Chaga might stimulate the immune system. It contains some chemicals that have antioxidant effects, and might lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
People use chaga for conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CHAGA overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Chaga might cause the immune system to become more active. This could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it's best to avoid using chaga.
Bleeding disorders: Chaga might increase the risk of bleeding. Don't use chaga if you have a bleeding disorder.
Surgery: Chaga might affect blood sugar control or increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using chaga at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CHAGA
Chaga might lower blood sugar levels. Taking chaga along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants) interacts with CHAGA
Chaga can increase the activity of the immune system. Some medications, such as those used after a transplant, decrease the activity of the immune system. Taking chaga along with these medications might decrease the effects of these medications.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with CHAGA
Chaga might slow blood clotting. Taking chaga along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
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