As we strive to live longer and stay younger, we deal with the reality of a rapidly growing health care crisis. As we lose faith in our health care system as well as the safety of pharmaceutical medications, our search takes us closer to natural means of supporting our health through herbal compounds. Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on pharmaceutical research to find "cures", yet little in comparison is spent on health maintenance.
In Asian folklore, Chaga's applications are diverse, including supporting the the immune system, supporting the body's ability to eliminate toxins, stimulating the central nervous system, maintaining skin color and elasticity and promoting youthful looks. Today, in Japan, Chaga has become very popular among women to support healthy skin.