Almost every culture has something amazing to offer and so is true of beverages. People that belong to a particular culture, love to talk about their traditional beverages and offer it whenever there is an occasion to get together or during their leisure time. Siberian Chaga mushroom tea is a typical Siberian tea that Siberians love to drink and offer to guests thanks to its exotic taste and medicinal benefits.
Chaga Mushroom and its Medicinal Benefits
Apart from tea, Chaga tea has held great significance due to siberian chaga mushrooms that have proved to be highly effective in certain health-related issues. Medicinal mushrooms, in particular, have been studied for decades. Resultantly, researchers have discovered and continue to explore a lot of benefits especially for the endocrine, CNS or central nervous system and immune system.
Since ancient Egyptian and Chinese physicians used them to promote good health and longevity, the mushrooms have been highly valued in traditional medicine history. Later on, it was discovered that medicinal mushrooms produce medically significant metabolites, so conducive for supporting human health. However, let it be pointed out here that medicinal mushrooms are different species from the dietary ones you would normally eat. As per research, they’re found in different locations and as such, often need a different type of preparation.
The fungi mushroom often contains immune-supporting beta-glucans and other polysaccharides that commonly known mushrooms lack in. Beta-glucans are believed to be biological response modifiers because they help stimulate the immune system and ensure good health. Similarly, Polysaccharides are the carbohydrates that have been found supportive in maintaining general health in several ways. Also, some of these mushrooms are called adaptogens. Adaptogens are substances that help your body counter stress-related situations.
Variety of Medicinal Mushrooms
There are many varieties of medicinal mushrooms. Most of them have been found to have wonderful characteristics that can provide benefits for overall well-being when it comes to good health and longevity. Chaga or Idonotus obliquus (medicinal name) is one of such highly prized mushrooms.
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
A West Siberian tribe, the Khanty, gave chaga its current name. They took Chaga as a tea and believed that it helped to maintain general well-being and also promoting internal cleansing leading to healthy digestion. In this technology era and modern times, Chaga is known for its ability to strengthen the immune system, enhance detoxification of the body, revitalize the central nervous system, give a fresh look to skin and nails, and thus support a youthful look.
Being unique in so many dietary and medicinal ways, Chaga is unique in preparing as well. The uniqueness also makes lots of people surf for its recipe. Let us tell you that with Chaga tea you have a kind of liberty that makes it more delightful by adding various flavors matching your taste. It can be one of your permanent in-take list items once it pleases your taste buds.
Advanced recipe Instructions
If you want to reap the maximum benefits of the Chaga, then follow the following instructions:
- Boil the Chaga tea for approximately up to 3 hours.
- Pour the boiled water with the Chaga into a freezer-safe container ensuring that the water has cooled down. Leave the container in the freezer until the water has frozen up followed by allowing it to freeze for 24-hours.
- Lastly, get the frozen tea to a slow-boiling for another 3 hours.
Hey, your delicious Chaga tea is ready, so have fun with it.