Wild chaga mushroom

The exact nutritional composition of chaga mushrooms is unclear. However, they are rich in antioxidants and several beneficial plant compounds, includingTrusted Source:

  • triterpenoids
  • melanins
  • polysaccharides
  • polyphenols
  • flavans


Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is high in antioxidants and plant compounds that may benefit health.

Chaga is available as a herbal tea and supplement. Consuming chaga mushrooms as part of a healthy, balanced diet may help reduce oxidative stress, lower “bad” cholesterol, and support immune function.

This article examines the potential health benefits of chaga mushrooms and the research behind the claims.