How to grow Kombucha?
First about the benefits. Drink Kombucha a positive effect on the immune system and normalizes metabolism. In the drink is much more useful substances, than in the vitamin-mineral complex. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, carbonic, lactic, acetic, oxalic, citric, malic acid – this is not a complete list.
Ayurvedic taste (Rasa): sweet and sour
Energy (virya): cold in the 1st degree
The finish (vipak): sweet
Effect on doshas: reduces Vata well, increases Pitta and Kapha with excessive use.
Prabhava Kombucha negative for stomach, reduced mint. Prabhava is the unique properties that go beyond the common rules. Some properties of herbs are determined not only by their enthusiasm. The herbs with the same energy special properties can be quite different. All this is an expression of prabhava.
About the influence of mint information taken from the article Dmitry Vetrov. Logically, to decrease Pitta-enhancing properties of the drink needed cooling energy mint. And more logical just to accept it in its pure form, without precisaria during fermentation. Better brew a strong infusion of mint and add a bit more if you drink tinctures, Kombucha, or drink a few SIPS after. That advises D. the Winds in his lecture – to neutralize the alkaloids contained in green tea, raspberry leaf, brewed separately.
In everyday life many who consume one glass of the drink Kombucha on an empty stomach very quickly notice an improvement in the digestive tract. Improvements have been seen in gastritis, colitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, dysbacteriosis. Also, the drink very well eliminate even the most severe heartburn.
An enumeration of the composition of the drink is a lot of rows. But what most of all can interest is that the fungus produces hyaluronic acid, which is the main substance of connective tissue. This hyaluronic acid used in cosmetic surgery and surgery on the eyes. Citric acid is also included in many well-known eye drops.
So, in addition to a nice vitamin drink, which improve the condition, those who don't need a lot of fluids (Kapha Constitution) can use the infusion of Kombucha mouthwash, facial cleanser and eye wash. This can significantly improve the condition of skin and mucous membranes.
Recommendations for admission are very different from the fresh infusion, up to 7 days. 1/3 Cup 3-4 times a day to 1.5 liters per day for gastrointestinal diseases, colds, atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol.
Recommended to drink 1 hour before meals and immediately after meals. Some people recommend to use to dilute the drink 1:2. Strict rules do not exist. Pick a regimen for health. Recommended to drink Kombucha for about 2 months, and take a break to prevent irritation of the stomach. Fused and filtered solution of this mushroom is very long and becomes even tastier.
Contraindications follow from the description – if excessive use increases Pitta (as it contains many different acids, and a state of high Pitta is often increased acidity). Infusion Kombucha should not be used gastric ulcer, hyperacidity of gastric juice (this is a state of high Pitta).
Increases Kapha, as it has a sweet and sour taste and cold energy (that which increases Kapha). Also drinking plenty of fluids Kapha not recommended.
Infusion Kombucha should not be consumed if you have diabetes (sugar), gout, and fungal infections (as any fermented foods do not contribute to the abatement process).
Any food, taken by mouth, can become a poison and a medicine. It all depends on the quantity. It refers to excessive use. If you will take sometimes in reasonable quantities, it is likely that any vikriti will benefit. Warnings are given if excessive use.What to do with the infusion, which is constantly produced and the whole him not to drink?
Use it for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. The infusion stimulates the excretory functions of the skin, improves blood circulation, refreshes, smoothes and tones the skin without changing its natural acidic environment, as the skin is by nature acidic, not favorable for many microorganisms that are pathogens of various diseases. So after washing with soap, rinse the skin with infusion of Kombucha for 30 days and more exposure. Infusion Kombucha 30-day exposure is almost universal – it can be used for skin care of face, hands, feet, added to the bath, he has both therapeutic and cosmetic effect, and is useful for any skin type. After using the soap and shampoo the skin's balance leans toward alkaline. It helps to restore acid Kombucha. You can just wash normal cold, you can use seasoned, it can be diluted (for sensitive skin), it is possible to prepare from it the ice and RUB the face after washing.
Infusion of Kombucha prepared all kinds of masks, lotions and hair conditioners are homemade. It removes dandruff and gives hair a natural Shine.
Infusion is well established in the problems of the oral cavity.Where do you get Kombucha? It turns out that it is possible to grow.
In teapot, place 5 tbsp of black tea and pour 0.5 liters of boiling water, leave until the welding is completely cool. Then add in the tea leaves 7 tbsp. sugar, stir thoroughly and strain with a cheesecloth. Pour the sweet strong brew in a glass jar (dishes must be glass), the top cover with cheesecloth and put in a warm place. 1-1.5 weeks will be a strong smell of vinegar. After another 5-6 days the smell will almost disappear, and the surface of the liquid formed a thin pellicle is Kombucha. Every day he will be bigger and bigger and bigger, after about 1.5-2 months should grow a full fungus that will continue to grow all the time (with proper care).The drink can be prepared from green tea.
It is even nicer. And the mushroom grows in green tea better brown spots on it not appearing, and lives much longer.
More vitamin drink obtained from fruit of rose hips, fresh or dried. Brew as usual in the preparation of the beverage 4 tablespoons in 0.5 liter of boiling water in the thermos for a few hours. Then follow the previous recipe – pour into a 3-liter jar tincture of rose hips, add 1 Cup cold very strong tea leaves (5 tsp of tea per Cup of boiling water), 7-9 tablespoon of sugar. The number of welding and sugars can vary slightly. Cover the jar with cheesecloth, folded in several layers and put in a warm dark place. The process will develop according to the previously described scheme. Depending on the ambient temperature, the concentration of the solution period may vary.
You can prepare practically any blend of tea and various plants, for example nettles with BlackBerry leaves, mother and stepmother, plantain, birch leaves, strawberry, lime blossom. Per litre of the tincture taken 2-3 teaspoons of the herbal mixture. Cannot be used to prepare those plants that contain a lot of essential oils (sage, chamomile, leaves of currant).