Kombucha Tea Benefits and Side Effects

Multiple Cures
Posted by Wellbeing1 (Ny) on 01/13/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I believe kombucha cured me of bacterial vaginosis (BV) 6 months ago in July 2015, but I waited some months to confirm effectiveness before posting anything.

Prior to trying kombucha, I had been fighting this situation for 1.5 years. I was always conscious of odor and other related issues.

I tried kefir for 6 months with supplements of folic acid, acidophilus, witch hazel, goldenseal and vitamin c with no cure; there was slight improvement but it was minimal. I did the H2O2 washes & vitamin C suppositories; improvements were always temporary. I knew a cure had to exist, and I thank God for leading me to kombucha. I don't think I read anyone talking about this remedy but it occurred to me as an option worth trying after kefir didn't solve the issue. At that point I figured there was no harm in trying a new remedy through an alternative probiotic route.

The odor and discharge went away within 2-3 days of drinking 8-24 oz daily (depending on my mood). I'll admit I was scared to stop drinking it because I didn't want this to just be another temporary fix. I drank 1-3 bottles/daily for 3 months. The remedy showed itself effective when I went on vacation overseas for 2 weeks; I couldn't bring enough kombucha on my travels to last that long. I drank a bottle that day that I left the country and that was that.

During vacation there was no order or discharge at all. I thank God because those problems didn't come back.

I am so free now with clothing and my body. I recommend that anyone and everyone try this remedy. Also importantly, you can brew your own kombucha at home very cheaply so feel free to try that route if you find it working but don't want to pay $4 per bottle everyday.

Kombucha floods your gut & your body with good bacteria. My skin cleared up and - remarkably - my cellulite went away. My flexibility and strength improved exponentially also. Kombucha seems to have an ongoing effect even after you stop drinking it; my skin continues getting clearer and I haven't had a glass of kombucha in at least 2 months now.

I highly recommend trying this to solve the problem for once and for all. God bless!

Multiple Cures
Posted by Sheila (Portland , Oregon) on 04/20/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I recently started using Kombucha tea to help my mother with acid reflux. Her doctor was very doubtful of this remedy but I decided to give it a try. My local market provided me with a "mother" and some about 8 ounces of starter and I was in the brewing business. I have since started two more gallon jars to keep it on hand. Some un-expected fabulous side-effects were discovered. I lost 10 pounds in a 2 month period and my mother is no longer complaining of symptoms. We both drink 6 ounces of our home-brew a day!!! I love my Kombucha!!!

Multiple Cures
Posted by Rwlaw (Grand Rapids, Mi) on 01/17/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Been drinking Kombucha a little more than three months now and couldn't be happier w/ a cheap ( approx $6 for a 6 gal batch), homebrewed drink that's got me off Diet Dew and made me feel like a kid again (well almost lol).
I'm 56 yrs old and put my body through the ringer more than I should've. I was afraid that I was going to be a good choice for a one person group rate discount joint replacement program! Aches and pains in my body and the loose feeling in my knees are pretty much gone. Energy level is way up and it seems like even the think tank is doing better.
I do approx a qt or so a day and have changed from sugar to honey (raw, unfiltered) as I could'nt stand the sugary taste, a half pound honey per gal of tea, it also seems to ferment out a couple days quicker too.