Health Benefits of Kombucha Tea

Kombucha, or tea mushroom, is a tea-like beverage known for its detoxifying and immune-enhancing properties.

In fact, Kombucha is a mixture of sugar and black tea that was left for fermentation for about 10 days. The final product turns to be rich in a range of health promoting elements, which are quite useful for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Kombucha tea has a refreshing apple cider-like acid taste. However, the taste may vary depending on the fermentation time and type of tea used.

Biology of Kombucha tea

Kombucha is a mixture of bacteria that includes Actobacter (Acetobacter xylinum, Acetobacter ketogenum) and Pichia fermentans, and various yeasts, mostly Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Torulaspora delbrueckii and Zygosaccharomyces bailii.

In addition Kombucha has a wide range of organic acids, enzymes and vitamins, particularly B1, B2, B6, B12, and vitamin C, known for its immune boosting properties.

Benefits of Kombucha

No clinical studies have been performed to reveal health effects of Kombucha. However, Kombucha brewers have claimed that this beverage has remarkable therapeutic benefits, including:Kombucha

  • Allergy relief;
  • Better condition of hair and nails;
  • Better concentration;
  • Better eyesight, cataracts and floaters;
  • Improvement in skin tone and condition;
  • Increased Libido;
  • Lower Blood Pressure & Cholesterol;
  • Migraine relief;
  • Relief of ulcer pain and digestive problems;
  • Reduced sugar cravings;
  • Relief of arthritis;
  • Weight loss.

 

When brewed correctly, Kombucha tea is safe to be taken by diabetics and Candida sufferers, as the sugar is fully transformed into organic acids, and therefore cannot harm.

Kombucha should not be taken during pregnancy, as it may contain a certain amount of alcohol (up to 1.5%).

Nowadays there are more than seven million Kombucha brewers world-wide.

 

 

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