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 we want to see improvements in our health. Otherwise, why bother, right?
So, let’s dive into the exciting world of lactic-acid bacteria, and how they benefit your kombucha brew.
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Research into Chinese herbal kombucha tea. Does it help protect against foot-and-mouth-disease?
Today’s research paper is Anti-foot-and-mouth disease virus effects of Chinese herbal kombucha in vivo by Naifang Fu and colleagues, and was published in 2015 in the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology.
In brief, the researchers wanted to see if treating swine and cows with Chinese herbal kombucha would have any protective effect against infection with foot-and-mouth-disease virus. They had good reason for hoping it might be the case, and their research is highly promising.
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