Kombucha is a healthy beverage made of Japanese tea fungus -Kombucha. Kombucha has been used in Eastern Europe, Russia and Japan for several centuries. The name itself kombucha originated in Japan in 415.
In ancient times kombucha was a privilege only for the royal people and it was treated as untouchable secret in Japan. Over thousands of years ago, the Japanese Emperor invited the Chinese emperor as his guest.
When the visit ended, the kindly host wanted to give his esteemed guest something valuable, as a memorable gift.
Of course, kombucha was the gift and so the chinese royals introduced the same regimen regarding the gift in their country. But the humane Chinese Emperor wanted to give his poor people gifts, so the mysterious fungus travelled all over the Asian continent towards the whole world.
Russia has a long tradition of using this healthy drink, called “tea kvass” in that area, and it is made of the Japanese mushroom.
From Russia, the beverage spread to Prussia, Poland, Germany and Denmark but it seems to have disappeared during the Second World War.
After the war Dr.Rudolph Skelnar renewed the interest in kombucha in Germany when he started to use it in his practice in treating cancer, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Kombucha fungus is composed of gelatin-like and tenacious fungal membrane with the shape of a flat disk. The fungus lives in a nutrient solution of tea and sugar, where it constantly reproduces.
Will it really make you immortal? Due to a special process called chelation, which occurs when iron found in the brewing teas (primarily black and green teas) Kombucha has the added benefit of creating an energy boost.
Chelate iron helps boost blood hemoglobin, which improves oxygen supply and stimulates energy on a cellular level. As a result, Kombucha is particularly useful in the treatment of chronic fatigue associated with anemia.
According to a study published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, iron amino acid chelates are better absorbed, less toxic and have fewer side effects than other forms of iron. So while it may not make you immortal, when consumed regularly, it provides life-giving energy.