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    made up some chaga tincture. Too a mason jar and filled it 2/3rds full of ground chaga, then topped it off with vodka. I give it a shake dailey for 6 weeks or so then it'll be done. Some claim that it takes a alcohol extraction to get the full benefit from chaga. I don't know but I'll figured to give it a try.


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    I found it interesting that that 5,000 year old frozen man they found a while back had a couple pieces of changa in his pouch.
    I've been reading some about birch bark lately and came upon this.
    http://www.megachaga.com/documents/b...layarticle.pdf

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    To get the full medicinal benefits you might want to do a dual extraction. Do an alcohol extraction like you are doing and a water extraction (decoction). Combine the two for the finished product. Alcohol extracts some of the medicinals but not all. By using a water extract as well, you can maximize the medicinal properties available.

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    can you tell me more about the water extraction? I usually make tea in a crock pot on simmer.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    There is a guy we see pretty regular at a farmers market that has "chaga tea".

    I'm still trying to get some to catch a spark......and just find some "true chaga" for that matter.

    Now spiking it with vodka....can't be all bad ...Right?
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    He's using the Russian recipe. You soak it in vodka, toss the chaga and drink the liquid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyt View Post
    can you tell me more about the water extraction? I usually make tea in a crock pot on simmer.
    Rather than me try to explain it, perhaps it would be better if I just give you a web site where it is explained better than I could. BTW I am in no way connected to this site or the owner, just liked the info.
    https://theshakingleaf.wordpress.com...haga-tincture/
    I don't wait a day between each time of adding water but just add the water directly and keep it going in one continuous segment until done.

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