Organic Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years. Organic Kambucha tea contains probiotics and antioxidants that can kill harmful bacteria and may help fight several diseases.
Here are the major health benefits of Organic Kambucha Tea:
1. Organic Kambucha Tea is a natural source of Antioxidants :
Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals which can damage your cells.
Organic Kombucha, especially when made with green tea, might have antioxidant effects in your liver (1)
Animal studies consistently find that drinking kombucha reduces liver toxicity caused by toxic chemicals (2)
2. Organic Kambucha Tea is a natural source of probiotics :
Probiotics provide your gut with healthy bacteria that can improve your digestion, inflammation and may promote weight loss.
Organic Kambucha Tea is made by adding specific strains of bacteria, yeast and sugar (SCOBY) to black or green tea. Then we allow it to ferment for a week or more. Fermentation produces several acidic compounds, trace levels of alcohol along with probiotic bacteria (3)
3. Organic Kambucha Tea can fight against microbials :
Kombucha is rich in tea polyphenols and acetic acid. These compounds have been shown to suppress the growth of undesirable bacteria and yeasts (4)
4. Organic Kambucha Tea may lowers cholesterol and prevent heart diseases :
Kombucha has been shown to improve “bad” LDL and “good” HDL cholesterol levels in rats (5)
It may also protect against heart disease especially due to it’s green tea properties (6)
5. Organic Kambucha Tea may helps in Diabetes :
Diabetes has become a serious health problem because it is a major risk factor associated with metabolism disorders and liver-kidney dysfunctions.
Rat studies have shown that kombucha tea induces lowering of blood glucose and efficiently protect the liver-kidney functions in diabetic rats (7)
6. Organic Kombucha Tea May Protect Against Cancer :
Cancer is a leading cause of deaths across the world. Anti-cancerous properties of Tea specially Green tea, has been studied several times before (8)
Some of the studies have shown that Kambucha tea may decrease the survival of prostate cancer cells and may be useful for the prostate cancer treatment or prevention (8)
However, Whether Organic kombucha has any anti-cancer effects, that needs to be confirmed with further studies.
Word of Caution :
Organic Kambucha is healthy when made and consumed properly. There is ample evidence for the benefits of tea and probiotics, both of which are found in kombucha. However, the limited evidence currently available raises considerable concern that contaminated or over-fermented kombucha tea can cause serious health problems and even contain about 3% alcohol (9)