Kombucha Tea - Testimonials - Reviews
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I would have considerable more testimonials if people would just take the time to send them to me, please do so. Doing so will help others who are skeptical about Kombucha to make a decision to give it a try. Earn some good Karma. I also retain a 5 star review rating on TrustPilot.com where you will find more recent reviews.
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August 31, 2016
Subject: Making the Tea
"In June of this year, I purchased the Kombucha culture from Kombucha America and promptly popped the cultures into my fridge. Vacations and other interruptions kept me from actually putting it to the test until a little over a month ago. I did not do the easy brew method but rather the traditional method. After 2 weeks of sitting quietly I took a peek....nothing. Hmmmmm. I closed it back up. Three weeks....nothing big. A little foaminess around the edge. A little cloudiness. So I closed it up again. 4 and 1/2 weeks...opened it up again. Perfect! Weird light tan globby thing on the top. I poured it all through a strainer. The "mushroom" was surprisingly firm and intact. The kombucha was a touch sour and slightly carbonated. It tasted a little like carbonated apple juice, but not so sour. I like it. I made all my family members try it. Mixed results there. I will definitely be making this again. I have a daugher with IBS and I hope this will help. Thanks for providing this service!"...B.B.
(This particular customer did not keep the tea at the proper brewing temperature and that is why it took so long to ferment and the mushroom to grow. The warmer the temperature the faster the tea ferments, at the proper temperature it is usually ready in 7 to 9 days... Scott)
June 6, 2016
"I have felt a big improvement in my digestion from the Kombucha. I'm so thankful for this great product."...S.S.
June 6, 2016
Subject: Wound Healing
"I have been making Kombucha tea for 30 years and have discovered a benefit from the culture itself. I have had several surgeries and almost cut the end of my finger off. I take the culture (cut it to size) and place on the incision or wound, wrap saran wrap around or on top of wound and tape the edges so there is no leakage. I do this at night or immediately when a wound occurs. I remove the bandaging to allow the wound to breathe. I do the same procedure for 2 more treatments. The wound will totally heal, there will be no scar and no nerve damage. I have a friend who had third degree burns to the top of her foot going up into the ankle (the bend) The doctors topical medication was doing nothing. I gave her a culture to last for 3 treatments. The burn totally healed and no scar or nerve damage. I have done this for family and friends for many years. If the health profession would recognize the benefits of this, one can only imagine how it would benefit burn victims. I also had a bee sting with the barb still embedded in the skin. I did the same procedure and took the bandage off and the barb was in the culture. No pain or inflammation. The initial application might sting temporarily at first but will go away."...R.K.
Apr 12, 2016
Subject: Informative Web Site
"Dear Kombucha America, I am so happy that I found your company first. I am new to drinking kombucha tea. I've only have tried it once, and first impression wasn't good, but I'm not going to let that stop me from it growing on me. I have learned so much from your site and I thought I'd give your company my support. I was a little leary to brew my own tea but after reading your site, with all the information you have to offer, I feel a lot more comfortable with making it I want to thank you for all the information you provide and for helping children out in time of need. I believe your company is a great company. You guys are bettering one life at a time and making a difference in this unhealthy world. From experience, I've been unhealthy from taking numerous amounts of antibiotics. I have a lot of unhealthy yeast and bacteria in my body. I feel this is a good step to a healthier life. I placed an order yesterday and I can't wait to get my scooby in the mail!!! I know the first time I bought a bottle of kombucha tea didn't like it but with all your kind information, I feel I can adjust my tea according to my taste, once I get the basics down. Your a really neat company and you have a customer for life. I'm excited to take this journey, with your help, to a healthier fulling life!! Thank you again!! I'll make sure to tell my friends about your company!... Tara"
Apr 10, 2016
Subject: Easy Brew Method
"I did much online research as to the benefits of Kombucha, and then wanted to find a reliable Scoby source. I was a little hesitant, as I had no experience making Kombucha, and was worried that I'd end up with a moldy product. Nevertheless, I ordered from this website, followed the directions for the Easy Brew process and by the end of the week had my first batch of delicious Kombucha. I'm now on my third batch. I've made my own home-brewed iced tea for years, and this Easy Brew process is just as simple. A few minutes of prep and then leave it alone for a week.I'm now eagerly scouring the internet for ideas for second ferments. Thank you for your wonderful instructions and quality product... R.M.M."
Feb 25, 2016
Subject: Good Health
"I have been using your scoby and the Easy Brew Method for a year and a half. I absolutely love it. Since I have been drinking Chaga tea and Kombucha, in this time frame I have not been sick. Not even a sore throat, flu etc. Nothing!! I can't tell you how much this amazes me as I am around little children all day and night for my business and I usually get sick. It is a huge blessing to me to have such great health."... K.M.
Feb 24, 2016
Subject: Customer Service
"I had purchased from Scott- Kombucha America - my starter culture and had taken this culture to Thailand. Years passed and while in Canada my fridge was turned off in Pattaya Thailand and I lost my cultures. I kept Scott's email as he warrantied the sale. I sent a request for replacement as I was on file. Scott replaced my loss and sent me two cultures to Thailand. On 9th day the culture arrived UPS... 5 Stars to Kombucha America in Service and customer satisfaction"... R.T.
Feb 5, 2016
Subject: High Blood Pressure
We have been on Kombucha for the past 2 mths, the last 2 wks my hubby ran out of his High blood pressure meds (insurance changes) without his meds his HB really is out of control BUUUTTT checking his pressure the last 2wks his HB has been NORMAL!! I say it has to be the KOMBUCHA he's been drinking!! I will continue to make my Kombucha and maybe he will be able to get off meds"... M.I.
