Health benefits of kombucha

Health benefits of kombucha

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered kombucha, which they named “immortal health elixir” for its many health benefits.

Kombucha is a mix of bacteria and yeast.

To this day, the health benefits of Kombucha have been regarded as potent and almost miraculous.

Kombucha, which is also known as “Manchurian mushroom” and “tea mushroom,” as well as by 80 other names around the world, has been used as a curative for over 2,000 years, primarily in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Manchuria province of China“, said Dr. Keith Steinkraus, a microbiologist at Cornell University in Ithaca.

Dr. Keith H. Steinkraus (1918–2007) was an American food scientist who was well known in food fermentation.”The culture contains enough antibiotic to discourage bacteria and its high acid content is quite resistant to invasion of problematic organisms,” he said. But, he added, the tea does not become sufficiently acidic until it has fermented for four or five days.

Let’s look at the health benefits of kombucha.


Kombucha is an excellent source of glucosamines, which have been found to be beneficial in reducing inflammation and can even be beneficial in reducing migraine headaches, and inflammatory related diseases.

Glucosamines also increase the production of synovial hyaluronic acid, which can preserve cartilage and act similarly to NSAIDs in reducing pain and inflammation in the body.

Cancer prevention:

A compound called glucaric acid found in kombucha tea may help prevent cancer. However, larger scale studies need to be conducted before these benefits are confirmed.


Kombucha tea is a potent detox because of the good bacteria, acids, and enzymes it contains.These components detoxify the body, reduces load on the pancreas, and helps maintain a healthy and clean liver.

Helps with arthritis:

Kombucha is high in glucosamines, which are essential for healthy joints. Glucosamines help create hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain healthy cartilage, and provides pain relief comparable to over the counter NSAIDs.

Immune booster:

Kombucha tea is rich in antioxidants, which protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress and boost the immune system, helping the body recover from cold and flu.

Weight loss:

Kombucha removes toxins from the body, aiding in weight loss. It also boosts metabolism, which helps with weight loss as well.

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1. “The Amazing Health Benefits of Kombucha.” NaturalNews. NaturalNews, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2014.

2. “Potential Use of D-glucaric Acid Derivatives in Cancer Prevention.” Science Direct. Cancer Letters, Oct. 1990. Web. 09 Mar. 2014.

~ Article reviewed by our Medical Advisor


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