Reading about the chaga mushroom, I see that it has “anti-tumor activities”, according to research. I’m thinking,...hmmm, maybe that could be helpful to our forum members with spinal tumors.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4946216/ “...The extracts of Inonotus obliquus (Chaga mushroom) demonstrate potent anti-tumor activities and have been used to treat cancer in several countries; however, the actual effect and underlying mechanisms are still unclear...”
Here’s a less technical article on chaga tea. Looks good to me. www.verywellhealth.com/what-can-chaga-do-for-you-89553 What Are the Benefits of Chaga? The benefits and uses of this medicinal mushroom By Cathy Wong, ND | Reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD Updated August 01, 2018 “...some preliminary research suggests that chaga mushroom components may offer certain health benefits. For instance, a number of studies on cell cultures show that extracts may possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating properties...”
I had my first cup of chaga mushroom tea today. It really doesn’t taste like anything. I’m probably used to some strong smells and flavors, due to having used so many herbs and roots. I may add some sassafras to my chaga tea next time. I hope that I’ll have the same good results that Jaylock did.
Next day: I drank three cups of chaga tea yesterday, as per suggestion of a comment poster at the fiddlehead link. Certainly, I have no ill effects. I added a few kernals of sassafras bark to the chaga tea, which gave it a little flavor. I think that some ginger root, avocado leaf, boldo leaf, or anise [one at a time] would be other good choices to give some flavor and interest to the chaga tea. I’m about to have a cup now, and to drink three cups total today.