Jan 13, 2016
Subject: Customer Service, Easy Brew Method
"Could not be more pleased as a first timer. I followed the easy brew method precisely and my first batch that I just sampled is right on point. It's a little sweet for my liking so per Scott's instructions, I am going to let it to continue to ferment a few more days.Great company and superior customer service. Scott should teach companies how to treat customers. Does not offer excuses, just solutions. I am happy I selected KA to purchase my SCOBY's. I will be a life long customer. I have never tasted kombucha until I sampled my first brew today. I used black tea as Scott suggested. I found the taste to be much like a lil bubbly apple cider and quite pleasant tasting. Can't wait to see the benefits to my body. Thanks Scott for being so AWESOME!"... LC
Oct 24, 2015
Subject: Customer Service, Easy Brew Method
"I was most impressed with my Kombucha America experience. Scott was extremely accommodating in getting my cultures to me, promptly answering many questions and making suggestions regarding the brewing procedure. After 20 plus years making kombucha the traditional way then abandoning the process for a few years, I was pleased to use the Easy Brew Method developed by Scott...it is simply the best way to avoid contamination. With all the recent information on the benefits of a variety of fermented foods and beverages for healthy gut flora, kombucha is another wonderful way to add variety to the diet. Thank you, Scott for your excellent service and support. I would certainly recommend your site to anyone who is interested."... L.B.
Oct 24, 2015
Subject: Energy, Weight Loss
"Hi, I just wanted to give my thanks for sending replacement cultures as per your lifetime guarantee. I also wanted to say that comparing having the tea everyday versus without, I have more energy and feel more rested, feel more optimistic, and have lost weight as well. Also before I ordered I was a little concerned about making the tea correctly, but your easy brew method is excellent. Thanks again!"... K.S.
Oct 12, 2015
Subject: Bacteria Infection
"From 1994-1996 I drank a quarter cup daily of Manchurian tea. About 1 year, maybe longer had passed I noticed that the bacteria infection I had was gone! The drs did not have any medicines that could help me and I was one fat scab. From the itching caused by the infection. THIS MANCHURIAN TEA aka KOMBUCHA HEALED ME OF THAT WRETCHED BACTERIA INFECTION. NO SCARS WERE LEFT EITHER. TO MY AMAZEMENT MANCHURIAN TEA HOLDS SOME AMZING HEALING PROPERTIES. LIVING FREE IN CALIFORNIA."... S.F.A.
July 29, 2015
Subject: Digestive Track, General Health, Colds
"Since I began drinking 16 ounces of Kombucha 3-4 times per week I've noticed a healthy digestive tract. The bonus I hadn't anticipated was being healthier, I knew I would get a cold again, but this time I lasted 11 months before anything got me. Definitely going to keep Kombucha in my life."... Suzanne
July 11, 2015
Subject: Love It!
"Have used Kombucha mushroom for years. My whole family drank it and loved it! Lost mine in a move, sadly. Was happy to order again, well worth every cent! Thank you!"...D.C.M.
"WOW! first batch turned out great,,,need to use a few more Tea Bags next batch,, I bought a bottle of Kombucha at the store,,the home made stuff is 100 % better,,I used 8 Green Tea bags will use 10 next time."...C.B. (The more tea used the stronger the flavor. Black (roasted) tea produces more carbonation than green tea... Scott)
"Dear Scott, Thanks for sharing Kombucha with me. I have brewed and drank it for about a month now. My biggest benefit is digestion. Usually when i go camping I get all constipated and if I eat peanuts like i did I will be stopped up for three to four days. I drank kombucha while I was camping and have not had constipation for three weeks. Daily elimination is the best benefit so far. I did have one episode of diahrea like symptom a one time very unusual for me case. Maybe too much kombucha too fast... D.K"
Subject: Weight Loss, Clarity of Mind, General Health
"This tea is very easy to make compared to my beer making. And I am not gaining weight drinking it like I did with the beer. In fact, I have lost a few pounds in three weeks. I have a tendency to over-indulge, so when I had made my first batch, 1 gallon, it was gone in three days. Two most profound effects were that it seemed to put my conscientiousness in a higher place. I was very alert and for once was not afraid when my boss started throwing one of his tantrums. Calming effect but very aware. I was also had some minor back pain in the lower back, probably due to an energy blockage that was breaking up, that disappeared two days later. I have cut back to a couple ounces every two or three hours to keep that higher state of mind. Blood pressure is stable as well as heartbeat. I feel good all over. Lost my snacking/nervous energy buildup and eat only when hungry. I would recommend though that you don't drink any tea past 5 at night or at least 5 hours before you go to bed. You won't be able to fall unconscious into sleep. Not that bad if you just want to lie there and meditate till three in the morning... J.K."
July 28, 2014
Subject: Cataracts, hip pain, gout
I'm not totally sure of the year I started drinking the tea, 1994 or 1995, but I have not been a constant user. I drink a few months lose interest and stop for a while then start back. I was having a problem with cataracts the doctor told me that I would have to have them removed. I started drinking Kombucha Tea again then another doctor told me 3 years later I did not have to have them removed. Any way, I started to drink a little more and noticed the gout pain is a little less. Being retired I started drinking it regularly, and my hip pain starting to ease. I don't spend much time at the doctors office I'm 76 going on 74 other than being old I'm doing great... J.W"
July 26, 2014
Subject: Heartburn, Acid Reflus
"I have been brewing and using Kombucha Tea from Kombucha America for over 5 years. Before I started, I was taking heartburn medication daily and fighting acid reflux. I had trouble swallowing frequently. I no longer take any medication and I have no problem. My doctor thought Kombucha was what my body needed to resolve the problem... T.A.S."
July 21, 2014
Subject: Colon and Kidney Cancer, General Health
"After being treated surgical for colon and kidney cancer within a month of each other followed by 6 months of chemo, my doctors did not expect me to survive. That was 3 years ago. Now they want to know what I have done in becoming so healthy and defying the odds so they can "can" it to give to other patients. We were told about the tea and my wife remembered hearing about it years before so we started drinking it and we now recommend it for everyone. We have heard so many stories of how people have gained their health back from the brink...F.R."
June 15, 2014
Subject: Hair Growth, Blood Sugar Level, Eye Floaters, Reduced Stress, Stamina, Bladder Control
"I was introduced to Kombucha Tea about fifteen years ago from an acquaintance who was giving it away to those of us who were attending an unrelated business meeting at his home. This man gave raving reviews to this health beverage which none of us at the meeting had ever heard of. I can still recall the unique flavor as being both sour and sweet, and nothing like I had ever experienced. He then disclosed that he made this tea himself and we were welcome to come to his home and receive more Kombucha Tea (free of charge) whenever we happened to be in his area. After the meeting ended, I went about my way and never had a reason to stay in touch with this man and so I pretty much forgot all about Kombucha.
