CHAGA: Includes a tincture of wild-crafted chaga mushrooms with incredible antioxidant reputation. Chaga and calendula are immuno-stimulant. Chaga has reportedly the highest recorded ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity) of any natural food: it has scored 6.5 times the Acai berries in antioxidant content. Also anti-inflammatory. These hard mushrooms that I use grow on Appalachian mountain birch trees and are said to possibly extract their potencies from the trees. Chaga is rich in B vitamins. It is said to be one of the world’s densest sources of pantothenic acid. A little clary sage and organic orange oils make this pleasantly gently fragrant , soothing and anti-microbial.
Key New York City hospital writes this is used in cancer cures. Both chaga and calendula are considered anti-cancer. Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital suggests calendula has “anti-HIV effects.” The hospital reports that chaga “has demonstrated anticancer… inhibitory and pro-apoptotic effects against colon cancer and hepatoma cells.”
Both chaga and calendula reduce toxicity associated with radiation. Though these measurements are associated with ingestion, in salve there is healing from the outside in, as the bloodstream absorbs what is applied to the skin.