In oriental medicine Kombucha was known before our era.Chinese doctors called it the elixir of health and immortality, since it was believed that it helps chi energy to move in the right direction and restores the process of digestion.In Japan, he has also been known for a long time called "Kombucha."Kombucha is a waste product of two living in symbiosis (living, which brings benefits to both members) organisms: yeast and acetic acid bacteria.This mucous layered formation that is located on the surface and growing medium.Mushroom in the bank acquires a circular shape in appearance it resembles a felt.
surface fungus dense, smooth, the bottom is hanging down with fungus filaments resembling seaweed - is the sprout area, due to which there is an increase of the fungus.
nutrient medium for tea fungus can be any sweet solution (eg, tea).Yeast fungi cause in medium sweet fermentation process (the drink becomes slightly fizzy), which resulted in the formation of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide.Then,
healing properties of tea fungus
In the middle of the last century, the German scientist R.Sklener studied the healing properties of tea fungus, which has led to a surge in his popularity in Europe.
It was found that the drink prepared on the basis of tea fungus, improves digestion and has antibacterial properties.It contains essential for the organism organic acids (lactic, malic, citric, acetic, and others), enzymes, vitamins B B vitamins: the body useful helpers , ascorbic acid, caffeine.
Antibacterial infusion of tea fungus used to rinse with a variety of infections in the oral cavity (inflammation of the gums, oral mucosa).The course of treatment (about a month) this infusion leads to a decrease in blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing? , and the regular use of it activates the general condition of the elderly.When dysbacterioses beverage Kombucha acidifies the intestinal contents, creating a favorable environment for the development of normal microflora, normalizes stools with constipation Constipation - Watch out for food .The drink of tea fungus is able to restore metabolic processes in the body, without causing side effects.
How to prepare a drink from the tea fungus
drink of tea fungus can be prepared in the following manner.Tea brewed rather weak, the rate of - a teaspoon per liter of boiling water, add two tablespoons of sugar, bring to a boil, filtered and poured into a glass jar thoroughly cleaned and cooled.Mushroom thickness of about 1 cm (separated from the lower layers of the parent fungus) was thoroughly washed and immersed in a jar of tea.Most likely, the fungus first sink to the bottom, but eventually rise (gas is released, which raises the mushroom) and begin to grow.Bank does not need to close the lid, so that it does not leak dust cover hole better than several layers of cheesecloth.The drink will be ready in a few days (about a week), the criterion is the degree of readiness of beverage carbonation him: should drink foam when pouring into the glass like a regular soft drink.Pour the drink should be through cheesecloth, straining it.The gauze must be changed daily, and drink stored in the dark.
infusion of tea fungus can be prepared not only for black tea.You can use other extracts, such as green tea (there are a lot of caffeine and so it would be better to tone), various herbs - a delicious drink is obtained by using herbal teas of mint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness , chamomile, lemon balm, etc.Instead of sugar in a drink, you can add honey.
How to care for Kombucha
to care for mushrooms.To do this at least once a month it is necessary to get out of the jar, rinse, remove the lower layers, if the thickness of the fungus exceeded 4 cm. The amount of liquid used should constantly be restored by slabozavarennogo tea with sugar (do not forget to cool down before you pour in the jar!).In no case can not add unboiled water: thus formed insoluble salts that fall to the bottom of the can.Sugar directly brew not added - it must be previously dissolved in the tea.If the tea is too strong, the large amount of tannins will inhibit the growth of fungus.
If the fungus does not wash and do not use the solution, then over time the liquid begins to evaporate, and the top of the mushroom turns brown.This suggests that the fungus will soon die.But if you get it, wash and separate the extra layers, it can recover livelihoods.
Features reception of drink Kombucha
Despite the fact that the drink of tea fungus has a positive effect on digestion, it is not necessary to take people with high acidity of gastric juice, with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, severeliver and kidney diseases with dysfunction of these organs.Take
need to drink half a cup three times a day, preferably after a meal: it will improve digestion, without causing irritation of the gastric mucosa.
drink of tea fungus is definitely good for your health if taken in moderation and always keep in order.