What is the name of a fungus that looks like a burnt growth on a birch tree from afar? It is chaga mushroom, which was appreciated by indigenous peoples for its medicinal properties. As scientists have proved, there was a lot of truth in folk wisdom - it hides inotodiol and lanosterol, compounds responsible for removing damaged cells, including cancerous ones. However, we are interested in the use of chaga more than medicinal uses - as this is also the name of black mushroom growing on trees - in survival. If you want to learn how to use it in the art of survival, be sure to read the new post by Kajetan Wilczyński.