Recently, my husband and I went to the park and met a vendor who was selling Kombucha. He promoted several flavors along with the health benefits. I mentioned to my husband that I had learned of the tea years ago before we were married, and he said that he had known about it also for at least 25 years! The vendor was giving out samples, and we ended up purchasing two bottles at an extremely high-end price. I knew that I wanted to include Kombucha Tea in our daily nutritional regimen, however the price point was a challenge. We later learned that we could purchase it from health food stores as well as the supermarket, for about ¼ the price of the vendor’s brew, which we did for a short while. Then I decided that I would learn to make the tea at home because purchasing it ceased being cost effective.
I did a Google search for Kombucha and was amazed at how many sites came up. I’m so glad that my search led me to Kombucha America. I purchased two cultures from Kombucha America on May 31, 2014 and received them within a week. I must have read the instructions a good 5 times before attempting my first brew! Finally, when I made my first brew, it was delicious! I’ll tell you I protected that brew like a mother protects a newborn. I frequently checked the temperature in the room, I infused the brew with love and positive energy every day, and followed the instructions “to the letter.” It’s been about a month now and I am constantly brewing so that my husband and I never run out of the tea. We are also sharing it with neighbors and co-workers.
As far as health benefits I know that Kombucha is not considered to be a panacea that is, a “be all, cure all”, however I would be remiss if I did not talk of its affect on my health. Already, my “floaters” have begun to diminish, my hair has suddenly began growing rapidly as evidenced by challenged areas from constant braiding beginning to fill in, my bladder control has improved (by the way, I am 57 years young), my blood sugar levels are improving, my cravings for sweets and for food in general have diminished, I sleep through the night, my stress levels have improved, and my stamina during my weekly jogging activities has increased. I am regarding Kombucha Tea not necessarily as a panacea, but rather as an adaptagen going to those areas of the body where it is needed most and helping the body to heal itself. I could go on and on but I’ll end by saying that I will be drinking Kombucha Tea for life, and I am grateful to the Universe for placing it back in my path. With the results I am already experiencing --- imagine how my health will have improved after a year!!!
Thank you Scott for your website. Best regards, Dora."
May 29, 2014
Subject: Feeling Great
"I love my tea, i drink it every day,i don't drink coffee any more, and i feel great. The tea is so easy to make... K.T."
Apr. 11, 2014
"Purchased the beginner kit last year and was successful from the very beginning with the good instructions given. However a move did me in. Their service is as stated and quickly gave me a new started for just the cost of shipping. Fair enough!! I missed having it in my fridge and giving tastes to all the doubters. Have converted a few..... can't wait to get it going again. Thanks!... D.J.W."
Apr. 7, 2014
Subject: Quality, Support
"Thank you so much for your great customer service! I needed a replacement after several years and because I had purchased the 2 cultures the first time it was done very easily. Also may kombucha tea always came out great with the cultures I purchased from Konmucha America. And they have the best website and customer support. Thanks... M.E."
Mar. 26, 2014
"I became interested in home brewing Kombucha around 2006 - I purchased a culture from Kombucha America and shortly after following the directions to make my own brew, I tasted the sweetest, most delicious Kombucha I envisioned. After about 4 years I stopped the continuous brew and have since bought Kombucha at the grocery store and I'm always disappointed with the flavor - not nearly as good as my Kombucha America brew. I decided to start another continuous brew and wouldn't think of starting with anything other than another culture from Kombucha America... C.N."
Mar. 11, 2014
Subject: Quality & Support
"The quality of these cultures is amazing, so vigorous and hardy! I received the cultures I ordered very quickly, within a few days, in excellent condition. Scott gave me great support and information, and answered several emails promptly. I wrote about another question several months later, and again Scott gave me the help I needed. I've used other cultures, and this strain is superior... E.M."
Jan. 20, 2014
Subject: Very Pleased!
"Just wanted to send you a thank you. My first patch came out GREAT! so much better then the store. I have now bought 2 coffee cup warmers that work well for me because of the cold weather we have here in N.H. Keep up the good work... R.S."
Jan. 19, 2014
Subject: Thank You for a Quality Product
"I recently ordered two kombucha cultures from you and i just wanted to let you know how pleased i am with the quality of the cultures. We have already consumed the first batch of finished kombucha which was wonderfully delicious and our second batch is near finished. Again, we are very pleased with your product and will certainly recommend your company to others. Thank you so much... A.S."
Nov. 11, 2013
Subject: Great Taste
"FABULOUS!!! Finished brewing my first batch of kombucha with your culture. Took exactly 7 days to brew the best kombucha ever and this is just my taste test with a straw under the mushroom. It can only get better chilled with a few days in the fridge. Took the remaining bottle of store bought kombucha and dumped it down the drain. I'm the original skeptic, too. I've made my own kefir before, but never tried to make kombucha. Just follow Scott's instructions and you are on your way . . .L.J.J."
Sept. 23, 2013
Subject: Energy, Clarity, Mood, Digestion
"Hi, I purchased your kombucha starter, and I love it - I am so impressed! I've brewed kombucha before, with free starters from neighbors, but they never did as well as this one although we lived in a cooler climate then.
I'm so glad we went ahead and purchased a culture from you! It is so worth it! Like I said , we were already familiar with kombucha - but we haven't had better either made or bought. The whole family loves this, and even my 3 year old begs for it. I feel so good drinking it - it's amazing stuff! Haven't been on it regularly yet for long enough to give testimonies of big things healed, but I do know it lowers my stress-response (which has been way over-active and making me sick), gives me energy, better brain clarity, and improves both digestion and mood. What more could I ask!
Oh yes, and it reduces cravings for alcohol and sugar, and I seem to feel better on less food. Thank you for getting us going again brewing our own kombucha - more successfully than ever!... E.W."
