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Inonotus obliquus

Phaeoporus obliquus/Inonotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom)Chaga, also called as “chagamushroom, and call

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Phaeoporus obliquus/Inonotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom)

Chaga, also called as “chagamushroom, and called “Inonotus obliquus" in Japan, is a kind of medical fungi, grown in birch trees, its fruit is block and black, mainly in north of Russia, Northern Europe, Japan(Hokkaido), infesting in north latitude of 40°~50° of Northern Hemisphere, the fungi have strong growing vitality, constantly absorb nutrients of birch, about 10 to 15 years later, the essence of birch could be completely absorbed and withered. This shows how strong the fungi are. The process of growth, absorbing nutrients and finally making trees withered,is similar as the process of human cells hyperplasia, gradually destroying healthy human cells and being dead finally, hence it comes the name of "cancer of birch". 
Mysterious Inonotus obliquus is widely known from the novel written by Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Lsayevich who was the Nobel Prize winner for literature from former Soviet in 1970. There is such a description: the people from a Russian village have been boiling Inonotus obliquus tea, similar smell and color with coffee, so they never suffered from gastrointestinal problems and cancer. Hence Inonotus obliquus attracted widespread attention.
Russians think that: this is a magic gift to suffering mankind by god, used for prevention and treatment of liver cancer, AIDS and 157 colitoxin. Japanese researchers set a high value on Inonotus obliquus, and regard it as 'panacea'。
Ingredients of Inonotus obliquus

The main ingredients include more than 215 kinds such as polysaccharide, melanin, inonotus obliquus sterols, SOD and triterpenoids, it has effect on imbalance of hormones and immune system and could prevent from tumors growth. The Inonotus obliquus test results show that SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) is 55 times than that of ganoderma lucidum, 23 times than that of Brazil mushrooms, 25 times of hericium, and water-soluble polysaccharide such as 1,3-1,6 β-dextran is up to 55.6mg/g.