Kombucha is a beverage that the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir”. This beverage has been around for more than two thousand years and has a rich history of fighting and preventing cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.
Made from sweetened tea that has been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, Kombucha didn’t gain prominence in the West until just recently. In the first half of the twentieth century, extensive scientific research was done on Kombucha in Russia and Germany. Mostly, because of the push to find a cure for cancer because of the rising rates due to the disease. Russia scientist discovered that the whole country was immune to cancer hypothesized that the Kombucha was the cause behind it. They began a series of experiments which not only verified that Kombucha was the cause, but they began to pinpoint the exact compounds that were beneficial for cancer.
It was only in 1990’s, that Kombucha came to the United States, that the West had done studies on the effects of Kombucha and the stands are quite a few in numbers. As is the case in the United States, no major medical studies have been done because no one in the drug industry stands to profit from the research of a beverage that people can make for fifty cents a gallon.
Here is a list of what health problems Kombucha helps the body with and they detoxify the liver, increase metabolism, improves digestion, rebuild connective tissues, cancer prevention, prevents constipation, boost energy levels, helps with fatigue, reduce blood pressure, relieves headache and migraines, reduce kidney stones, high in antioxidants, destroys free radical that cause cancer, improves eyesight, softens the skin, prevents arteriosclerosis, speeding healing of ulcers, aids healthy cell regeneration, reduces gray hair, and lowers glucose levels.
Here are some of the health benefits from Kombucha and they are the detoxification of the healthy livers, cancer prevention, preventing and treating all types of arthritis, a probiotic beverage which helps the digestive system to improve and reduce or eliminate the symptoms of depression. Kombucha is a rich source of antioxidants which helps to boost the immune system and energy levels.
Kombucha gives the body what it needs to heal itself by aiding the liver in removing harmful substances, promoting balance in your digestive system, and being rich in health providing vitamins, enzymes, and acids. The general consensus seems to be that with regular consumption of this drink, you will notice improves in your immune system and energy levels within a week, the healing of minor ailments within a month or so, and the healing of more radical illness with a year or so.
Remember, that this is a beverage that claims to cure almost everything that is wrong with your body and please remember before starting to consume this beverage to talk to your doctor about what you have read in this article. To ask your doctor what he thinks of Kombucha and listen to what he or she says.
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.