Aug 7, 2013
Subject: Health & Grey Hair
"My wife and I have been drinking Kombucha Tea and the health benefits are off the charts everyhing you have read about its good benefits are true. But I might like to add one very noticeable difference in my appearence, before strating to take this drink My hair was totally grey,very attractive for a man of my age (64) but since drinking the tea my natural hair color is returning instead of being 80% grey I am now about 45% many of my friends think I am coloring it but nope it is due to the tea. thank you... T.M.K."
Aug 7, 2013
Subject: Calm Mood
"I've been drinking Kombucha Tea for over 3 years now. I started out simply looking for a fizzy, low sugar drink I had no idea how this tea would impact my life. I now realize that after all these years my mood is stable and I stay calm whenever there is an emergency. I sleep well for the most part. I am 47 yrs old and will never give up my k-tea. I've brewed the tea my self with no problems but due to my busy schedule I currently purchase my tea already made... M.K.o."
Admin comment: "Not sure this is one of my customers because it appears he is not aware of our Easy Brew Method which simplifies the fermenting of the tea."
Aug. 01, 2013
Subject: Energy & Focus
"I am a lush. Meaning I love my Rum and coke. I do not have to drink, and have proved I am not an alcoholic. I just enjoy my daily drink or two. I made Kombucha tea back in 1994. I have just recently started again with the help of your "mushrooms" I purchased. Since I have been brewing again and drinking my Kombucha daily I do not even miss my rum/coke. I wanted off of the diet coca cola more than the rum. I am happy to report I like my tea better then my rum/cok. I fee energy and focus. It is a great buzz without the bad sugar substitute. If I think I might like a drink then I just have tea. No guilt. Saving money as well Tea and sugar cost less then Rum/coke. I have been drinking the tea for only one month so any other health benifits I have not noticed yet. Research is underway. I am a basicly healthy person. But I have friends who need to try it. No easy task to get people to try something that is all natural and good for them. They rather pay for the pills and doctor visits. YES BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING. Has us programed just like our TV and Tvo's. Just had to say it. I don't watch TV either... J.S.L."
July 21, 2013
"Greetings to you. I want to thank you for your outstanding service. I ordered two cultures back in May of this year which I promptly received. Using your excellent instructions, I was able to use both cultures to make two batches of Kombucha. I followed your instructions to a tee. You also provide a wealth of information on your website which I carefully read. This was my first time preparing Kombucha. I enjoy 1 glass of Kombucha every day. With regard to health benefits, it is too early to comment on those. Thank you again for providing these wonderful cultures and for all the information... A.M."
July 11, 2013
"Hi, I just bottled my first batch of kombucha that I made with your Easy Brew Method. It came out perfectly! I followed your directions exactly and was amazed how easy it really is. My son is a home brewer of beer so I got a gallon glass jar and the airlock topper from him. Nine days from start to finish. PERFECT! I went to a free seminar last year and they gave me a SCOBY. Did not workout well, to say tbe least. Starting my second batch tomorrow. Thanks Again... G.W."
May 13, 2013
"I almost ordered from another web-site before I found yours, and am so glad I did not do that! They made the process sound very complex, and they sold all sorts of equipment that was expensive. When I get a successful brew made, I will send you customers. I have been drinking kombucha tea from the health food store here, but it is so expensive. Thank You!... L.U."
May 12, 2013
"Hi, The culture you sent worked great. I like the kombucha I made better than any I have bought. Thank you. You've saved me a lot of money... L.L."
May 2, 2013
"Just want to thank you! I am so excited to be so close to having my very first batch of home brew kombucha!
I have done some previous study on the topic. But it left me rather confused. I gave up the idea for a while. And then just recently I wanted to try again and that is when I found your website. Your's is the most direct, no-nonsense approach (and I will add H-O-N-E-S-T).
I have no questions for you as you have given me everything I need to know both on-line and via the Instruction sheet sent with my order. Once Again, Thank You!... M.W.B."
Apr. 16, 2013
"Dear Scott, I hope my email finds you very well. I just want to deeply thank you for the excellent quality cultures I received. I followed your instructions and got excellent Kombucha tea with very clean and thick SCOBY. I am enjoying the experience. I wish you more and more success Scott. Thank you very much! Best Regards,...A.Q.A"
Mar 28, 2013
"Thank you for your work! An old man, in fantastic shape, had once given me Kombucha years ago. It completely change my life! ! have been looking for it ever since so I can start drinking it again... P.M."
Mar 7, 2013
"I think it is DELICIOUS with all black tea and still pretty good with some green tea added. My husband and I drink it faster than I can brew it. I guess I will need to get a third brewing jar. My husband is a real sweet tooth so it surprised me that he liked the taste so much... D.S."
Feb. 19, 2013
Subject: Prostate Cancer
"I sent you a testimonial about my partner diagnosed in 2006 with prostate cancer, PSA of 781, in hideous pain which kombucha eliminated in 10 days. Happy to say we're still here, drinking about a litre of kombucha a day, watching the Internet for news and reviews of this wondrous beverage. We found this abstract of a scientific paper:
"Downregulation of signalling molecules involved in angiogenesis of prostate cancer cell line (PC-3) by kombucha (lyophilized). Read Article
I'd also like to say that in our experience kombucha and oral antibiotics don't mix, when taken together caused considerable stomach pain which took about a fortnight to recover from... Keep up the good work! Best wishes... Jim"
Feb. 12, 2013
Subject: Diabetes, Easy-Brew Method
"I have been drinking kombucha for about 4 months and my diabetic numbers have have gone from high 7 to 6. I am now in remission. I purchased a Kombucha America culture about 2 months ago, and I really like the ease of his new method of preparing the tea...G.S."
Feb. 08, 2013
The KT is great, bubbly and tastes fantatstic. My husband will even drink it and he's not really a fan of anything fermented... A.C."
