Tea mushroomis a symbiosis of yeast and acetic fermentation bacteria, "living" in a tea solution.
Top of Kombuchahas a light color and a dense texture, the lower part of the tea fungus consists of threads. Lower part of the fungus responsible for turning ordinary tea leaves into an unusually healthy human fluid.
Kombucha can be easily grown at home, the main thing is to follow the instructions and follow the rules.
How to grow kombucha: instructions
- You can grow Kombucha yourself at home, although this is a fairly long process.
- Take a three-liter jar and pour into it a fairly strong tea with brewing. Tea does not need much - about 0.5 liters.
- Cover the jar with gauze and place it in a warm place.
- Now you just have to watch the process of growing kombucha.
- After 1 - 2 months, a thin film will appear on the surface of the tea solution, which will become thicker and thicker every day.
- If you want to grow kombucha faster, you can add a little sugar to the solution. In this case, the bacteria will begin to multiply faster, therefore, fermentation will occur faster.
- In a few months you will grow up Kombucha, from which it will be possible to prepare an infusion for beauty and health.
Kombucha: how to care?
- Kombucha should be kept only in glass containers, in our case it is a glass jar.
- A jar of Kombucha is recommended to be stored in a warm and dark place (closet or closet). Kombucha should not be exposed to sunlight and cold.
- In order for the mushroom to breathe, it does not need to be covered with a lid; it is enough to close the jar with gauze.
- Do not pour Kombucha hot tea solution.
- Make sure that tea leaves or non-dissolved sugar get onto the Kombucha, therefore, first you need to make a tea solution, and then pour it into a glass jar.
- When Kombucha grows up, it will need to be constantly cleaned. To do this, each time you prepare a tincture of Kombucha, you need to get it out of the jar and rinse it thoroughly with water.
- Kombucha should be washed only with warm water.
- Ready infusion of Kombucha can be stored in the refrigerator.
Infusion of Kombucha
- Prepare a tea solution: 2 tsp will be needed for 1 l of water. brewing and 100 grams of sugar.
- Brew the solution for 15 minutes, then add sugar and mix until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- When the tea solution has cooled down a bit (will be around room temperature), pour it into a clean glass jar.
- Remove the kombucha, rinse it under water and place in a fresh tea solution. The jar where the solution will be prepared must be covered with gauze folded 3 times.
- Place the jar with tea solution and mushroom in a warm place. The infusion will be ready in 5-7 days in winter and in 3-4 days in summer. After cooking it can be consumed.
- Kombucha has a tonic effect and a beneficial effect on the state of the gastrointestinal tract.
- The composition of Kombucha includes gluconic acid, which enhances the immune system, human muscle ability and normalizes metabolic processes. Scientists have proven that Kombucha has antiseptic properties and has the properties of a sparing antibiotic. Thanks to these properties, Kombucha is used to treat colds.
- Kombucha has a lot of cosmetic properties, therefore, women often grow it to maintain beauty and youth. Kombucha narrows pores, cleanses the skin from all sorts of impurities and rejuvenates the skin, making it smooth and elastic. Kombucha for cosmetic purposes is used to make masks, wraps and compresses.
- To make a compress from Kombucha, you need to warm up a little infusion of Kombucha, moisten a napkin in it and put it on your face for 7-10 minutes. Over the napkins impose a towel. With Kombucha you can make an effective face mask.. To do this, peel and chop the banana. Two tablespoons of banana pulp is mixed with 0.5 cups of Kombucha tincture. Add 2 tsp to the mass. olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice and 2 egg yolks. The mask is whipped with a mixer or whisk until smooth and applied to the cleansed face for 30 minutes. The mask is washed off with warm water.
- Kombucha effectively helps with burns. The mass of Kombucha put a thin layer on the burn, then change when the mass dries. The procedure is performed until redness is removed. Kombucha compress helps to quickly deal with burns.
- Infusion of Kombucha good quenches thirst, so it is recommended to drink in the heat.
- Kombucha lowers blood pressure, helps with stomatitis, furunculosis and relieves swelling. Due to its antibacterial properties, Kombucha helps to fight non-healing ulcers.
On the other beneficial properties of this fungus, read the article Kombucha: useful properties.
Harm of Kombucha
Despite its beneficial properties, Kombucha can harm the body, although this is not confirmed by clinical studies. It is believed that the external use of Kombucha does not harm the body. Take the tincture of tea fungus can be pregnant, lactating women and even children. Only under the condition that pure water and high-quality brewing were used to grow the kombucha.
In spite of this, on the use of kombucha impose some restrictions:
- Kombucha is not recommended for people with diabetes, because there is sugar in the tincture.
- Kombucha tincture is not recommended to use more than 3 cups per day.
- You can not drink tincture with a sharp sour taste.
- Kombucha tincture can be taken only two hours before or after taking the medicine.
There are other contraindications. Read about them in the article Kombucha: contraindications.
In general, the drink from Kombucha has no special side effects. However, it is better not to drink it before you get behind the wheel. After all, Kombucha is the result of fermentation, and alcohol is present in it.