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CHAGA

3/20/15 @ 4:12 PM
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utahman
User since 3/9/03
I learned about Chaga a couple of years ago. I started to drinking a cups of chaga tea daily. I have harvested some on my own, and some was given to me. Do any of you harvest or consume? Opinions? I know of one man who cured himself from pancreatic cancer or pancreaitis. Scientifically the strongest antioxidant known to man. It is widely used in China and Russia for treating cancer and other ailments.

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1/25/20 @ 8:05 PM
utahman
User since 3/9/03

That could be so. Red alders are related to birch. The bark is very similar, and are the largest native alder in the US. Also on the harvest, I usually use a pole saw and cut it off a half inch from the trunk. Dont dig it out, you have to leave some in or on the tree to keep it growing.

 

1/25/20 @ 5:44 PM
redhook
User since 12/25/09

I believe it is an alder tree, I will get a picture when I can. There are more than one on the tree.

1/25/20 @ 5:35 PM
8wt
User since 1/30/10

I have heard to not pick the entire mushroom but only a fraction as it isn't  to common anymore in Wisconsin Midwest probably due to over harvest of birch trees. 

1/25/20 @ 2:29 PM
utahman
User since 3/9/03

I have never heard of, or seen it growing on anything but, birch. Send a pic of the tree and the chaga if you can. Other than that identify the tree. You may be looking at Black Knot Fungus which looks more like a burl.

1/25/20 @ 9:23 AM
redhook
User since 12/25/09

Does it matter what kind of tree it is growing on? I have found some but it is not growing on birch. 

1/23/20 @ 9:10 PM
utahman
User since 3/9/03

small coffee grinder. put the chunks in something like an old sock and smash it with a sledehammer. you have to get them pretty small like a quarter inch, or you will ruin the grinder because the chaga is a lot harder than coffee. I grind it then sift it through a noodle strainer then dump the large pieces that dont go through back in the grinder. I buy the grinders from resale shops like salvation army for one or two bucks. Remember also you can rebrew it 3 times half cup to a gallon. use non chlorinated/ flouridated or spring water

1/23/20 @ 12:20 PM
Edward Felcohands
User since 2/24/09

Those of you who grind your own, what do you use to grind it up?  

12/4/19 @ 4:22 AM
Tom_Zam
Tom_Zam
User since 11/11/19

An old friend of mine from Russia makes his living by selling chaga. He lives in Siberia (that's an eastern part), as I understand there's plenty of it. I have no idea how he's harvesting it but he offered tried me making business with him. Unfortunately, that was not an appropriate time in my life

12/3/19 @ 5:28 PM
utahman
User since 3/9/03

BUGLE   did you ever do the water extraction I posted and test it? I usually start drinking it in the fall and over winter, so I am just curious as what you may have found out, if not maybe you could do it and let us know.   thanks UTAH

 

1/21/18 @ 5:58 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
User since 9/27/01

Sounds similar to my property.  Birches in swamp or very close to it.

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