In Russia in the 1950s, many studies were conducted and well documented on Chaga. The results of these studies were impressive, especially the ability of chaga to stop the growth of tumours and prevent cancer. Cancer patients, even in their terminal stages, experienced pain relief and showed progress in regaining their health. Today, chaga is still praised for its ability to eliminate free radicals due to its high concentration of antioxidants. However, strangely enough, the pharmaceutical industry and medicine are not interested in this great natural remedy and today there are no further studies on Chaga in Russia.
There are some links to contemporary studies by non-Russian scientists that prove that Chaga is indeed a very beneficial health product.
- Antibacterial, Anti-oxidant, and Anti-proliferative Evidence:
- MSW, MPH Faass, Nancy. Price-Pottenger, Journal of Health and Healing. Volume 35. No. 4. “The Healing Powers of Chaga.” Winter 2011-2012. Pages 6-11.
- Lymphocyte protection against oxidative damage:
- Immune-balancing/disease resistance:
- Differences between mycelia and scloterium:
- Betulinic Acid as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulant:
- Antimutagenic properties:
- Chemical constituents and melanin:
- Polysaccharides and immune/anti-inflammatory function:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19041933 clinical claims for Cancer.