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.