Feb. 2, 2013
Subject: Taste, Customer Service
"Scott, your great. Thanks for the very fast response for my request for help. The first batch was good, just bottled my third batch tonight; it the best yet, with two more batches in the works. Thanks for making this so easy even for a fifty year old dummy like me.Thanks again, Jim"
January 10, 2013
"I have been drinking Kombucha for 35 plus years. I am 53 and had not been to a doctor since i was 17. When I finally went to a doctor to have a check-up the doctor kept mumbling under his breath "amazing". Asked what, that I was still vertical, he replied "No, that you are physically about 20". Never did tell him my secret... D.B."
January 07, 2013
Subject: Reflux disease, Arthritis
"I also had very bad acid reflux disease. I'm not sure how long it took, but after drinking kombucha for awhile, it completly disappeared. And even though I stopped drinking it for months, the relux never came back. I would never have experienced that with Prilosec, or other products, as it never actually went away with these products. I'm not sure about other benefits, but, it may also be working on my arthritis... M.K."
December 05, 2012
Subject: General Comments
"Scott, am I glad I came across your website. I don't know if it's your Kombucha or the way you instructed me to make Kombucha, but it is super delicious and very easy to make. Your customer service is excellent !!! You care about your clients and their experience with Komucha. I thank you Scott, you are THE BEST : )... C.S."
November 26, 2012
Subject: General Comments
"Scott...I just sent you an email regarding your website, but this note is to let you know that I checked out some of the other sites you mentioned and I must admit that they are all about the money. Thank you for you honesty and straight forward talk about Kombucha. I was first introduced to it in the early 90's and have been drinking it regularly since then. I was not able to have it for about 6 years due to circumstances, but when I moved to Ohio from Washington State I contacted your company and you sent me two cultures. That was 2007 and I have been back using it ever since. Thank you. I have passed you link on to a very dear friend and she will be ordering some cultures very soon. Sincerely... T.B."
November 21, 2012
Subject: General Comments
"I was delighted to find you on-line selling Kombucha cultures. I made the tea for several years and I credit it for helping me finish my long career as a public school teacher. Unfortunately I lost my culture after retirement and need to replace it. Thank you for the work you are doing. No one knows better than me the benefits of this miraculous gift, and people like you make it available to a wider number of people who need it. Your work is important and much appreciated... D.M."
November 19, 2012
Subject: General Comments
"Received my order promptly and the directions were easy to follow. I made my first batch and used orange green tea fresh from the Humboldt Herbal store. It brewed up beautifully and sooo tasty. It just sat on my kitchen counter and my house is not warm if I'm not cooking. I know the great benefits of gut cultures and this is a delicious way to be sure I'm getting many of them in me... Julie"
November 19, 2012
Subject: Acid Reflux
"I suffered from very bad acid reflux for years.After drinking kombucha for a short period, my reflux disease went away... MK"
October 06, 2012
Subject: Customer service
"Thanks for your great customer service and support through all my many questions. Also many thanks for your knowledge and generosity in helping me on the road to better health. What I expected when I ordered my cultures was to save money from brewing Kombucha at home but what I didn't know was that I'd prefer it over the stuff I used to buy at the store! God Bless and thanks again!... PH"
September 19, 2012
"Thank you, I just finished drinking the first of my first batch and it was so easy and awesome tasting .Absolutely the best drink ! Great instructions and have a 3 gallon continuous brew on now... Penny"
September 07, 2012
Subject: Taste, Easy to Make
I've used two other company's kits but Kombucha America's cultures has produced the best tasting tea and has the easiest way to make it.... R.E.G."
July 10, 2012
Subject: Kidney Stones, Energy
I love this tea... I had originally used it because of kidney stone pain. Used it for about 48 hours pain gone. I have lots of energy, people say I glow!! Been drinking for 1 month, can't wait to see what else changes is my body... D.M."
June 20, 2012
Subject: General Health, Well Being
I didn't want to make a testimonial until I took it for a while, will I have been taking it for a year, and needless to say I love it. I am 70 years old and I feel more like I am in my 40's. Ihave not been sick at all, and I really look forward to drinking it. My Son that lives across the street drinks it every day also and loves it. When I first started making it I had a few questions, and they would get back to me right away. Thank you for my feeling so wonderful!... K.C."
June 16, 2012
Subject: Diabetes, Stomach Ailment, General Health, Flu
"Hi... We have been enjoying the kombucha very much. We follow your directions, and have seen health improvements. We hardly ever get sick now, and my elderly father who has been drinking it since Jan 2012, this was the first March where he didn't get the flu. Every March he would be so sick with many times phenomena also. He says it has to be the tea! Also, A dear older friend of ours whose health was getting so bad, was most of his time in a wheelchair, now is taking up swimming, and helping others with yard work, recently we saw him walking his chair around instead of in it, and dancing to show others how good he felt. Another friend has such bad stomach problems, now those are better, so she shared it with her friend who has diabetes, and as long as she takes the tea each day, her sugars are good. If she misses a few days, the sugars start going up. So the kombucha is keeping her sugars stable. It also has pretty much cured my candida. The list goes on... We are just very thankful to have such a good tasting and healthy drink, and so affordable too. I so much appreciated the help from Kombucha America... SP"
June 06, 2012
Subject: Waiting on Results
Hi, I am just starting to drink kombucha. On my first batch. So far no big benefits, but I'm hoping it will help my troubled digestive tract, skin rashes, lower GI irritation, and foggy head. Right now the symptoms have gotten a little worse. I'm hoping this is because of a detox that might be going on. I'm posting this, because all the testimonials I had time to read are SO VERY positive that I'm a little concerned they've been filtered. I've seen one other site that had testimonials that seemed more balanced. This is not to say that I'm not excited about the potential of Kombucha to help people, and me. I will return to report my results again in a month or so. Details: I drank a quart yesterday, and a pint the day before. I made it with black tea that also had rose in it. It is DELICIOUS! It's fairly sweet, well carbonated, seems vigorous, and is getting more vinagery in the bottles. It fermented for about 10 days before I bottled it. Cheers!"... J.P.
