Overview

Kombucha is made by mixing tea (black, green, red, or white) with sugar and other ingredients, and fermenting at room temperature for 7-14 days with a specific mix of yeast and bacteria. It is sometimes described incorrectly as a mushroom.

People use kombucha for cancer, high blood pressure, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Kombucha contains alcohol, vinegar, B vitamins, caffeine, sugar, and other substances. Kombucha might act as an antioxidant.

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