I made another batch of Kombucha last night!! I have been making this for over 20 years! Our oldest son had leaky gut when he was a baby and had terrible allergies. I got a recipe for this from my sister-in-law and obtained a SCOBY and was making this amazing brew long before it was popular and cost $4-$5 a bottle!!
Dr. Axe has a great article on Kombucha which includes directions. Here are just a few of the high-lights;
Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese and originating in the Far East around 2,000 years ago, kombucha is a beverage with tremendous health benefits.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage of black tea and sugar (from various sources including cane sugar, fruit or honey) that’s used as a functional food. It contains a colony of bacteria and yeast that are responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar. After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied with the following effects:
- Improved Digestion
- Weight Loss
- Increased Energy
- Cleansing and Detoxification
- Immune Support
- Reduced Joint Pain
- Cancer Prevention
My youngest son and I enjoy it the most and a batch a week keeps us stocked up! I like to add ginger to some of the batch and berries to the other half, for variety. If you are interested in obtaining a SCOBY we are making them available- send us an email!
We are walking this health journey right along with you, a little springier with Kombucha!!