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Mar 17, 2012 08:38AM
Mar 17, 2012 08:41AM
Hi to all. I've been collecting and using my own Chaga water extract here in FINLAND for about 3 weeks now & am definitely in better health in many ways. Energy levels are very much higher, even though I carried out a lot of physical activities before.No allergies anymore.
About dosage: I see that many, many people drink "tea" made from Chaga. however, adding only 1-2 tablespoons of chaga to 1litre or quart of water makes a very dilute solution.
Based on my reading of many, many laboratory tests and dosage of active ingredients (mg/kg or lbs of weight, I find the average dosage is way too low.
I make my extract thus: 100g (about 3 oz) of *dried* chaga powder in 1½litre of water, simmering 1½-2 hours at around 80 degrees celcius (ca. 175 F) & putting overnight in a thermos.
I add a little vanilla to the water when extracting which makes the drink pleasant to use. Fresh chaga loses about 50% of it's weight when dried at 50 C/175F & smells slightly of vanilla when dried.Pleasant!
Dosage: 2 tablespoons/cup of hot water & honey -- no earthy flavour. Or else as a hot chocolate drink. Three to four times each and every day. But not late in the evening.
The leftover grains I use in a footbath: very good for the skin & disinfecting as well.
Interesting to note "Jane68"'s blend of green tea (I use it daily) & chaga. An acquired taaste, but I sometimes use tihs blend when I'm walking for many km/miles in the forest scavenging or lumber-jacking...
A couple of links: one is for dosage calculation & the other about the Toxicity analysis of chaga.
There are many reports availability on safe levels of Betulin, Benzaldehyde & other monor active components of Chaga (Inonotus obliquus))
I have about 8 people testing my powder/extract either for free or at a low price: the main point is to get people healthier AND make them realize:
HEALTH or "illness combat strength"is based on 2 main factors:
- a functioning, strong immune system
- a functioning, balanced digestive system, including positive human bacteria levels
("Beyond Antibiotics", M. A. Schmidt, 2009)
Courage & strength to everyone battling out there!