How to use chaga extract

This article has been published for educational purposes only. Always consult your doctor.

Chaga Mushroom Freeze Dried Extract from Baikal Herbs Ltd (Russia) is unlike any other brand. This extract is 100% natural, made from wild Chaga mushrooms of Russian origin and freeze-dried. According to our observations, most of the Chaga extracts on the market today are made from artificially cultivated Chaga using a spray-dry dehydration method. Why is it so important to know which dehydration method has been applied to Chaga extract?  For the answer, please read this article.

Please note that all the information below applies only to the Chaga extract produced by Baikal Herbs Ltd, as we guarantee the premium quality and safety of our product. If you consume Chaga extract from other brands, chances are you will get lousy results.

How to use and how to store chaga extract

Directions (as shown on the label of a 100g bag)

Dissolve ½ teaspoon (about 0.5g) of powder in 200ml warm water. Stir well. Add sugar or honey to taste. Take twice a day with meals.

Shelf life: 2 years

Storage conditions and recommendations

1. Once the original packaging has been opened, it is advisable to transfer the contents to a glass or plastic container with a lid. Close the lid tightly. This will keep moisture away from the powder. Store the container in a refrigerator or other dry and cool place.

2. As Chaga extract powder is hygroscopic, it is important to use a dry teaspoon when scooping the powder.

3. Once you have scooped the required amount of Chaga extract from the container, be sure to dump it onto the surface of the water! Do not dip the teaspoon with the chaga powder in the water. Otherwise the powder may clot and stick to the spoon.

A simpler explanation:

  1. Prepare a 200ml cup of warm/hot water. If hot, the water temperature should not exceed 85 degrees Celsius.
  2. Take a dry teaspoon.
  3. Open the container of Chaga extract.
  4. Scoop out the required amount of Chaga extract.
  5. Pour the teaspoon into the water in the cup and stir well.
  6. Close the container.

Baikal Herbs freeze-dried Chaga extract is a highly concentrated and "organic" product. This means that we have extracted the most beneficial substances from a wild Chaga mushroom without using heat. This is not just a ground and dried chaga mushroom, but a ready-to-use product. Do not try to infuse this extract in hot water. This will destroy or damage the live beneficial chaga bacteria and the temperature-sensitive melanin molecules. Again, our sublimated Chaga extract is ready to use and must be dissolved in warm water.

General advice on how to use

  1. Try different amounts of chaga extract. It is not necessary to follow the official dosage stated on the package label. We mean that our 100% natural and clean extract powder is not a chemically manufactured drug or medicine and is non-toxic. It is completely safe.
  2. Why would you want to exceed the recommended dosage? It depends on your goals and expectations for taking chaga. If you are looking to boost your immune system and maintain general health, the dosage should remain at around 1g of powder per day. However, if you are suffering from cancer or diabetes, you may wish to increase the amount of chaga you consume each day.
  3. What would happen if I overdosed? Based on the information we have received from many people who have taken our chaga extract, the worst that can happen if you exceed the recommended dose is diarrhoea or hyperexcitability. These symptoms usually disappear as soon as you reduce your intake.
  4. There have been no adverse reactions to chemical drugs or medicines when taken with chaga extract.
  5. Listen to your body - it will always give you the most specific and accurate advice. If you feel good, energetic and some of your old problems (symptoms) seem to be diminishing - continue with the same dosage. If you notice no difference at all, try increasing the dosage a little. If you feel uncomfortable - try lowering the dosage a little. We don't recommend stopping taking chaga once you've started. Some minor unpleasant effects may be telling you that the beginning of the cleansing process has begun. So don't stop.
  6. At the same time, you should not think that the more chaga you put into your body, the better off you will be. Sometimes chaga works better when taken in smaller amounts but more frequently. Slowly but surely - that is how chaga works.

Folk recipes for the use of chaga

Chaga extract against tumours

Russians believe that chaga can help prevent cancer. Some doctors also prescribe chaga tea as an adjunct to traditional cancer treatment. Chaga provides relief to cancer patients due to its high content of flavonoids and polyphenols (antioxidants), which actively remove free radicals.

