Long before modern hospitals came into shape across the globe, the ancient societies used herbs and other natural remedies to treat their sick from most of the diseases they faced. In fact, they had remedies for all types of diseases. Among the diseases that presented a headache to treat were such ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, and others. One disease that presented a notorious problem was cancer. However, among the remedies that were found was the Chaga mushroom.
If one has not yet heard of the Chaga mushroom, then they are missing out on a lot of benefits from this naturally occurring remedy. Before we delve into what this mushroom can do, we need to know a few aspects of cancer. From that point, we can be clear with what the Chaga mushroom is and how it helps combat the growth and existence cancer cells in the body.
How Cancer Cells Grow
Cancer cells grow in the body due to various reasons one of which is the lack of enough oxygen in the part of the body in which they grow. For a start, one might have noticed that the areas most likely to be affected by the cancer cells are delicately hidden. Look at the brain and other parts of the body. For the cancer of the skin, the sun’s ultraviolet rays work in the same way one would be exposed to radioactive materials. One thing that can be concluded from this information is that cancer is no friend of oxygen. For this reason, all cancer remedies work by supplying enough oxygen to the areas of the body that most require them. If an area of the body lacks oxygen and there are any active free radicals in the body, the chances of cancer cells growing are very high.
The Chaga Mushroom
Scientifically called inonotus obliquus, the chaga is a type of medicinal mushroom which grows on the birch tree. It cannot be found on any other tree for that matter. All the areas of the world where birch trees grow know of the Chaga mushroom and have given it various names such as the ‘mushroom of immortality,’ diamond of the forest,’ ‘the king of the herbs’ and many other names to attest to its many health benefits. Of its many benefits and properties, we are focused on the ones which make it the best medicinal remedy for combating the growth of cancer cells. For its many benefits, it has received the highest score for any food according to the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) rating. It also has among the highest levels of the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) enzyme.
Absorbing of Radicals in the Body
With its high level of Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity, the Chaga mushroom is the best in combating free radicals in the body. The free radicals are the reason the cancer cells’ growth. The Chaga mushroom and its extracts work by reducing the amount of free radicals in the body through destroying them adsorbing them for their expulsion from the body. For this reason, the Chaga mushroom is used in most cancer-fighting medicines such as the ones used in chemotherapy. Other foods recommended include this mushroom and its extracts as one need to be prepared against the disease before it strikes. Prevention, as they often say, is better than cure. When one feeds on Chaga extracts and generally lead a healthy lifestyle, they will be in a good position to fight off cancer cells which may develop in their bodies.
Fighting Oxide Damage
As one of the most effective antioxidants that occur naturally, the Chaga mushroom has been widely used to prevent oxide damage on cells and tissues in the body. As stated before, the Chaga mushroom has high levels of the Superoxide Dismutase enzyme which works by reducing the effects of oxidation processes in the body. If one’s body is subjected to too much of the effects of oxide damage, they are likely to develop some problems among them the development of dead areas in the body tissues. One ought to remember that having dead and poorly aerated areas in the body makes them the perfect areas to develop cancer cells. For this reason, the Chaga mushroom will keep the body active and with enough oxygen to keep the individual free of cancer cells.
Has Betulin and Betulinic Acid
Both betulin and betulinic acid are carbohydrates found in the Chaga mushroom in large amounts. Betulin and betulinic acid are both vital in the killing of cancer cells. The better news is that the Chaga mushroom and the amounts of the betulin and betulinic acid it has have no effects on the cells of the body that are healthy. In this way, one can fight off the cancer cells that develop in the body when the prevention has failed to take place. Compared to all other naturally occurring remedies, the Chaga mushroom has the highest amount of compounds that fight free radicals in the body.
As more research goes into the health benefits of the Chaga mushroom, more and more uses of this amazing mushroom are being found. While the use in treating and preventing the growth of cancer cells in the body is a medically proven aspect, there are other benefits which are still under study from research labs around the globe.