from the book "Kombucha - Miracle Fungus"
Every morning we start the day with a refreshing tea-drink.
Nothing unusual about that you might think, except that
our tea is no ordinary brewed beverage. It is Kombucha,
the revitalising and delicious drink which has deservedly
earned itself the reputation of 'miracle elixir'.
Kombucha is an ancient, fungus-like living organism
which, when brewed with sweetened tea, produces a wonderful,
health-enhancing drink. We were introduced to this immune-boosting
treatment through a cousin in California, the sole survivor
in a family who had all contracted cancer through a
polluted public water supply.
Kombucha encourages sharing, for it reporduces an offspring
every week, and one finds someone to give it to. We
brought ours back to Britain in June 1994, and have
since given away hundreds to our publishing colleagues,
authors, family and friends and through The Kombucha
Network. Most have adopted it successfully, reporting
definite and individual improvements to their wellbeing
and health. Its use quickly becomes a way of life, enabling
us to do something practical at home for our good health
and for our family, costing virtually nothing. We then
have the added pleasure of passing Kombucha on to our
friends and neighbours, also for their good health,
happiness and wellbeing. It is easy to understand why
its production and consumption in rural Russia is a
way of life, and is passed on from one generation to
Making Kombucha is simple and regarded by many as a
sacred ritual, by others as a focused time when they
put care and consideration into this wonderful living
drink. We have now heard that the Aids community in
California is taking Kombucha as an antidote to the
side-effects of AZT, and its fame has rapidly grown
as a marvellous health drink. The British media have
noted its rising popularity in the UK.
At a time when the amount of pollution in our environments
has grown alarmingly, our immmune systems are going
to need all the help they can get.
What could be better than a natural source of immune
enhancement with a 2,500 year pedigree of healing -
and no bad press at all!!!
This book has an interesting history. It was first published
in Australia in 1994 and circulated initially for the
German speaking community there. Since then it has taken
the Australian, British and American health markets
by storm. The first edition in English has sold more
than 100,000 copies and is now in its sixth printing.
In the new edition there is more information on how
to produce the Kombucha drink, advice on varying the
taste and adding herbs for improving the therapeutic
Anecdotal evidence of how Kombucha therapy has helped
people continues to mount and surprise us daily. It
would be misleading to call it a panacea for all ills,
but many individuals have told us how they have received
specific help from drinking, often in ways they didn't
anticipate. This very informative and practical book
covers all the interesting and relevant points you are
likely to want to know. Knowledge is important and empowering,
giving confidence and clarity to the brewing and sharing
of this potent and remarkable beverage.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is composed of a number of bacteria and special
yeast cultures (different to those affecting candida
suffers) in a symbiotic relationship. This living organism
ferments sweetened tea to become the Kombucha beverage.
The refreshing taste gives one a feeling of wellbeing.
The amount of living yeast it contains gives the Kombucha
beverage an active life which continues after it is
decanted into bottles. Kombucha has become increasingly
highly regarded as an aid to preventing many illnesses.
What can Kombucha help
clearly lengthens the lifespan
detoxifies the body and enhances the immune system
reduces the formation of wrinkles
discourages the formation of cancer
prevents adverse menopausal symptoms
restores visual acuity
strenghens leg muscles
a health remedy against chickenpox and shingles
sexual drive · heals sweaty feet, constipation, joint
and back pains
heals blocked arteries and diabetes
heals cataracts and heart disease
the appetite and heals sleeping disorders
reduces the chance of gall stones and liver problems
reduces obesity and stops diarrhoea
restore colour to grey hair and improves baldness
the blood and acts as a general tonic and energy restorer
improves the function of liver, gall bladder & digestion
wonders with eczema and other skin problems
the suffering of Chronic Fatique Syndrome (ME)