Chaga is a type of mushroom that is sought very much by many people in the world. It is known to be in the list of the best antioxidants on earth. So what are the health benefits of chaga that people are looking for?
Below are some of these benefits
Chaga is an antioxidant
Free radicals can damage the body cells. Antioxidants prevent this by interacting and stabilizing the free radicals. Chaga contains beta-carotene which is an antioxidant. Other antioxidants include; lycopene and vitamins A, C and E.
It is an antibacterial
The following are the constituents of chaga that give it this antibacterial property: flavonoids, melanin, sterols, magnesium, lanosterol, selenium, saponins betulinic acid and copper. These constituents kill or to prevent the production and replication of bacteria in the body.
It is an antiviral
Belutinic acid, triterpenes, and saponins are the constituents of chaga that enable it to kill, suppress or prevent the replication of viruses in the body.
It is an antifungal
One of the health benefits of chaga is that some of its constituents such as manganese, flavonoids, selenium, pantothenic acid, copper, zinc, sterols, and enzymes make it an antifungal and so it can fight fungal diseases.
It is an anti-inflammatory
Chaga possesses the properties of preventing inflammation and relieving pain. For patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, they can use chaga as it reduces lymphocytes oxidation stress.
It possesses anthelmintic properties
Some constituents of chaga enable it to kill parasitic worms in the body. They include; triterpenes, saponins and betulinic acid.
It is an anti-malaria
Chaga can be used to treat malaria. The constituents that make it an anti-malaria are saponins, triterpenes, and betulinic acid.
It is an antimicrobial
With chaga, the microbes in the body can be killed, and their production suppressed. The constituents that give chaga this property are betulinic acid, amino acids, enzymes, melanin, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, vanillin, lanosterol, and sterols.
It is an adaptogen
Chaga gives the body an increased ability to handle fatigue, stress, overwhelming and anxious conditions.
It is a modulator of the immune system
Beta glucans and polysaccharides constituents are important for supporting the immune system. They have immune balancing properties, and this enables the body to be strong to fight infections.
It is an anti-candida
It influences liver functionality. Candida toxins are processed by the liver. Its adaptogen property helps in dealing with the stress that comes along with candida.