Today I am making Chaga Tincture. It is made from The Chaga Mushroom that you have already made your tea from and put aside and redried .
So according to the recipe and instructions . On the Morning of the new moon which was June 16 th ,2015 . I took my redried chaga and 151 proof rum and combined them booth into a glass jar. The recommendation to make a good chaga tincture is to use alcohol that is between 120 proof plus. You can use an alcohol of less proof 80- 100 but the higher the better. The reason for using alcohol as a extractor is that it can bring out compounds that will not come out with the use of hot water or digestion .
Once you have mixed your chaga about 4 tablespoons of powder or two chunks about the size of golf balls to 0.5 litres of alcohol in a sealed jar shake it put it to rest on the counter. I used a whole 26 of 151 proof rum to about 8 chunks of redreid chaga. Then everyday shake it until the next full moon or any subsequent full moon. Our next full moon is on July 2 nd ,2015 . On that day I will be filtering the Chaga Mushroom out of the alcohol . I will be using either a mesh stainer or cheese cloth. The remaining clear liquid is your tincture.
The next step is to bring your proof down to around 60 to 70 proof which is 30% -35% alcohol. You dilute it with water a good spring water or purified water . We will be using Spring water because we have access to it. The amount of water that you add is two-thirds the volume of the 100 proof extract . When this is accomplished , pour into bottles with eye droppers. The bottles should be glass.
The dosages of the Chaga Tincture for healthy people is 3 to 6 full droppers a day . For people who need assistance to improve health , the dosage is significantly increased to as high as 20 to 40 full droppers per day. This dosage information was taken from Chaga – The King Of Mushrooms by David Wolfe
I have read this information from “The Minnesota Mycological Society had a fungus exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota . There was a big chunk of Chaga on the table. One of the visitors was a Russian Physician . She immediately recognized it and enthusiastically told us about how it is used in her country . The Chaga is used as a very concentrated alcohol tincture . The prescription : give three times daily one drop of the tincture for each year of the patients age . So for me that would be 62 drops three times a day .” This information came from – Ron Spinosa, The Chaga Story , The Mycophile 47 ,no.1
For myself I will be using it by how many drops for every year of my age because I feel that you have better control. Seeing as I am 63 I will split it into three times a day at 20 drops each time. Seeing as I am healthy person.