Kombucha is an ancient Asiatic beverage. Believed to have started in China, then Russia, it has spread around the world as a health giving beverage. Claims say it "detoxifies the body and energizes the mind". The Kombucha culture has been known as a mushroom, fungus or lichen. It is now known as a Symbiotic Culture of friendly Bacteria and Yeast or "SCOBY" for short. This living organism ferments sweetened tea to become what is known as the kombucha beverage. The living culture in this drink can help restore good health and prevent illnesses.
There are many different recipes using green or black tea, herbs, ginger or combination. Kombucha can enhance the properties of herbs to intensify their healing abilities.
Kombucha, an ancient food and healing product originally from Asia was widely used in Russia, Eastern Europe and Japan but is relatively unknown in Australia. Kombucha is a living organism, the symbiosis of a number of bacteria and special-yeast cultures which fermented with sweet tea become the Kombucha beverage.
Kombucha is a health giving tea, that is said to aid in reducing symptoms of many ills.