Inonotus obliquus offers preventing and support of cancer diseases & alleviation of side effects in chemotherapy. Support for skin diseases (psoriasis, rheumatism), lowering cholesterol and strengthening the immune system. Anti-inflammatory & antioxidant, antiviral, metabolism-stimulating, antibacterial, encouraging, cleaning and disinfecting when used externally.
The black tubers of the Chaga spore have been used in Russian folk medicine against cancer since the 15th century. They are known under the name Chaga (Tschaga). There are several reports of its use against cancer in the form of tea from different areas, such as the Olonez Rajon in the Republic of Karelia, Siberia, the Baltic States and Finland. Laboratory and animal tests have confirmed the anti-cancer effect, but clinical trials are still pending. In addition, extracts from the tubers stimulate the immune system, have anti-inflammatory effects, and protect the liver and pancreas. The tubers have always been drunk as a hot water extract.
Inonotus obliquus has over 200 active biological substances. Various polyphenols and especially oxygenated triterpenes have been identified as constituents. Various polysaccharides have been identified as anti-inflammatory substances.