Kombucha – Harbinger and Safety Net
March 13th, 2009 | Cultured Foods, D.I.Y., alternative, article, Central Asia, defense, detox, digestion, fermentation, fungus, hepatitis A, homegrown, immunity, Kombucha, liver, mushroom, prevention, probiotic, security, Sustainable, swine flue, symbiotic, toxin
Mutual assistance enriches even the poor. – Chinese Proverb
A couple years ago I finally had a chance to start making kombucha. My sister had gotten a hold of a kombucha mother/starter (known as a SCOBY – Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) while doing a house call, (she’s a nurse). Kombucha is a fermented tea created by a mysterious symbiotic colony of yeasts and bacteria. It looks and feels like a rubbery pancake, and floats on the top of strong black tea and sugar for 7-10 days. The resulting liquid is similar to fizzy iced tea and is very good for cleaning out toxins, supporting the liver and digestive system.