So, what in the world is kombucha? The ancient Chinese called it the elixir of life while the hippies referred to it as the “groovy tea”. Kombucha originated from China, Manchuria and in the past was somewhat considered a magical potion that cures just about anything. The name kombucha that we have all come to know, derives from “Dr. Kombu”. It is said that a Korean doctor named Kombu was the first to introduce kombucha and the method of its production to Japan. He even treated the Japanese emperor Inyoko with it, which helped it gain popularity among the Japanese people as a magical cure. However, the truth is kombucha does not cure anything at all, it detoxifies the body and boosts the immune system. Which means, kombucha helps the body heal itself!
The first thing you should know about the kombucha is that it is ALIVE. Yes! When you consume kombucha you are consuming a living liquid creature, so to speak.
Now, what does that exactly mean?
Well, kombucha is the result of creating a SCOBY which stands for the acronym Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. To start a SCOBY you will need a “Mother”, a smaller piece of SCOBBY from an earlier batch of Kombucha.
And, what is a SCOBY?
A SCOBY is basically a colony of yeast and bacteria that is formed on the surface of the kombucha which aids the fermentation process that produces the kombucha.
So, what exactly happens?
The bacteria and yeast in the SCOBY break down the sugar in the tea through fermentation and produce a delicious, slightly sweetened fizzy drink. The fermentation process also increases the concentration of probiotic in the kombucha which is essential for gut health.
Many of us know kombucha for its ability to boost the growth of good gut bacteria and improve overall gut health. However, kombucha is an adaptogen and it works on the whole body, rather than particular parts or system. This means it improves your body at a cellular level and optimizes the body’s overall performance.
As “bacteriosapiens” or bacteria-powered organisms we are home to 90 trillion bacterial cells and so, the beneficial bacteria in kombucha supports the existing bacteria in our body and optimizes our body’s health potential. The history https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinatroitino/2017/02/01/kombucha-101-demystifying-the-past-present-and-future-of-the-fermented-tea-drink/?sh=6f2daa594ae2 (add link on the word “history”) of kombucha shows that it has taken a long journey to arrive here in Malaysia and to be recognised for its amazing health benefits. So, get your bacteriosapien self a living liquid creature and help your body live up to its fullest potential.