Chaga

This medicinal mushrooms are known for their immune system boosting properties

Inonotus obliquus

The Mushroom that’s not a Mushroom

Chaga (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Russian ча́га (čága).

Noun

chaga (uncountable)

  1. A parasitic fungus of trees, usually birch, found on the circumboreal region of the Northern hemisphere, Inonotus obliquus.
  2. The irregular conk of this fungus, used in East European folk medicine to treat a number of conditions.

Synonyms

  • (Inonotus obliquus): chaga mushroom

Translations

Further reading

  • Inonotus obliquus on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Inonotus obliquus on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Inonotus obliquus on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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