|Kombucha mushroom or SCOBY culture is known throughout the world by many cultures, where it is taken
as a daily health tonic and used as a home remedy. Although it is called a mushroom, it is not a mushroom at all
as it does not produce spores or "fruit". The kombucha mushroom or Scoby can be describe as an organic
organism, appearing light brown or creamy white in colour. The culture forms a disk like layer that grows on
top of the liquid tea/sugar mixture and will take the form of the container that is in, which is why most look
circular in the pictures you may see. Again, it is not a mushroom at all, but really a yeast culture that has a
symbiotic relationship with various bacteria which duplicates itself during each brewing cycle. The correct
name for the kombucha mushroom is a S.C.O.B.Y - "symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast." The culture may
look fragile, but it is really thick and leathery in consistency. The finished brewed tea should be regarded
principally as a live food unusually rich in nutritive properties. The finished fermented product taste something
like cider with nice fizz. As with yogurt or miso, the bacteria and cultures in kombucha are a great source of
nutrition, aiding in metabolic function and balance.
|Metabolic balancing and detoxification is accomplished through the actions of several acids
naturally present in the tea. The first is glucuronic acid, which is normally produced in the liver, a
powerful detoxifier. It effects are being able to pull toxins, including environmental toxins such as
pesticides, herbicides, from the body. It also helps in the removal of metabolic waste products,
such as uric acid and cholesterol. Research believes that glucuronic acid, a by-product of
kombucha, aid in enhancing the body's immune system as part of this detoxifying support.
Another acid contained within kombucha is lactic acid. Lactic acid helps to increase the body's
energy supply by increasing oxygen levels in the blood and enhancing cellular respiration. It also
helps to balance the pH of the blood and supports liver functions. This acid encourages the growth
of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, which in turn, improves digestion and aids the body in
breaking down nutrients.
Organic kombucha mushroom or Manchurian tea also contains other important organic acids such
as acetic acid, an antiseptic that inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. Usnic acid, a natural
antibiotic, and gluconic acid which helps to protect the digestive tract. Also contained is malic acid
which aids in preventing muscle fatigue and oxalic acid which stimulates energy at the cellular level.
This is just the beginning of the beneficial substances contained within the cultured tea. However
since the kombucha/Manchurian tea is a living organism the composition is not standardized and
may vary from batch to batch. The type of tea used, steeping time of the tea, amount of time that
the tea is allowed to ferment, and the strength of the kombucha culture all effect the potency of the
finished product. This is one reason to obtain a fresh mushroom culture and to use organic
ingredients when brewing your own batches of tea.
|Although effects from drinking
the tea are individual, the most
commonly observed are:
· balancing the metabolism
· cleansing the blood and regulating
the acid/alkaline levels in the body
· improving liver, gall bladder
& digestive function
· detoxifying the body and enhancing
the immune system
· raising energy levels
Traditional, the mushroom or scoby is used
for aiding the body in detoxifying the body,
maintaining metabolic balance, but it is said
to also promote overall wellbeing throughout
the body. People from all parts of the world
use it as a general daily health tonic.
Use before meals to lose weight, after meals
to gain weight.
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