When there is milk containing bacteria, people panic because a little more will have an impact on health. Another case with Kombucha tea is indeed mixed with bacteria, this herb even claimed more useful than ordinary tea. Bacteria and yeast in Kombucha tea cause this beverage feels rather sour because of fermentation. There are also those who call it mushroom tea because the brewed plate actually consists of bacterial colonies and mushroom.
The usefulness of kombucha tea for treatment has long been applied. Kombucha or often called kombu tea is fermented tea, sugar, and kombu mushroom. Talk about taste, many people do not like the taste. Some describe it like a combination of champagne and carbonated apple vinegar. In fact, people who love vinegar or fermented foods and drinks will also not like the taste.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha name is taken from a Korean, Kombu, which brings old traditional medicine more than 2,000 years to Japan in the 5th century. This herb was imported from China to Japan. In the era of the Japanese empire in the fifth century, Emperor Inkyo suffered from constipation for many years. The Emperor was severely tormented for having to rule the kingdom in a state of illness that never healed. Then in 414 AD, a Korean physician named Kombu discovered a magic potion that could cure his illness. The magic potion is called ‘Kombucha’. Kombu is the name of the physician, while Cha means tea.
Since then, Kombucha tea has come to be known as a health drink and is spreading rapidly throughout the world. Now the drink is already popular in various regions including Russia, Europe and various countries in the Asian continent. Various claims are emerging, some say Kombucha tea can lower cholesterol and treat cancer. Some even apply it to the scalp to overcome baldness so that people call it wonder tonic.
For those of you drinking it for the first time, it will surely be surprised by the sour taste. However, knowing the benefits to health will make you accustomed to drink it. This product also has no alcohol content. This tea-based probiotic drink has many benefits. Kombucha is useful for curing diseases, ranging from colds, flu, constipation, ulcers and reducing the addiction to sugar. Here are the list of kombucha benefits for health:
- Kombucha as a very powerful antioxidant
- Anti-free radicals
- Anti cancer for almost all types of cancer
- Anti-tumor both benign and malignant
- Improve your metabolism
- Bringing a bowel movement
- Improves skin elasticity and youthfulness
- Improve and maintain blood vessel
- Drinks to make youthful
- Cures joint pain or rheumatism
- Cures heartburn
- Natural antibiotics to prevent infection
- Treating canker sores
- Healthy eyes
- Strengthen the heart muscle and prevent heart attacks
- Treating constipation
- Relieves dry cough and cough with phlegm
- Improve the sleep quality
- Remove toxins from the body
- Maintain liver health
- Helps probiotic bacteria in the gut
- Prevent intestinal worms
- Increase concentration
- Prevent stroke
- Lowering blood pressure in people with hypertension
- Helps lower bad cholesterol
- Smooth blood circulation in the brain, maintaining the health of the brain membrane
- Cleans blood from toxins due to drugs in the long-term
- Relieves muscle pain
- Get rid of bad breath due to indigestion
- Kombucha is very good to drink during drug rehab, alcohol, and heavy smokers
- Increase sexual arousal
- Relieves migraine (headache)
- Treating skin fungus by compressing the affected skin with kombucha water several times a day
- Lose excess weight
- Optimize kidney function
- Relieves menstrual pain
- Nourish hair and maintain healthy skin
- Nourish the pancreas
- Soaking the feet in water kombucha can heal cracked heel
- Treat sinusitis
- Relieves hemorrhoid
- Nourish the spleen
- Kombucha water if splashed into the toilet will reduce the stench of septic tank
Kombucha side effects
Metabolic acidosis or increased acidity levels in body fluids is one of the side effects of Kombucha tea. Other side effects that have been reported are poisoning and liver damage because they are forced to work harder to metabolize acids. This may happen because the process in making kombucha tea is not sterile so that contamination occurs.
Although there has never been any advice from related parties to not drink Kombucha tea, you should also be careful. Nutritionists also recommend that kombucha be consumed by people with strong immunity, and not taken in large quantities in a short time. The Kombucha tea consumption is only reasonable, not more than 120 mL per day.