“The wide variety of complaints relieved by Kombucha is almost not
comprehensible. But it is explainable on the basis that Kombucha
does not target a specific body organ but, rather, influences the
entire organism positively by effecting a stabilization of the
metabolic situation and the detoxifying effect of its glucuronic
acid. In many people, this leads to a heightened endogenic defense
capacity against those toxic influences and environmental stresses
which inundate us from many sides. The result is the invigoration
of a damaged cellular metabolism, and the restoration and firming
up of one’s well-being.” -Gunther W Frank (leading authority on
kombucha tea, author of “Kombucha: Healthy beverage and natural
remedy from the Far East”)
Kombucha is a delicious health elixir that has been around for over 2,000 years. It is made from sweetened tea that has been fermented by a scoby (aka “mother” because of its ability to reproduce multiple scobies, or mushroom)
My experience with Kombucha Tea:
I had my first ever kombucha when I was in my second trimester with Kayden. I decided to try it because I was looking for vegan sources of probiotics and Kombucha is an excellent source of RAW LIVE probiotics!
With my first sip I fell in love. I hadn’t drunk soda in about 6 years so it felt like I was sipping on a strawberry soda!
I immediately felt the effects the Kombucha Tea had on my body and mind. My whole body was tingling, while my mind felt clear and vibrantly awake.
I now drink Kombucha Tea daily. I have learned to brew my own. It’s a very rewarding process that hardly takes any time. Check out this post where I show you how to make your own.
Benefits of Kombucha Tea:
Improves Digestion- Kombuca tea provides RAW LIVE probiotics which are healthy digestive flora which help your body to digest foods and absorb nutrients more efficiently. Kombucha tea has been proven to aid in weight loss for those looking to shed extra un-needed weight.
Alkaline Forming- Kombucha outside the body is acidic, similar to lemons or apple cider vinegar. However, inside the body, it has an alkalizing effect. pH Balance is extremely important to the proper function of your digestive system.
Because of the alkalizing effect on the body and the high levels of glucuronic acid, scientists in Russia and Germany have linked Kombucha Tea to an immunity to cancer.
Reduces Stress- The tea used to make Kombucha contains theanine which promotes alpha wave production in the brain and also increases serotonin levels.
Natural Energy Boost- Theanine + Caffeine, vitamin B6 and other B vitamins, and antioxidants all work together to cleanse and detoxify the liver. The assist in eliminating heavy metals and toxins which allows your body to run more efficiently helping your body absorb the highest amount of nutrients from the foods you eat. Gluconic acid breaks down to Caprylic acid, a potent anti-fungal that can immensely help those suffering from candida.
Aside from the health benefits of Kombucha Tea, you can use Kombucha on the outside of your body for beauty benefits as well. It can be used on the face/skin as a natural astringent. It can be used to keep your hair looking and feeling strong, full of volume, even restoring the color of your hair!
Last but not least, you can pour Kombucha Tea all over your feet to cure athlete’s foot. Hopefully you wont ever have to do that.
I LOVE Kombucha Tea, do you? Do you know anyone who is missing out on these amazing benefits? Tell them about it! :o)
Have a happy & healthy day!!