Chaga helps the liver to eliminate toxins and poisons, which is particularly important when a patient is undergoing chemotherapy. At the same time, the body can experience a kind of "inner shake-up" that allows it to activate all its defences to the maximum.

The recommended dosage of Chaga extract for cancer patients is

1g (one teaspoon) of powder dissolved in 200ml of water (warm or hot) five times a day. This is quite a high dosage, but cancer is not a small problem.

Diabetes treatment with chaga extract

Nowadays, even conventional medicine recommends chaga extract to patients with diabetes (at least in Russia).

Dosage: one gram (one teaspoon) of powdered extract dissolved in 200 ml of hot or warm water, taken three times a day.

Chaga extract may be a weight loss aid.

Due to its ability to cleanse the body of toxins, chaga extract can be successfully used to accelerate weight loss. The following chaga drink may help you achieve the desired results:

Dissolve one teaspoon (flat) of chaga powder in 200ml of warm or hot water. Add a small piece (the size of a match head) of propolis. Take such a drink three times a day.

Chaga extract for the treatment of psoriasis.

For oral use: One teaspoon (flat) of chaga powder dissolved in 200ml of warm or hot water. Take four times a day before meals.

For external use:

  1. Mix one tablespoon of Chaga extract with two teaspoons of warm water. Mix until you get a very thick paste. Apply this black sticky mass to the damaged area of skin once a day. Leave on for 40 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  2. Mix one teaspoon of Chaga extract with your favourite body cream (natural is best). Mix thoroughly until you have a solid mass. Apply to damaged areas twice a day. Rinse if necessary.

Chaga extract for the treatment of constipation

Chaga has a beneficial effect on the entire gastrointestinal tract. Not only does it facilitate the healing of ulcers and, in the long term, help to cure gastritis, but it also increases intestinal peristalsis. This property of chaga is helpful for those who suffer from constipation. Usually, after a week of internal use of chaga extract, people begin to experience regular and easy bowel movements.

Dosage: One teaspoon (flat) of Chaga powder dissolved in 200ml of warm or hot water. Take two times a day with meals.

Chaga extract for the treatment of skin disorders

Chaga extract has been used effectively to remove or diminish various birthmarks, suspicious-looking moles, villomas or other new growths on the skin.

Directions: If the area of the problem is not large, take a teaspoon of Chaga extract and add 1-2 drops of water. Mix them together until you get a solid, thick mass. Apply this mixture to the object you want to get rid of. Leave on for about 40 minutes and rinse off with water. Repeat this process once a day for 7 days. There may be a tingling sensation and 'pulling' on the skin at the point of application. If the mole or other growth is of negative origin, it will start to come off after 7 days. For example, if the mole is natural and not harmful to your body, it will remain undamaged.

Chaga Extract to help boost the immune system and support general health.

 Freeze-dried chaga extract can be used to treat illness or other health problems and as a daily health-promoting drink. The chaga drink has a rather pleasant taste and can be taken on its own or mixed with other drinks such as coffee or tea. It can also be made into a smoothy.

Chaga Smoothies

Sublimed Chaga extract is a wonderful product to use in the preparation of antioxidant cocktails or smoothies.

Protein Smoothie


  • Chaga extract powder (freeze-dried) - 1 teaspoon (1 g);
  • Cedar nut pomace - 4 teaspoons; can be replaced with almonds, 5-6 kernels.
  • Raw linseed - 1 teaspoon;
  • Bananas - 2 pieces;
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon;

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. When the drink is ready, enjoy it after exercise.

A smoothie for a healthy breakfast.

If you do not have the time to prepare breakfast, the next cocktail can be a good substitute.


  • One banana
  • One teaspoon of chaga extract (flat)
  • A small piece of ginger: about 1cm
  • One teaspoon of honey
  • One teaspoon of good quality cocoa powder
  • 250ml clean water

Put all the above ingredients in a blender and enjoy! Such a drink would make you feel full enough to skip breakfast.

To be continued.