Update: Foraging For Wild Foods – Chaga Mushroom

By Sharmini Jayawardena



Chaga Mushroom

While traversing through the wonder world of the web let’s say, I stumbled upon Shane Tyler Milson – The Mushroom Hunter, Brain Child:@blackmagicalchemy
California Dreaming on Instagram who happened to Like my fairy dwelling!



Boom! I was introduced to the magical world of the Chaga mushroom just like that!

Check out the latest on his blog where he captures the hunting spirit barring all risks taken and obstacles faced where no man nor woman’s ever been before, hunting for the Chaga in the deep forests of Ontario, Canada.

He speaks of the need to as permission of the tree before harvesting and to show gratitude to the tree from which you harvest by actually giving love and affection like hugging the Birch.

Named as a fungus which far out-performs green tea and moringa in their antioxidant capabilities, this super food is supposed to be a cancer killer and an all round anti inflammatory food combating many a debilitating disease as well as bringing longevity to the consumer.

However, it is advisable to consult your health care provider before you consume, if you are on any meds to prevent erring on the careful.

“Chaga mushroom (Inonotus Obliquus), is a fungi that grows on birch trees and is the most potent antioxidant on this planet…”—
Chaga Mushroom – The Ultimate Superfood and Tonic – Health Benefits of Chaga.

Chaga growing on a Birch tree

There are those who believe that eating local is everything and you don’t need to source for foods that are literally beyond your immediate reach.

It makes sense if you are considerably healthy but if you are battling a life threatening illness then trying all that is there for you to try, would be a good option.

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