount of liquid is brought to the original amount.

Purpose and dosage

It is useful to drink brewed concentrated infusion from chaga for colds, take it to cleanse the body and regulate metabolic processes, brew it under high pressure and to improve the functioning of brain cells.

A concentrated solution of chaga, aged in a thermos, is used for cancer, including with leukemia. The effectiveness of the fungus is higher in the treatment of the initial stages of cancer. For these purposes, make solutions on alcohol, moonshine or cognac, adding to chaga alcohol in a proportion of 3 l: 0.2 l.

A single dosage is ½ cup half an hour before meals. A single dosage of alcohol solutions - 1 tsp. 2 hours before a meal. Frequency of use - 3 times a day. Duration - 2 weeks to 3 months or until the disappearance of signs of the disease.


Among the contraindications for the treatment of chaga, in order not to cause harm to health when consumed, note:

  • simultaneous administration of glucose-containing medicines and penicillin,
  • history of colitis and dysentery.

During treatment with birch tinder, it is forbidden to eat spicy and salty foods, strong alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The use of chaga solutions with increased excitability is limited. The maximum possible duration of a therapeutic and prophylactic course is 5 months.


Tincture of Chaga mushroom and decoctions based on it are used to treat a number of diseases. Chaga is a good natural remedy for the treatment and prevention of attacks of acute gastritis. It helps with exacerbations of stomach diseases, is useful in case of liver dysfunction, has a cosmetological property and is applicable for psoriasis, acts as an antitumor agent and is used to treat oncology. It is recommended to take no longer than 5 months and drink at intervals of 7-10 days.


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