Chaga Mushroom dog cat (Inonotus obliquus ), is the king of mushrooms and generally grows on birch trees in very cold climates, Siberia and Russia, at first glance, the Chaga with its appearance of a piece of coal, does not even look like a mushroom.
Article dedicated to the most powerful of all medicinal mushrooms : how to make tea for dogs and cats!
First article on the web dedicated (Italian blog) to dogs and cats! in fact, I had to write this article already in 2014 when a forum user asked me for information on the king of mushrooms, the Chaga.
- 1 Chaga Mushroom dog cat Property
- 1.1 Chaga Mushroom for dogs and cats Benefits
- 1.2 Chaga mushroom More powerful antioxidant activity than Reishi and Agaricus Blazei Murril
- 1.3 2. Anti-inflammatory properties of the Chaga mushroom
- 1.4 Chaga Mushroom for supportive dog and cat in case of
- 1.5 Chaga for the dog how to administer the mushroom
- 2 Chaga tea, pieces or Chaga powder
- 3 Chaga for the cat doses
- 4 Planetary Herbals Chaga Full Spectrum Liquid
Chaga Mushroom dog cat Property
The health benefits are numerous, clinical studies show that Chaga mushroom for dogs and cats is one of the safest and most potent medicinal mushroom in nature, Chaga mushroom extract contains 25-50 times more SOD antioxidants than Vitamin C , the wild blueberry, the CoQ10 , the algae and to ‘ fish oil .
Chaga Mushroom for dogs and cats Benefits
- It supports, strengthens and modulates the immune system
Chaga is rich in beta-D-glucans that help balance the immune system response, this means that the mushroom helps to strengthen the immune system , when necessary, and to modulate it when it is hyperactive, it is in fact the beta-D-glucans that they trigger and stimulate the immune response by activating macrophages, T-Helper and NK cells, particularly important in the recognition and destruction of tumor cells and viruses. The Beta-D-glucans are known for their ability to modulate the immune system .
Chaga mushroom is a natural biological response modifier (BRM), research has also shown its effectiveness in supporting the body during chemotherapy by reducing its side effects.
Kim YR. Immunomodulatory Activity of the Water Extract from Medicinal Mushroom Inonotus obliquus. Mycobiology. 2005; 33 (3): 158-162. doi: 10.4489 / MYCO.2005.33.3.158.
Kim, Yong Ook, et al. “Anti-cancer effect and structural characterization of endo-polysaccharide from cultivated mycelia of Inonotus obliquus.” Life Sciences 79.1 (2006): 72-80.
Chaga mushroom More powerful antioxidant activity than Reishi and Agaricus Blazei Murril
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2. Anti-inflammatory properties of the Chaga mushroom
Chaga supports the integrity of blood vessels with strong anti-inflammatory properties, useful in case of arthritis , osteoarthritis with immobility.
3. Ulcers and gastritis
Due to its immunostimulating properties, Chaga has long been used to support gastrointestinal health. Most ulcers are caused by bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, so a well-functioning immune system is able to fight this pathogen.
4. Antimicrobial activity
Chaga mushroom has shown high antimicrobial activity.
5. Antiviral property
Studies have been performed to know the antiviral activity of Chaga.
Polkovnikova, MV, et al. “[A study of the antiherpetic activity of the chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) extracts in the Vero cells infected with the herpes simplex virus].” Voprosy virusologii 59.2 (2013): 45-48.Park, Yoo Kyoung, et al. “Chaga mushroom extract inhibits oxidative DNA damage in human lymphocytes as assessed by comet assay.” Biofactors 21.1-4 (2004): 109-112 Pan, Hong-hui, et al. “Aqueous extract from a Chaga medicinal mushroom, Inonotus obliquus (higher basidiomyetes), prevents herpes simplex virus entry through inhibition of viral-induced membrane fusion.” International journal of medicinal mushrooms 15.1 (2013).Kim, Yong Ook, et al. “Immuno-stimulating effect of the endo-polysaccharide produced by submerged culture of Inonotus obliquus.” Life Sciences 77.19 (2005): 2438-2456.Shashkina, M. Ya, PN Shashkin, and AV Sergeev. “Chemical and medicobiological properties of chaga (review).” Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 40.10 (2006): 560-568.
