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Kombucha is technically defined as a living and symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, referred to as a SCOBY or Mother. A Kombucha SCOBY is the primary ingredient used to brew a fermented tea that is rich with probiotics. These probiotics are known to activate naturally occurring enzymes in the digestive tract. Kombucha is often, mistakenly called a mushroom or fungus.

Making Kombucha tea is fairly easy, and you can find blogs, forums, videos, SCOBY exchange groups, tutorials, websites to buy supplies, etc. Find out what you'll need to get started.

Kombucha Culture

What's in a Name?

It's often mistakenly called a mushroom, sponge, fungus, or a pseudo lichen. But Kombucha is actually a living cluster of yeast and bacteria.

Kombucha has many names across the world, depending on geographical location, it's affectionately called:

  • The Divine Tsche
  • Fungus Japonicus
  • Magical Fungus
  • Pichia Fermentans
  • Cembuya
  • Tschambucco
  • Miracle Fungus
  • Volga Spring
  • Mo Gu
  • Champignon de longue vie
  • Kochakinoko

Why is Kombucha so Loved?

Millions of people drink kombucha regularly. And more people are discovering it every day. The spread of kombucha's usage attests to its value as a medicinal tea and delicious taste. Throughout history, it's earned a reputation for:

  • detoxifying the liver and blood
  • reducing arthritic pain and menstrual discomfort
  • strengthening the immune system
  • reducing common stress
  • relieving constipation
  • reducing skin wrinkles
  • regulating blood pH
  • boosting memory ability
  • helping prevent atherosclerosis
  • preventing allergies
  • promoting sexual excitation and stamina
  • treating hypercholesterolemia
  • reducing damage from free radicals

Learn more about the health benefits of kombucha.