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Review of Medicinal Uses of Chaga ( Inonotus obliquus )

  title={Review of Medicinal Uses of Chaga ( Inonotus obliquus )},
  author={Arthur Haines and Surthrival Haines},
INTRODUCTION Chaga (Inonotus obliquus; Family Hymenochaetaceae) is a parasitic fungus that frequently occurs on members of the birch family (Betulaceae). It is currently known by the scientific name Inonotus obliquus, but has also been called Polyporus obliquus and Poria obliqua (these latter two names are referred to as synonyms). The genus name (Inonotus) translates as “black fiber” and the specific epithet (obliquus) refers to the fact the pores of the reproductive body are at an angle to… 


Antioxidative Properties of Crude Polysaccharides from Inonotus obliquus
Results showed that I. obliquus polysaccharides can scavenge all ROS tested above in a dose-dependent manner and might contribute to diverse medicinal and nutritional values of this mushroom.
Phytochemical characteristics and hypoglycaemic activity of fraction from mushroom Inonotus obliquus.
EAFI showed significant antihyperglycaemic and antilipidperoxidative effects in alloxan-induced diabetic mice.
Preliminary tests of antiviral activity of two Inonotus obliquus strains.
Tests of the antiviral activity of I. obliquus grown in alder and birch showed the black, thin external surface of fungus grown in birch had complete inhibition against all influenza viruses.
Anticancer activity of subfractions containing pure compounds of Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) extract in human cancer cells and in Balbc/c mice bearing Sarcoma-180 cells
It is hypothesized that the pure compounds separated from I. obliquus would inhibit tumor growth in Balbc/c mice bearing Sarcoma-180 cells in vivo and growth of human carcinoma cells in vitro and that its compounds could be used as natural anticancer ingredients in the food and/or pharmaceutical industry.
Antiviral Activity of Inonotus Obliquus Fungus Extract towards Infection Caused by Hepatitis C Virus in Cell Cultures
The data indicate that the birch fungus extracts inhibit production of infective virus by porcine embryo kidney cells and antiviral effects of fungus extracts manifested after preventive and therapeutic use.
Introduction to Distribution and Ecology of Sterile Conks of Inonotus obliquus
Cinder conk is found on birches inhabiting peat bogs and in mountain areas with a colder and more humid climate, although it is widespread in other broad leaved species over the Czech Republic.