Probably each of us has heard about the healing miracles of Chaga Mushroom. Chaga is an outgrowth on the birch tree. This type of mushroom is quite rare and it takes 4 to 6 years to grow on the birch tree. But we must not confuse it with tinder fungus, which also grows on birch trees, but the latter have no therapeutic action. It is not so simple to find chaga. It is necessary to gather it when it is black and covered with cracks. Its favorite places on the tree are knots, broken branches and areas with damaged bark. Most often it grows on quite old trees. Chaga itself consists of three layers: the top layer is dark, rough and cracked. The next layer is dark-brown, it is quite dark. And the bottom layer has brown-reddish color. On the soles of chaga that is in contact with the birch, there is no spongy layer, which is typical for tinder fungus. Drinks from chaga are pleasant to the taste and very healthy.