Admin Comment: I will filter out testimonials that we consider to be unwarranted criticism. This testimonial page is not a forum for an open discussions on Kombucha. The writer of the above comment appears to be expecting immediate results and this may or may not occur. Kombucha does not cure all ailments and may not improve every ones health, that would be too much to expect of any product keeping in mind that every persons physiological, current health level, and genetic make up is different. The worsen symptoms that this person is experiencing is probably not due to a detox reaction, a Kombucha detox is a slower more natural process than a detox blast. It is also not likely that Kombucha is responsible for the worsening condition, it just may not yet be working for him.
Apr 13, 2012
"Thank you so much for my mushroom! Or should I say mushroomssss. Growing them has been very successful and using your cultures I now have 5 healthy gallons growing. My son and I have been drinking the mushroom brew regularly and are feeling the detoxing benefits. Thanks again. It is so wonderful that you are in business. Many blessings sent your way. "... M.N.
Mar 28, 2012
Subject: Energy Level, Acne, Allergies
"Best stuff ever! I have only been drinking kombucha for a couple of months and I already feel the goodness. I have a lot more energy, my occasional acne has disappeared, and it's spring and I have no allergy reactions. Someone turned on the oven (where I was storing by fermenting tea with the oven light on to keep it warm) and scorched my batch of kombucha pasturizing it. I have been without it for two weeks and now I feel all 'blah' again. Can't wait to get it going again so I can feel normal. Whoever is too chicken to try this stuff I dare you to better your health. Why not?"... S.L.M.
Mar 19, 2012
Subject: Sense of Well Being
"I just drank my first glass of home brew courtesy of Kombucha America. Turned out great! I feel a sense of well being when I drink this stuff and the more I research the science around it the more I dig it. Very pleased with Kombucha America's quick service and no-bull approach. I am now a loyal customer and will steer people to this company. God Bless... S.V."
Mar 12, 2012
"Scott, thank you for the prompt mailing and for your willingness and helpfulness in answering questions. I have been brewing for three weeks and drinking my delicious kombucha tea for two weeks. It's so easy and there will be no more spending of almost $4.00 a 16 oz bottle. Mine tastes much better, too.
I am a 63 year old man and at 315 pounds, I am over 100 pounds overweight. Today, March 12, 2012, I am down to 310 and my stomach has lost over 1 inch. But I have not been "trying" to diet. I am seriously addicted to all refined foods, sugar, chocolate, fast foods, but now I simply have lost my sugar and junk food cravings. They are gone! No battles with willpower. I just drink the tea and, by the way, the brewing is much easier once you've gotten the hang of it which will happen after making 2 or 3 gallons. Just follow Scott's easy and clear instructions.
My kombucha tea tastes better than any other of my favorite beverages. I look forward to updating this message with further improvements. Thanks, Scott.
PS. I just sent in another order for a friend across the country... C.A.P."
Nov 26, 2011
Subject: Improved Health, Hair Color, Skin Complexion, Sex Drive
"Where do I start, well I drank Kombucha Tea in the past that I had ordered from Kombucha America with astounding results but just recently was forced to start again after I had stopped drinking the tea. I had weird symptoms felt pretty much like I was dying. Went to the doctor he had told me I had mono and gave me steroids, which darn near killed me. So I had ordered the cultures again which came super quick, God bless you people, and started it. I was told mono at my age could last up to a month. Well anyway I started drinking the tea and it knocked me out for about a day couldn't get enough sleep. I guess I was healing cause 2 days later I was symptom free, about 4 days later no traces of the sickness was present, amazing!
I am a coal miner and sickness runs full time in those pits. Well everyone has been sick lately and I mean with everything. Not me, amen, its been amazing, other miners asked my secret. They tell me I look 10 yrs younger and I am no longer sick. They wanted to know, so start expecting orders, because I have been asked by so many people for cultures i can't get them quick enough, so I direct them here to this site (Kombucha America). I love you people, anyway my skin tightened up, gray hair leaving, hair growing back, and body hair getting lighter and thinner. I would say that it balances hormones but I am no doc though. Also, I had the dribbles after urinating, they are gone, and sex drive is through the roof. Yea!
I was a physical wreck. What I am claiming may sound out there but I don't care what people think. I feel good, real good, enough so that people at work wondered what I was doing, so they seen it first hand, and they want it too. This is the best hidden secret the medical industry does not want you to know about. Keep up the great work and again god bless you people and in my prayers I will ask a shield of protection over your company from the FDA and AMA, Best Wishes... J.T."
Oct 19, 2011
Subject: Hair Growth, Gray Hair, Energy, Improved Health
"At the age of 18 I started experiencing excessive hair loss and the doctor said to try eating more protein , which wasn't the problem at all. I went to a health food store and they said to try Kombucha tea, which was sold in small bottles and pretty expensive. I was desperate and decided to try it. All I drank 1/4 cup every morning on an empty stomach. I continued this for about 6 weeks and I began noticing tons of hairs sprouting up everywhere like grass coming through the existing hair on my head. I was literally amazed at the results. When I found out you can make your own, I bought from Kombucha America and have used their mushroom to grow my own tea at home, and it's practically free after the initial mushroom purchase! My hair is thick, shiny, My skin is smooth, I have lots of energy and rarely get sick. My friend also drinks it and says her grey hairs have turned back to their original color since she started drinking it. I am very pleased... S.L."
Aug 6, 2011
Subject: Improved Health, Better Taste
"I did some research before I ordered from this website. I was very skeptical about the health claims, but I liked drinking Kombucha tea because I felt better after drinking a bottle. After making my first batch, I cannot drink the store bought Kombucha. Your personal (home brewed) batch tastes so much better and it has all of the benefits. The Kombucha tea helps me with any cravings during the day and I feel great. Try it out... Charlie"
July 31, 2011
Subject: Customer Service
"Just want to let you know that I am really impressed with your company service in terms of product and customer service. The kombucha product I purchased from you arrived promptly and the instructions given for making the kombucha were clear and direct. However, being new to the process of making kombucha I had a few questions. You responsed to my questions in detail and encouraged me to contact you if there were other questions.
I am glad that I chose your company to make a purchase from and will do so readily in the future. Thanks ....T.R."
