Annanda Chaga – Medicinal Mushroom
The Chaga Mushroom is the perfect example of how a relatively unknown medicinal mushroom, traditionally collected in the forests of Russia has quickly become so well known throughout the health and wellness community in Canada and throughout North America.
“All good things are wild and free” – Henry David Thoreau
The Chaga mushroom is in the same family of fungi as the Reishi, Shitake, Maitake and Oyster mushrooms. Chaga is unique because it grows on living trees, namely birch and poplar trees. A symbiotic relationship is formed between the Chaga mushroom and its host to sustain one another during their entire lifespan.
A very slow growing mushroom, Chaga has been known to have much more potency than other medicinal mushrooms because it is so long-lived, therefore more concentrated often with pharmaceutical-grade healing constituents. As one of the most powerful antioxidants on Earth, Chaga is also a super adaptogen, giving the body what it needs to return to its natural state. Chaga acts as both a soothing anti-stress nerve tonic and a powerful cancer fighter. The list of purported uses of Chaga over the centuries is long and includes prevention against many of the top killers in North American today including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and obesity.
Chaga is best known for the following:
- A powerful antioxidant
- A source of 200 + phyto nutrients;
- Contains B vitamins, flavonoids, phenols, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc iron and enzymes;
- Contains significant amounts of riboflavin and niacin;
- A great source of pantothenic acid which aids the adrenal glands and digestive organs
- Potent source of superoxide dismutase (SOD) which halts oxidation, especially free radicals like singlet oxygen responsible for damaging tissues and again.
Local is Important
Annanda Chaga is a small privately owned Ontario Canadian company that is trying to make a difference by helping to spread awareness of this highly medicinal natural food and to offer the highest quality Canadian Chaga from Ontario while maintaining responsible and sustainable harvesting techniques.
Annanda Chaga is certified Organic with Ecocert Canada not only to standardize on safe food handling practices but also to validate that Annanda Chaga is 100% pure, raw, wild crafted Birch Chaga from far Northern Ontario. Only harvesting mature Chaga mushrooms leaving smaller chaga mushrooms to grow and continue the lifecycle.
Chaga is a food, and has been used as such for centuries typically used in hot water extractions or put simply, as a ‘tea’ to steep out the goodness so our bodies can absorb the nutrients more readily. The Big Carrot offers the complete line of Annanda Chaga Teas so you can brew your own Chaga multiple times in order to take full advantage of the medicinal qualities of the mushroom. Annanda Chaga only harvests wild living Chaga Mushrooms from Birch trees solely for their medicinal benefits.
The Big Carrot is working closely with Annanda Chaga, a recipient of The Carrot’s Nature’s Finest Fund, and soon will be offering Annanda Chaga Mushroom Tincture/Extract. Made with 100% sustainable & wild harvested organic Ontario Chaga Mushrooms that is tinctured in organic ethanol. Using a dual extraction method to pull the full spectrum of medicinal constitutes from the Chaga Mushroom in a powerful and easy to take daily dose under the tongue directly or added to any beverage.
The Big Carrot offers you a top quality source of local Ontario Chaga Mushroom Annanda Chaga products that are certified organic, from Northern Ontario forests and are sustainable and responsibly harvested. Annanda Chaga and The Big Carrot believe that the Chaga Mushroom is truly a gift of nature to be enjoyed by all.
Owner Blairish Azure speaks publicly about the healing benefits, use and sustainable harvesting practices of the Chaga Mushroom at The Carrot Common. Check The Big Carrot schedule for dates and times.