The tea originally was drunk only by the kings and it was a well kept Japanese secret for many years. Thousands years ago the Japanese emperor invited the Chinese emperor and by the end of the visit he wanted to give his guest something very special so he gave him the tea. But, the Chinese emperor didn’t want to keep the tea a secret so he shared the fungus with his people regardless of their social status.
Russia has a long tradition in the use of this healthy beverage, among them called “tea kvass” made by the Japanese fungus.
From Russia, the drink spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark but it seems to have disappeared during the Second World War. After the war Dr. Rudolph Skelnar renewed the interest for the kombucha in Germany, when he started to use in his practice in the treatment of cancer, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure and diabetes.
When the fungus ferments, many complex reactions are happening. It feeds on the sugar in the tea and in return produces other valuable substances that are part of the kombucha liquid: glycolic and lactic acid, vitamins, amino acids, antibiotic ingredients … This is why this mushroom tea is a real small biochemical factory.
This fungus contains more vitamin C than lemons and contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. It also contains various types of enzymes and . It is particularly important to emphasize the presence of milk – L acid, which in one liter of liquid can reach up to 3 ml.
For thousands of years, kombucha has been used as a cure for fatigue, exhaustion, nervousness, anti-aging, anti-narrowing of blood vessels, constipation, rheumatism and diabetes.
Russians use kombucha for treating all sorts of illnesses and refer to it as a “Russian home remedy”.
Kombucha also successfully treats inflamed tonsils, diseases of internal organs, primarily of the inflammation of the stomach, small intestine and colon, against diarrhea, narrowing of blood vessels, high blood pressure, sclerosis, etc.
It is a very interesting subject for research among many scientists and it’s been proven that many of its components have antibiotic and detoxification features that play a special role in the biochemical processes.
The tea of this fungus will help you solve various intestinal problems like constipation and hemorrhoids and to fix the flora. Even though it has a sour taste it won’t cause acid refluxes, rather it will improve the digestion. It will also solve your problems with kidney stones, urinary canals and the bile.
The kombucha and its metabolic products have the ability to regenerate cells and can be an excellent cure for arteriosclerosis. It will also cleanse your blood from toxins by stimulating the metabolism.
The kombucha also helps in constant headaches, joint pain, rheumatism and other problems with aging. Its positive action is proved in a few days, through improved general condition and increase of conditional abilities.
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