Chaga Tincture – Double Extract
How we make it:
To make our chaga tincture, we start with locally made, farm-to-bottle Frozen Farmer Vodka from Arctic Harvest Distillery, then pour it over our dried chaga grounds. It sits and gets shaken periodically for a minimum of 6 weeks, at which point we strain the tincture and create the water soluble portion of the extract by simmering the chunks in water throughout the day until the brew is rich and dark. Then we combine the two solutions, bottle it up and ship it to someone who needs it!
Chaga tincture contains many compounds that are only extracted in alcohol.
Some people like to mix this extract with the chaga tea, and call it a double extract!
This is great! Some compounds in chaga are only extracted in water. A double extract will contain both.
What is chaga?
Chaga is a type of fungus that grows on the bark of birch trees in cold climates, particularly in northern regions like Siberia, Canada, and northern parts of the United States. The scientific name for chaga is Inonotus obliquus. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, especially in Russia and other northern European countries.
Chaga is known for its distinctive appearance, resembling a dark, irregularly shaped mass with a rough and cracked exterior. The interior of chaga is orange-brown, and it is this part of the fungus that is typically used for medicinal purposes. It is rich in various bioactive compounds, including antioxidants, and has been used to make teas, extracts, or tinctures.
In traditional medicine, chaga has been claimed to have various health benefits, including immune system support and antioxidant properties. However, it’s important to note that while chaga is being studied for its potential health benefits, more research is needed to fully understand its efficacy and safety. If considering the use of chaga for medicinal purposes, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional.