Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2,000 years ago, Kombucha is packed with amazing health benefits.
This fizzy drink is made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture or in other words ‘’tea fungus ‘’. The result can taste like something between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on what kind of tea you use.
The culture itself looks like a beige or white rubbery pancake. It’s often called a ‘scoby’ which stands for ‘ symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts.
It first showed up in the Northeast China, around 1,500 years ago, then it traveled to Japan where it was used to treat the digestive health problems that Kingyo was facing. Today, it is available worldwide. You can fin dit in most health food Bio stores or you can prepare it yourself at home.
There is a lot of evidence from people who have been using kombucha over the years. Some of the many health benefits reported include :
1. Energy Booster
Drinking this tea on a regular basis (one cup a day) can significantly increase your energy levels and performance.
2. Natural Detoxifier
The major role of the good bacteria that is in our Gut is to detoxify the body from heavy metals, toxins an etc. The kombucha has pro-biotics and enzymes so adding more of this good bacteria in your Gut can only speed up the detoxification process and boost the function of our liver.
3. Digestive Health
Some study and research have shown that this amazing ‘’tea fungus’’ can prevent or treat leaky Gut and Stomach ulcers. It does have bacteria, but it is not hamrful. Instead, its the good beneficial bacteria known as Apathogens, who compete with the harmful ones known as Pathogens.
It is important to know when treating digestive issues with this magical drink, sometimes the symptoms can get worse/issues can get worse before they get better because it needs time for the good bacteria to reach a state of homeostasis.
4. Joint Health
It is loaded with Glucosamines, which increase the production of synovial hyaluronic acid. This helps the preservation of collagen in our body and prevents arthritic pain.
5. Anti – Ageing Benefits
So not only supports and preserves the collagen in our bones and joints, but our overall body, which helps with reducing the appearance of skin wrinkles.
It has also been used as a remedy for treating acne, constipation, hypertension, headaches and treating colds.