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15 November 2009

Kombucha Be Brewin'

I know, i know, she can be a bit intimidating...IF you are one to judge a book by it's cover...But let me tell you, this beautiful SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) is one generation of a Kombucha family that has definetly aided in my good health and truly gives me a feeling of wellbeing each morning i drink it.

Kombucha General Information
Although commonly called the Kombucha Mushroom, Kombucha is not a mushroom. Kombucha is the cultured growth of beneficial bacteria and yeasts that form a mushroom shaped colony bound in cellulose matrix. Kombucha propagates or recreates another "culture" similar to itself during the fermentation process. When it ferments it produces alcohol, which is then converted into acetic acid (ie. vinegar).Vinegar has been used by humans for thousands of years. The Assyrians, Greeks and Romans thought it an important medicine in its own right.

Kombucha is used to support the healing of a wide variety of diseases and is used in many countries throughout the world. It is said that in Manchuria, the home of Kombucha, not one case of cancer has been detected where the people religiously drink the Kombucha tea. Kombucha contains Vitamins B and C as well as concentrated amounts of protein that is available for immediate use by the body. The naturally formed acid content of Kombucha helps to counter difficulties associated with aging and is thus used as a longevity elixir. Kombucha delivers positive influence on the entire body, rather than targeting specific body organs. It has strong antibiotic, antiseptic and detoxifying properties. It is a blood pH normalizer and assists the body in stabilizing metabolic processes.
Kombucha Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Kombucha Tea has been reported to benefit the following conditions such as arteriosclerosis, cholesterol, high blood pressure, stomach and intestinal problems, constipation, dysentery, all digestive disorders, gallbladder difficulties and gallstones, hemorrhoids, cavities (prevention), skin rashes, boils, hair loss, cancer, AIDS (helps to strengthen the immune system), allergies, tonsillitis, gout, rheumatism, respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, kidney and urinary stones, headaches, nervousness, insomnia, stress, low energy and fatigue, diabetes, glandular imbalances, weak eyes, and impotence.

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(If anyone is interested in starting their own batch of kombucha just message me, i got babies ready to send/give away.  It is extremely easy and cheap to brew, and you can flavor it however you like too, with fresh fruit, ginger,etc...)

1 comment:

  1. Hi!...If you have anymore of those babies I'd love it if you could forward me one to try out. I can trade you for some water kefir if you'd like some of that. Thanks in advance for your consideration. ~JOhnny N.