July 2, 2011
Subject: Fibromyalgia, Pain Relief, Energy, Sleep, Hot Flashes, Skin Tone
"I ordered my cultures late in March and have been drinking the tea since early April. Right away, I noticed that my fibromyalgia was not as bad, and that my arthritis was also less bothersome. After three months I can say that it has helped my pain level greatly, my skin is softer, my nails are smooth and have about lost the linear ridges that were in them. My energy level is way up, and I sleep like a log. I have lost 6 pounds without really trying, and, I think it is regulating my hormones. I have not had a hot flash since I started drinking the tea, and the stiff hairs that were growing on my chin are much fewer. Shoot, when I die, bury me with a gallon of this stuff. I want to pass it around to my new friends in heaven. :-) ....S.L."
June 19, 2011
"I have been brewing KT for a few months. My supply grew mold so I had to start over with a new culture. I ordered 4 from Kombucha America. When I used the cultures to brew KT the results were great!! None of my other brews, from mushrooms I had ordered from other sites, could compare with the great taste and effervesense of my new brew. It tastes delicious!! The scobies that I have grown are very solid and much thicker than ones I grew before. I am very pleased with my order and thank you for a great product... C.M.S."
May 30, 2011
Subject: Probiotic - Stomach
"This tea tastes amazing! I just made my first batch and I'm drinking it so fast I'm going to actually have to make a bigger batch next time. It's balancing out my gut and I'm noticing less sugar cravings than usual. I'm lovin' that! It's only been a few days so I"ll have to update later on other noticeable improvements. This company's attention to detail with how to brew the tea, etc is impeccable, I can't appreciate that enough! Thank you so much!....D.S. "
May 15, 2011
Subject: Insomnia, Pain Relief
"I was very impressed with the expediency of the order. It came within a few days. The instructions are easy to follow. I am making it in large glass apothecary jars with a paper towel and elastic over the top . Then I put a dark pillow case over the whole thing. It works great. We're on our 3rd batch. Amazed at how quickly we had results! My husband has been suffering for years with non-healing rib fractures and within a day, the pain subsided significantly. He doesn't want to jinx it but, he thinks that this may change his life! I have had insomnia forever and I'm now sleeping like a rock. Recommending your company to all of my friends....D.E.G. "
May 14, 2011
Subject: Crohn's, Acid Reflux
"I recently started brewing Kombucha Tea for myself and decided to share one of my scoby's with a friend that found out this past summer that she had crohns disease. She also suffered from acid reflux for years. After drinking 1 ounce of kombucha tea she found that the next day her crohns disease wasn't bothering her and now it has been 2 or 3 weeks and she has no symptoms of crohns disease and her acid reflux doesn't keep her up at night and she can eat foods she once had to avoid. If she starts to get heart burn after eating she sips one ounce of her tea and it goes away instantly. There are no words to describe how thrilled she is... J.K."
May 09, 2011
Subject: Arthritis, Energy, Longevity
"Hi, I personally have used kombucha for about ten years. I have found that my skin is softer and that I rarely get sick. As I aproach the age of forty, I find that my energy level hasn't gone down. The biggest thing I notice is that I no longer suffer from arthritis. Allso, I have given it to my dog, whos life expectency for the breed is around 12 to 14 years....she lived to almost 19 tears of age and was energetic and young. I would urge everyone to decide on brewing there own Kombucha... and do so by dealing with Kombucha America...R.L.S. "
May 06, 2011
Subject: Bone Calcification
Condensed Translation; This person states that he/she was suffering from severe pain caused by a shoulder calcification that the physician said could only be corrected by a surgical procedure. After drinking Kombucha for 20 days the pain was gone and no trace of the calcification is seen in Xrays.
"Durante tres largos aÃ±os tuve fuertes dolores en mi hombro izquierdo a causa de na calcificaciÃ³n que segun las radiografias solo podia ser retirada con una operaciÃ³n monitoreada y claro sin un resultado del 100%. Un dia me sente frente al computador y le pedi a Dios ayudarme con un medicamento natural para salir de mi problema, algo que me limito la vida por aÃ±os. Dios me escucho pues lei un comentario sobre el tÃ¨ de KOMBUCHA, empece a tomarlo y en menos de 20 dias el dolor en mi hombro habia desaparecido, tuve una nueva cita con el ortopedista y se tomarÃ³n nuevas radiografias esta vez el calcio solo hera una sombra. Esto fue dos semanas atras, en este momento que escribo mi testimonio me siento mejor que nunca y siento que el calcio que aparecia en la ultima radiografia a desaparecido por completo. Me siento bendecido por tener la oportunidad de saber y disfrutar de esta maravillosa fuente de vida que es el tÃ¨ de KOMBUCHA. ...R. DE. J. "
Mar. 27, 2011
"I used the tea for about four years several years ago, and gave many of the cultures away. I was having a terrible time with apthous ulcers in my mouth. They were extremely painful, and would be very hot and feverish, swollen and irritated. I have had as many as nine at one time. I started drinking the tea and the ulcers stopped and were gone within the first week. I had one that had been in my mouth for about two months and was very deep and feverish. It just disappeard. My culture died after we moved across the state, and I couldn't find another one. I am so excited to be getting another one! I am hoping this one will help me lose weight. I will let you know."...S.L."
Mar. 27, 2011
" My husband and I have battled candida for a long time. Ã‚ After drinking our first batch, the candida symptoms disappeared. Ã‚ Also, my husband no longer craves caffeine and does not get heartburn. Ã‚ I have been able to help friends and family with this "magic" brew."...LAM"
Mar. 23, 2011
Subject: Wonderful Surprise
"I have been thinking about making it myself for a long time and finally finished my first batch and I love it! Thank you for the good and simple direction. I was a little nervous about tasting my own batch at first but what a wonderful surprise it was. Thank you, thank you"...Linda"
May. 18, 2010
Subject: Hormone Imbalance
"I have been drinking store bought Kombucha for a full month now, and looking for a way to make it. Thank you for your website! I will be making my order today for your starter. By the way, I read your disclaimer, and that is the best disclaimer I have ever read in my life! Especially near the bottom! Wish more businesses would be "real" people like yourselves! God bless you all! FYI Kombucha actually cured mine and my daughters hormone imbalances we have had for many years! After only 2 weeks for me. (I am 50-menopause) She is 20."... M.L.P.
