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For the Japanese drink konbu-cha made from dried seaweed, see Kelp tea. Numerous sources have claimed health benefits from drinking kombucha, but there is little or no scientific evidence to support this. The exact origins of kombucha are not known. It is thought to have originated in the area of Northeastern China, and was traditionally consumed in that region, Russia, and eastern Europe. According to a 2000 review, “It has been claimed that Kombucha teas cure asthma, cataracts, diabetes, diarrhea, gout, herpes, insomnia and rheumatism.
They are purported to shrink the prostate and expand the libido, reverse grey hair, remove wrinkles, relieve haemorrhoids, lower hypertension, prevent cancer, and promote general well-being. They are believed to stimulate the immune system, and have become popular among people who are HIV positive or have full-blown AIDS”. A 2003 systematic review characterized kombucha as an “extreme example” of an unconventional remedy because of the great disparity between implausible, wide-ranging health claims lacking evidentiary support, and the potential for harm that kombucha has. Reports of adverse effects related to kombucha consumption are rare. It is unclear whether this is because adverse effects are rare, or just underreported. Some adverse health effects may be due to the acidity of the tea, which can cause acidosis, and brewers have been cautioned to avoid over-fermentation. Drinking Kombucha can be harmful for people with preexisting ailments.
Due to its microbial sourcing and possible non-sterile packaging, kombucha is not recommended for people with poor immune function, women who are pregnant or nursing, or children under 4 years old. Kombucha culture, when dried, becomes a leather-like textile known as a microbial cellulose that can be molded onto forms to create seamless clothing. The mixed, presumably symbiotic culture has been further described as being lichenous, in accord with the reported presence of the known lichenous natural product usnic acid, though as of 2015, no report appears indicating the standard cyanobacterial species of lichens in association with kombucha fungal components. It is made by putting the kombucha culture into a broth of sugared tea. Kombucha tea made with less sugar may be unappealing. Over-fermentation generates high amounts of acids similar to vinegar. The exact origins of kombucha are not known, although Manchuria is commonly cited as a likely place of origin.
It may have originated as recently as 200 years ago or as long as 2000 years ago. The drink is reported to have been consumed in east Russia at least as early as 1900, and from there entered Europe. The word kombucha is of uncertain etymology, but may be a case of a misapplied loanword from Japanese. Kombucha has about 80 other names worldwide. A 1965 mycological study called kombucha “tea fungus” and listed other names: “teeschwamm, Japanese or Indonesian tea fungus, kombucha, wunderpilz, hongo, cajnij, fungus japonicus, and teekwass”. Kombucha drink is prepared at home globally and some companies sell it commercially.
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