Occasionally someone will react badly to kombucha

Are you wondering if you have a kombucha allergy? Or some sort of kombucha reaction? Sometimes when people start drinking kombucha they report feeling a bit unwell, or having a touch of “kombucha nausea”. For some people this sick feeling is a good thing – it’s your gut biome getting used to the new healthy…… Continue reading Occasionally someone will react badly to kombucha

Is Kombucha Healthy? A general introduction.

Are there kombucha benefits? Does drinking kombucha tea give you long life? How credible are kombucha tea health claims? Is kombucha tea healthy? Is kombucha probiotic? Is it an antioxidant? Why is kombucha good for you? IS kombucha even good for you?? What does the science actually say? The following article is adapted from the…… Continue reading Is Kombucha Healthy? A general introduction.

Using kombucha to make new medicines

This month we’re having a look at one of the ways in which kombucha might be used to make new medicines and create new treatments in the future. The research paper is Clearance of Free Silica in Rat Lungs by Spraying with Chinese Herbal Kombucha. By Nai-fang Fu et al, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine,…… Continue reading Using kombucha to make new medicines

Know your probiotics – brewing a better kombucha.

When we’re making kombucha, we want it to be as healthy and as health-giving as we can. Because even though it tastes great, most of us are doing this because of kombucha’s health benefits. We want to see improvements in our health. Otherwise, why bother, right? So, let’s dive into the exciting world of lactic-acid…… Continue reading Know your probiotics – brewing a better kombucha.

Anti-viral Kombucha can prevent the spread of Foot and Mouth

Kombucha’s benefits include being a great antioxidant and a probiotic. But is kombucha antiviral? Could drinking kombucha help protect against the flu and other viruses? Today’s research paper looks at using herbal medicine for foot and mouth disease. But not just any herbal medicine. They used a mix of Chinese herbs known for their anti-viral…… Continue reading Anti-viral Kombucha can prevent the spread of Foot and Mouth

Nothing to see here (research paper retracted)

So. Originally this blog post was going to be the exciting follow up to this one. You know, where I get into the nitty gritty about why I thought you’d love to hear about how fermenting herbal teas with a scoby make them even better? But life is a funny old thing sometimes. Before I…… Continue reading Nothing to see here (research paper retracted)