6. Diabetes: The Chaga help regulate blood sugar levels , lowers blood sugar.
7. Chaga mushroom is a powerful antiviral and a super antioxidant .
8. Contains a high percentage of SOD, one of the main antioxidants for the body.
9. Accelerates wound healing , thanks to melanin it promotes skin health.
10. Powerful anti-inflammatory in case of arthritis and osteoarthritis
Chaga Mushroom for supportive dog and cat in case of
- Viral malts
- Cat eosinophilic granuloma
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- The Lyme disease , or borreliosis
The chaga thins the blood, suspend before surgery, do not administer together with anticoagulant drugs, in case of diabetes and insulin administration, the fungus contains high concentrations of oxalates, caution in subjects suffering from kidney stones .
Chaga for the dog how to administer the mushroom
The Chaga mushroom can help to improve the health of dogs and cats, you can prepare the tea chaga and cold also offer it (it keeps in the fridge for a few days) If in accordance with your vet you choose to give your dog or cat tea chaga only buys tea based on pure Chaga extract, this is because some producers can insert other ingredients in the tea that are not suitable and harmful to the health of our Pets, the same thing for the tincture, it must be free of alcohol and other excipients.
Chaga tea, pieces or Chaga powder
Quantity: 10 gr of Chaga (piece or powder) for 1 liter of water
The pieces of the Chaga mushroom are left to boil in water over very low heat for about 1-2 hours, the water temperature should not exceed 75 ° C, (71-75 ° C) the steam is barely visible and the bubbles are very small – this allows you to extract without altering the properties of the mushroom, let it cool and filter, you can keep it in the fridge. The pieces of the Chaga mushroom can be reused several times about 5/6.
Chaga for the cat doses
On the market several products, I recommend those that contain only Chaga mushroom powder HAND-PICKED, IN THE WILD STATE AND IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY
Use of the powder: like all powdered mushrooms, it can be sprinkled raw on Pet-food
from the lush forests of Northern Europe. Harvested in Estonia, a land of biological beauty! 51% of the Estonian territory is covered with forests. The country has a low population density and is far from any source of pollution. Harvested only from live birch trees, the chaga mushroom regenerates after about two years. LOOV is able to identify the place where the mushrooms of each lot sold were collected.
LABORATORY TESTED – RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
The anthocyanins and polyphenols contained in chaga mushrooms dog cat support the normal functioning of the immune and cardiovascular system. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure and supports the functioning of the nervous system and the muscular system.
Chaga mushroom dog cat liquid –
Separation of an aqueous extract Inonotus obliquus (Chaga). A novel look at the efficiency of its influence on proliferation of A549 human lung carcinoma cells.
Mazurkiewicz W, Rydel K, Pogocki D, Lemieszek MK, Langner E, Rzeski W.
Acta Pol Pharm. 2010 Jul-Aug; 67 (4): 397-406.PMID: 20635536
Anticancer activity of subfractions containing pure compounds of Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) extract in human cancer cells and in Balbc / c mice bearing Sarcoma-180 cells.
Chin J Integr Med. 2009 Apr; 15 (2): 156-60. Epub 2009 Apr 29. Review.PMID: 19407959 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Comparative study of antioxidant activity and antiproliferative effect of hot water and ethanol extracts from the mushroom Inonotus obliquus.
Potential anticancer properties of the water extract of Inonotus [corrected] obliquus by induction of apoptosis in melanoma B16-F10 cells.
Anticancer Res. 2008 Sep-Oct; 28 (5A): 2691-6.PMID: 19035296