Is kombucha good for you? This fermented drink has taken over the world and for a good reason. In this article, you will find out everything you need to know about kombucha: what it is, how it is made, its benefits and how to start consuming it.
Kombucha is a fermented drink obtained by fermenting tea with the help of a colony of bacteria and yeast (also called “kombucha mother”).
SCOBY is an acronym for “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast”, which translated means “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast”.
– black or green tea – granulated sugar – the water – kombucha starter – optional flavors (fruit juice, herbs, spices)
– improving intestinal transit and eliminating harmful microbes – mitigating the harmful effects of antibiotic administration
– elimination of constipation and anti-inflammatory and venous tonic effects – helping in the treatment of rheumatism, gout and atherosclerosis and hypertension – stopping migraines – increasing immunity
To make kombucha, you will need: – kombucha SCOBY culture – white sugar – green or black tea – starter liquid – pot for boiling water
– a glass or porcelain jar – rubber band or string – linen or cotton cloth, gauze or paper napkin – bottles – wooden spoon – plastic strainers (if tea bags are not used).
Basically, you boil the water, add the tea and sugar, then let the tea cool and add the starter liquid and the live culture in the jar. Then, it is left to ferment for 7-14 days, depending on the ambient temperature.