Kombucha Tea : What are the Health Benefits of Kombucha Tea?
Kombucha Tea called the ‘miracle cure-all’ is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. This powerful health drink is reported to be the answer to many health problems.
Kombucha pronounced [Com-boo-cha] is made and drunk right around the world. It has been a ‘secret formula’ for those ‘in the know’ and a lifesaver for many poor people in the less blessed nations. Although it’s sometimes referred to as kombucha mushroom tea, yet kombucha is not a mushroom — it’s a colony of bacteria and yeast. It is made by adding the colony to sugar and tea, and allowing the mix to ferment. The resulting liquid contains vinegar, B vitamins and a number of other chemical compounds.
Due to its very pleasant taste, many people use Kombucha Tea as a drink for guest and special occasions. You can even change the flavour to suit your taste. But taste only comes second to what Kombucha has to offer. What’s really great about Kombucha Tea is the health benefits that you can get from it. It is said that Kombucha Tea works with your body to stimulate the immune system, ability to fight sickness and disease as well as bring a healthy balance back to your metabolism and help improve your digestion and liver function. However, there’s no scientific evidence to support these health claims.
Yet, there have been reports of adverse effects to Kombucha Tea drinkers, such as stomach upset, infections and allergic reactions. It should not be brewed in ceramic, lead crystal, or painted containers, as the acidity of the tea can cause it to absorb harmful elements from its container. Lead poisoning has been reported in at least two people who brewed Kombucha tea in a ceramic pot.
Many researchers, chemists and others from the medical profession have spent time investigating the sometimes quite astonishing results from this natural remedy. Even the FDA (food and drug administration) have researched Kombucha Tea and even warned consumers to use caution when making and drinking the tea.