Traditional use of chaga
Chaga has been used in the North European folk medicine since the 1500s: in Siberia, for example, to cure stomach problems and the Khanty people have used it to heart and liver ailments. Traditionally chaga has also been used to combat fatigue and to refresh, as well as externally as a powder to help to heal wounds and rashes.
In addition to tea, chaga can also be used to make tinctures.
Note: antibiotics and intravenous glucose are antagonists of chaga, and their use together with chaga is not recommended. Chaga is a fungus, which those allergic to mushrooms should take into account.