Kombucha is an ancient Chinese tea that has been known as the ‘Elixir of Immortal Health.’ In the last few years, it has grown in popularity in many Western countries as a healthy drink with many therapeutic benefits to the body. It has all of the many health benefits that tea does, but can contain even more antioxidants and probiotic, making it a super drink, in the most natural way.
Beginning with fermenting black tea and sugar, the bacteria and yeast involved fermenting the tea into a tangy, sometimes fizzy broth, while leaving a rubbery top which is the yeast and bacteria colony that have been left behind. This ‘Scooby’ can be used to begin another batch of Kombucha. If the Kombucha is made properly, with the right recipe and sterilization, it is very, very good for you; here are just some of the benefits.
1. Cleansing and detoxing
When you detox your body, you are often flushing out the liver, pancreas, and kidney. Cleansing these major organs helps them function well and efficiently. Glucaric acid is one of Kombucha’s main features, and it’s this acid, which can perform major natural detoxification in the liver. Cleansing the gut is also important for the growth of good gut flora and drinking Kombucha can quicken the process if ingestion and breakdown of food in the system. Because your major organs have been ‘cleaned’ so to speak, by the regular intake of Kombucha, they function more efficiently.