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Chaga

Chaga's Moment: Alaska Businesses Ride Wave of Health Hype for Birch Fungus

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Chaga may not look like much -- it's a lumpy, charcoal-colored bulb protruding from birch trees -- but this fungus is trending.

Chaga, The Clinker Fungus: This Mushroom Looks Scary But Can Benefit Health

Paul Stamets | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While this strange-looking mushroom has been called a "tree cancer" since it will eventually kill its host tree, it has attracted interest for centuries in fighting human cancer and other diseases.

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.