Properties and benefits of the Kombucha tea

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Kombucha is an ancient food and tea with healing properties from East Asia that became very popular in the 1920s and 1930s in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Russia.

It arrived in the United States in the 1980s and was soon known as a miracle remedy for a long list of symptoms, diseases and problems.

Although it is considered a mushroom, kombucha is actually a combination of yeast and bacteria.

The herbalist botanist Pastor Weidinger, a missionary in Taiwan, was shown the tea and its history. Known as k’un pucha among the natives, it is said to have been prescribed for the first time by a Korean healer in the year 414 to treat the health problems of the Japanese emperor.

Weidinger describes kombucha as a lichen, a plant organism that is a symbiosis of algae and fungi, is composed of several tropical yeasts and some bacteria, the most important of which is the vinegar bacterium Acetohacter xylinum.

Dr. Rudolf Sklenar, who has done a large number of experiments with kombucha, says he has successfully used it to treat adult diabetes, hypertension, digestive and bowel problems, rheumatism and gout.

Sklenar published his discoveries in 1960 and these attracted worldwide attention. Nobel laureate Alexander Solshenitzin assured that he had fully recovered from a cancer after taking it.

On the other hand, Ronald Reagan took him every day to treat cancer while he was in office as president.

Kombucha as a remedy

Kombucha is considered a remedy for many ailments such as the following:

Remedy with kombucha tea to stimulate the defenses: enhances the inmunitary system, that is, it defends the organism against the attack of viruses and bacteria, and increases the sensation of well-being and energy level, decreases the symptoms of aids, relieves the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and protects against cancer.

Remedy with kombucha tea for intestinal health: the components that are created during fermentation make this tea a probiotic food with an effect similar to that of yogurt. As this one, it improves digestion and regulates the bowel transit.

Remedy with depurative kombucha tea: favors the elimination of liquids and toxins, and improves liver and kidney function.

Remedy with kombucha tea for the skin: Its external application is beneficial since it clarifies the age spots, improves its smoothness, and relieves burns caused by the sun.

Preparation and properties

Kombucha infusion is prepared using a kombucha culture and a specific formula of tea, water, sugar and vinegar.

This combination causes a fermentation process that produces various acids, enzymes and vitamins. Among the acids, are the usinic acid (antimicrobial agent) and the lactic acid.

After a week, you can, if desired, separate the fungus with a plastic spoon and then strain the liquid. Finally, it can be placed in sealed lid glass jars and left in the refrigerator.

You can leave the kombucha without consuming for a few days, but the taste will be less sweet and more acidic as time passes. Kombucha tea can be changed after 6-10 days.

It is important to note that the kombucha tea drink, once prepared, looks very similar to cider; with a slightly acid and carbonated flavor, without being unpleasant on the palate.

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