What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a living probiotic health beverage made from fermented tea.
Sweetened tea is fermented with a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and yeast (SCOBY), and results in a tangy/sweet concoction similar to a tart apple cider.
For literally thousands of years, people have been drinking kombucha for its' health benefits, and still every day we are learning more and more about why you should be drinking this probiotic powerhouse.
While it's argued that Kombucha originated in either Russia or China, Kombucha's true origins still remain unknown. However, we do know that many ancient soicieties knew very well the the signifance of Fermentation, and the many benefits it holds.
Mostly touted for it's digestive benefits from adding beneficial bacteria (probiotics) to your gut flora, our Kombucha also has an abundance of antioxidants to counteract free radicals that may disturb the digestive system, significant levels of Vitamins A, C, E, B complex, can help to prevent ulcers as well as lessen symptoms such as heartburn and GERD.
Simply put, Kombucha is a natural heath tonic!
While we are all waiting for the FDA to do clinical trials of Kombucha to verify its' proposed goodness, Independent research has shown Kombucha to be beneficial for the following reasons:
- Contains living bacteria and yeast
- Great substitute for soda or coffee
- The large Micronutrient profile, Helps fight food cravings
- Helps maintain the body's crucial, slighty alkaline PH of 7.35
- Micronutrients such as VitaminE, VitaminC, and Betacarotene found in kombucha prevent free radicals from damaging Cells and DNA by means of Oxidation.
- The organic Acids present bind to toxins, reducing the burden on the pancreas and liver. The rich organic acid profile also may prove effective against a variety of pathogens
- Helps maintain proper blood glucose leves, which may prove effective in treating diabetes
- Glucoronic Acid found in Kombucha is an essential builing block of proteoglycans and glycoglycerolipids, which aid in building connective tissues, cartalage, skin, bone, heart and blood vessels.
- Caffiene and Theobromine contained in kombucha have been shown to Relieve headaches & migraines
- Many enzymes found in kombucha helps break down protiens and allow for more efficiant digestive function
Another feature of Kombucha is that, biochemically speaking, it is an adaptogen, that is a substance which has no harmful effects, but which works on a wide variety of conditions by normalising the metabolism of the body, and bringing it back into balance. So, for example, if you have high blood pressure, an adaptogen substance will lower it, and if you have low blood pressure, it will raise it. Kombucha's adaptogen effect is seen mostly through its effect on the liver, the blood and the digestive system, where it normalises the acidity or pH.
~Kombucha Tea for Your Health and Healing
One of the main reasons why Kombucha seems to be efficacious against such a wide spectrum of diseases is that it does not have any specific action on particular illnesses, but rather its systemic detoxification of the whole body through glucuronic acid has an overall beneficial effect that invigorates the entire person........ The following effects may be observed in those who drink the beverage on a daily basis: regulation of intestinal flora, cellular strengthening, detoxification of the entire organism, dross elimination, metabolic harmonization, a general antibiotic effect, a balancing of the blood pH.
The History and Spread of Kombucha
By James Roche
Other Names For Kombucha:
Kombucha, Fungus japonicus, Kargasok Tea, Tea Kvas, Manchurian Mushroom, Japanese Mushroom, Tea Fungus, Tschambucco, Mo-Gu, Cembuya orientalis, Volga spring
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