How long do you brew Chaga for?
Bring 12 cups of water almost to boiling point (175 degrees or 80 C. )- turn down to low & add one of the following: 1- Chaga Tea Bag or 1/4 cup Tea Grind and steep approx. 5-8 hrs. Chaga Chunks weigh out 1.3 oz. for a 12 cup pot and steep for 6-8 hrs.
Because chaga can be used to start fires, it is also known as the “tinder fungus.” Chaga is rich in natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phenols, containing the compounds betulin and betulinic acid – which derive directly from host birch trees.
- Chaga mushrooms are rich in a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, including:
- B-complex vitamins.
- vitamin D.
- amino acids.
- Chaga, a Strong Adaptogen. Chaga is a parasitic plant that thrives in Birch forests especially on trees that are older than 40 years. Adaptogens are herbal components that control the adrenal system of the body. They manage how the bodily hormones react to anxiety and stressful situations.
- Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a type of medicinal mushroom. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, lion's mane is widely available in supplement form. Scientific research shows that lion's mane contains a number of health-promoting substances, including antioxidants and beta-glucan.
Chaga Tea and Sleep. The reason chaga tea may help you achieve a better night's rest is that studies have shown that it may help reduce stress and anxiety. Those with stress or anxiety may have a harder time sleeping. So by reducing these negative influences, it's easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
- TRUTH: The old saying that 'lightning never strikes the same place twice' is another myth that any veteran storm observer or researcher has seen nature defy. Lightning can strike any location more than once. In fact, given enough time, it is actually inevitable.
- MYTH: Wearing jewelry, wearing shoes with metal cleats or carrying metal objects such as tripods, golf clubs and umbrellas will attract lightning and make me more susceptible to a strike. TRUTH: For all intents and purposes, nothing 'attracts' lightning.
- Immediately after being struck, the disruption the lightning would have caused to your heart's electrical rhythm could result in cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in lightning strike victims. The shock could also cause seizures or respiratory arrest.
Updated: 29th September 2018