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Kombucha tea

 

                              Kombucha Tea

                                                         The Ancient Rejuvenating Health Drink

                Kombucha is the living relationship  (symbiosis) of a number of bacteria and special yeast cultures.  The Kombucha culture has the following available: sugar (sucrose), water, oxygen, black or green tea.  Kombucha tea can taste similar to apple cider or a refreshing light wine.

Three million users currently enjoy this refreshing tea daily (reported by NBC Dateline) and thousands of Internet users rave about its health benefits (it has its own internet mail-list).

Recent medical news reports support the long held belief that Kombucha Tea may prevent cancer. There have also been reports that Kombucha Tea has cured cancer in some patients. Recent medical studies continue to confirm that those who drink black or green tea show a 60% to 75% decrease in various types of cancer possible due to the strong antioxidant properties of polyphenols found in tea as well as weak acids with antioxidant properties.

Glucuronic acid is  also present in Kombucha Tea, this acid is a metabolite that is produced by a healthy liver and aids in the detoxification of the body. By drinking Kombucha Tea daily you will help prevent your body tissues from absorbing all the toxins and poisons found in our industrial environment that may be making you ill.

Many health benefits have been reported by others from drinking Kombucha Tea, most are likely due to its cleansing, detoxifying and acidifying effects. The health and healing benefits of this remarkable “living” tea are varied and may also vary from person to person. The tea has been reported to help the following conditions:

Cancer, Parkinson disease, Impotence, Low energy, Fibromyalgia, AIDS, Arthritis, Asthma, Acne, High Blood Pressure, Various gastro Intestinal Ailments, Bronchitis, Candida, High Cholesterol, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Colds & Flu, Constipation, Infectious Diarrhea,  Fluid retention, Gout, Impaired Immune system, Kidney problems (including stones), Prostrate problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sleep disorders, Tonsillitis, Sinus problems, Hair growth & graying, Reduction of Skin wrinkles, Menopause & PMS, Glycolysis reduction, Weight Loss.

Above is only a partial list of the benefits reportedly seen from the consumption of the tea.

WHAT IS IT MADE OF?

Below is a list of some of the major ingredients found in Kombucha Tea:

Various enzymes

Acetic acid- detoxifier

Carbonic acid –presents in blood aids in CO2 release and regulation of blood PH levels.

Folic acid – a B vitamin, works with vitamin B12 in reducing homocysteine, a risk factor for heart disease. Supplementation may prevent, correct deficiencies caused by, or be helpful with Aging, Cancer, Crohn’s disease, Heart disease (atherosclerosis & hypercholesterolemia), Immunodepression (including AIDS & CFIDS), Memory loss (including Alzheimer’s disease), Osteoporosis, Periodontal disease.

Gluconic acid – acts as a food preservative and is a product of the breakdown of glucose.

Glucuronic acid – Vital to detoxification of the body also produced by the healthy human liver. A percusor for mucopolysaccharide which aid in the prevention of skin tissue aging.

L(+) Lactic acid – detoxifier, assist blood circulation, helps prevent bowel decay and constipation. Aids in balancing acids and alkalines in the body and believed to help in the prevention of cancer by helping to regulate blood PH levels.

Usnic acid – inhibits viruses and a anti-bacterial agent

Amino acids (various) –anti-aging properties, aids in the body’s production of Growth Hormone (GH).

Hydroxy acids (various)

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – believed to aid in the prevention of arthirtic conditions, atherosclerosis, cancer, free radical damage, skin aging, stroke, brain cell aging and an immune system stimulant.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – believed to aid in the prevention of allergies, arthirtic conditions.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin, niacinamide) – believed to aid in prevention of arthirtic conditions, hair loss and free radical damage. Aids in healing of skin tissue. Promotes sexual excitation and stamina, also used as a tranquilizer substitute in high doses.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – believed to aid in prevention of atherosclerosis, free radical damage, obesity, rheumatism, stroke and promotes “sex flush” and orgasm.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, cyanocobalamin) – believed to aid in memory and learning functions.

Vitamin C (from Lactic acid) – numerous known health benefits, too many to list.

