Popular in the East for over 2,000 years, Kombucha has made its for being the “Immortal Health Elixir”. Made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). It’s an incredibly easy, home brew of health that you introduce in to your daily health regime.
During the fermentation and oxidation processes, the scoby goes through a diverse chemical reaction as it feeds on the sugary tea. In exchange, it produces other incredibly valuable substances that contribute towards its health benefits, and is therefore an actual tiny biochemical factory. Some of which include:
antibiotic substances, and other products
The active substances of Kombucha address the whole body system. Through its friendly metabolistic properties, it can reestablish a normal condition in the cellular membranes without any side-effects and thus promote one happy camper. Let us use these natural powers for maintaining our vitality, activity, as well as our mental and physical capacities.
Consider Kombucha and all other fermented foods your daily dose of pro-biotics, good bacteria, said to help with:
Gut health e.g. constipation
Immune conditions e.g. rhinitis
Candida e.g. thrush
Joint health e.g. osteoarthritis
This month, I have been playing with seasonal flavours that arrived in my Veg Box from Riverford but the joy of having a home brew is that you can get totally creative! So use the recipe below as a guideline but let those creative juices flow with your own Kombucha batch.
For more information, please visit: Acupuncture.com and Kombucha Kamp.