(Inonotus obliquus)

Other names: Clinker Polypore, Cinder Conk, Black Mass, Birch Canker Polypore, Sterile Conk Trunk Rot, Polypore Incrusté, Rezavec Šikmý, Błyskosporek Podkorowy, Pakurikääpä

Chaga lives in cold climates in Europe, Asia, and North America, primarily on birch trees. In Russian folk medicine, it has been used to treat cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, liver, and heart diseases.

Chaga contains high amounts of melanin and extremely high concentrations of oxalate. Scientists believe that its compounds, phenylpropanoid-derived styrylpyrone polyphenols, could inhibit tumor proliferation.

Chaga may be beneficial for cancer, blood sugar levels, high cholesterol, and for boosting the immune system.

Compliance: food supplement, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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