HOW DOES KOMBUCHA WORK?

Kombucha is an effective metabolic balancer (helping the various organs work together), probiotic (supporting the beneficial bacteria), adaptogen (balancing processes that get out of kilter) and detoxifier.  The probiotic case for Kombucha is that it encourages healthier intestinal flora by introducing lactic acid-producing bacteria. These work in a similar way to acidophilus bacteria, the active ingredient in live yoghurt. An old saying, ‘healthy gut, healthy body’ puts it simply. The acidity level of the gut is all-important, as is the health of its microbial flora which play a crucial role in the functioning of the whole body.

HOW MUCH KOMBUCHA SHOULD ONE DRINK?

Begin drinking 60ml (2 ozs) daily on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, you can drink it after eating.  The different constituents of the tea will work on the body differently depending on if there is food in one’s body or not. After 2 weeks, include another  dose in the afternoon and in the evening. This is a guideline, there is no necessity to stick to it. You should find out for yourself what is the best dosage for your own needs. There are people who drink larger quantities, including between meals as well, and who feel very well on it.

REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER TO FLUSH THE TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY

The Kombucha tea can keep at least a year or so, if refrigerated. It is normal for the liquid to develop a small Kombucha colony even in the sealed bottle

NOTE: Detoxification or cleansing reactions may occur.  Some possible detoxification symptoms are fatique, headache, diarrhea, gas, stomachache, skin rash, flu symptoms, cough, fever.  If you want to slow down the reactions, stop the tea until the reactions are gone and then start back with 30ml (1 oz) a day for a week and gradually increase to 120ml (4 ozs) a day.

 CAUTIONS

Tea is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers as it may lower the blood PH level of the mother with unknown effects on a fetus or infant’s milk,  Very infrequently some very few new tea drinkers may experience minor intestinal distress which generally passes after their stomach flora adjusts to the tea.

Excessive consumption of the tea may lead to the development of metabolic acidosis, persons with pre-existing medical conditions which might be adversely affected by the lowering of ph blood levels should not drink excessive daily amounts of Kombucha tea. Drinking equal amounts of water lowers the risk of acidosis when daily consumption of the tea is excessively higher than the normal consumption of 120ml – 240ml (4 to 8 oz) per day.

TESTIMONIALS  from people who have experienced various health benefits from drinking kombucha tea.  Generally, better digestion, increased energy and a  feeling of well-being are being reported besides the specific benefits mentioned below:

Relief from constipation

 – Dr. S. Ravibalan, Medical Doctor

–  KV Soon, General Manager

– Livvy Ang, Home-maker

– Linda Sim, Legal Counsel

– Wong Yin Joo, Home-maker

Hair – thicker/darker/new hair growth

– Chong Wai Leng, Familyplace

– KC Lim, Home-maker

– Nirmala Mathavan, Teacher

– Yip Soon Chee, Director

Relief from arthritic-type symptoms

– Swarna Kumari Devi, Senior Citizen

– Sheila Foong, Businesswoman

– Tee Siew Tuang, Home -maker

No more hemorrhoids (piles)

 – Juliana Ang, Procurement Coordinator

–     Mdm Koh Ai Jin,  Senior Citizen

–     Mdm Tan Cho Tey,  Senior Citizen

Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

– Pang Soon Huat, Engineer

Clears and improves skin – Sudha Pillay, Law Lecturer

Relief from sinus – Christoppa s/o Dorairaja, Planner

No more asthma attacks – J. Bradfield, Teacher

               Refer to further testimonials at www.earthcalls.com/katest.htm

References:         

 1. Kombucha – the Miracle Fungus Book by Harald W.    Tietze, Fifth Edition , 1995.

2. www.kombucha-tea.com/kombu/abtkom.htm

3. www.kombucha2000.com/kombuch2.html

4. www.chrhansen.com/human_probiotics…t_are_probiotics/ what_are_probiotics.html

For further information please contact:

Kombucha Tea House  (1287572-K)   H/P: 012-2673332                

June 12, 2007 - Posted by | Kombucha

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