Unknown-1 *Mushroom, Chaga (for medicinal tea)
Grower: The Village Gardener
Price: $7.00 ( 1 oz.)
%> Available (Estimated): 10

Wild Gathered in the forests of Maine. Hidden away in the birch forests of the northern hemisphere, the parasitic mushroom called chaga makes its home on the trunks of birch trees. Its growth is rare, estimated to appear only on one in every 15,000 birch trees. It can also be difficult to miss for those unfamiliar with its odd appearance, which looks generally like a charred growth of bark. In spite of this unappealing appearance, this mushroom houses a score of beneficial qualities. For centuries, this mushroom has been used to create an herbal tea that has served as a powerful folk medicine, and today’s research has helped to validate many of its early uses. Some of the benefits found in chaga tea include strengthened immunity, improved digestion, reduced stress and even anti-cancer properties.