Chaga Mushrooms and Cancer -- Research
Recent research has shown chaga mushrooms to be a powerful anti-oxidant, useful in fighting tumors, and an excellent stimulant for the immune system. Below, find a quick summary of the research on the cancer-fighting properties of chaga mushrooms.
1958: Researchers in Russia and Finland concluded that chaga is an effective way of fighting breast cancer, liver cancer, and uterine cancer.
1996: Researchers in Japan discovered that cells treated with chaga extract were less likely to mutate (a main cause of cancer).
1998: Researchers in Poland demonstrated that chaga inhibits the growth of tumors.
2005: Researchers in Korea showed that cells treated with chaga extract were 40% more resistant to DNA damage when exposed to an oxidant.
The litany of research on the chaga mushroom and its cancer fighting properties is very promising and shows that chaga mushrooms are beneficial both in preventing cancer as well as in fighting cancer.