Jan. 09, 2010
Subject: Taste of Tea
"Saturday a week ago, I started a batch of kombuch tea. It grew well. I just had my first taste and my taste bud loved it. A little sweet a little sour. I have not had enough for any health benefit testimonials. I do love tea and this is a delightful treat.". . . A.W.S.
Dec. 20, 2009
"I LOVE kombucha!! I brewed my first batch successfully last week! My second batch should be done tomorrow.
I am drinking kombucha as a preventative measure so I have not noticed anything except extreme energy. My husband has arthritis in his knees. He drank kombucha for a week and he now has no pain, even with bad weather coming! I love this stuff. Thank you so much for all your help and information! It is really not as hard as people make it out to be! ". . . B.L.M.
Dec. 15, 2009
"I've been using kombucha since Sept. 09 and am noticing improvements in my skin...I don't bruise as often, and my skin looks fresher. I also have more energy. I make kombucha in many flavors; using four regular green tea bags and four green tea with pomegranate or mango or other flavors. It is delicious! ". . . E.A.
Dec. 07, 2009
Subject: Flu, Colds, Gun Wound
"Have drank k-tea since 1993, other than being shot 4 times in the head one morning... Yes 4 times... I have not had any colds flu or anything and after being shot only spent one night in hospital and released in morning. ". . . F.M.
Dec. 5, 2009
Subject: Hair Growth, Energy
"A few years back, at the age of 18, I had lost 50% of my hair in a period of one month! The doctor advised me to eat more meat, but I didn't because I wasn't a big meat-eater. Instead I went to the health food store and asked what to do. I was told to drink even 3-4oz of kombucha tea every morning on an empty stomach. I did, and within the first few months found that my hair was sprouting up like grass. Literally. I am sure this is what did it. It was the most dramatic result I had ever seen. Both my husband and I are drinking it, and my friends too. It also increases energy level. ". . . S.L.
Nov. 7, 2009
Subject: Skin Age Spots, Energy
"I have now made four gallons of the tea and all have been successful. I got fast feed back on my questions-within an hour or two!! I do not have health problems but notice my age spots fading. I drink it for energy. ". . . R.K.B.
Sep. 10, 2009
Subject: Energy, PMS, Multiple Sclerosis
I went to buy some kefir grains.. and found this kombucha there. I had never heard of it, and after doing some research on the internet I decided to try it. Well. I made the first batch and poured me a 4 oz. glass and started to drink it. I did that for 3 days and than I got soooo tired. I could barely keep my eyeballs open. On the fourth day I had more energy than ever. I had been having a terrible time with my monthly period and thought I was starting to transition into pre menopause. I was bleeding 14 days out of 28 and felt horrible before and during. I had back aches, cramps and 2 kinds of horrible stool, one coming in and one going out. It was so bad. I was suffering basically 3 to 3 1/2 weeks out of 4 with it. I wanted to keep my periods because as long as you can keep them going, you can take in calcium, the minute they stop, your bones are in trouble. Anyways. I was so happy with the energy I had gotten from the kombucha and never even thought about my period. On the 28th day on the dot, I started. Not a single pms symptom! No bloating, no loose stool no tar stool no cramps no back ache no irritability, no crying jag. It just started and I was back to my old self. I was heavy the first day, dwindled down the second and stopped on third day. As far as stool can look good.. mine does. I could NOT BE MORE EXCITED about this Kombucha. The mistake I WON"T make is to stop drinking it because I feel good. I intend to make this the rest of my life!
My son was diagnosed with MS. He started having muscle spasticity...2 days into drinking it, his legs started to feel better.. 4 days later, his sensations came back in his already damaged hands and his legs were back to 100%. His psoriasis disappeared, his skin looked beautiful. He is also a believer in Kombucha now too. This stuff is literally a miracle!". . . P.M.E.
Sep. 05, 2009
Subject: Bursitis, Energy
"My BURSITIS in my shoulder was so bad I was considering getting the shot for it. I did not have health insurance and this was an expensive (and painful) option. So I ordered the Kombucha cultures and began making my own tea. The first week that I drank my new tea I thought the painful symptoms of my bursitis were going away. Now (after 3 months) I am SURE of it! I can't say I am 100% cured...only about 95%. The difference is amazing! In two months when my insurance kicks in, I will NOT be getting a shot! The other interesting thing is that I take a glass of Kombucha to work with me to drink during my lunch break, I now have more energy to get thru the rest of the day. Thank you Kombucha America! ". . . G.C.
Sep. 04, 2009
Subject: Bowel Movements, Carpel Tunnel Pain
"I discovered Kombucha by accident. I walked into an organic market one day and was intrigue by the logo on a bottle of some stuff that was on the shelf next to some familiar teas. Curious, I purchased a bottle, opened it up and was immediately disgusted by the sour taste and fizz; however I finished the bottle because I did not want to waste my money. TO MY AMAZEMENT within the same day I noticed some changes- I had a few bowel movements and the achiness from what I think was the onset of carpel tunnel syndrome subsided. This stuff really works. ". . . A.N.W.R. (Admin comment: Kombucha actually tastes delicious but if the tea is allowed to sit too long it turns more sour, the commercially bottled tea this person bought probably had been sitting too long on the shelf.)
Jul 28, 2009
Subject: Depression, Inflammation
"I was having sone pain and inflammation in my tailbone. It became chronic and I really did not remember injuring it in any way. I have had a history of musculo-skeletal problems and another back injury a few months ago. I went to my local health food store and the man who worked there recommended Kombucha Tea. I may have tried it once in the past and was turned off by the taste. But this time I was determined to give it another try. I bought a 16 once bottle from a reputable company and from the first day I began to feel relief. The first thing was that I noticed I was able to think much clearer, and my depression which I struggled with for years was gone! I think I was depressed because I was sick and did not realize how much feeling sick all the time could affect my mind. When you feel better physically, you feel better mentally as well. Today is the second day and the pain in my tailbone has decreased considerably. It has to be attributed to the tea.
It seemed to put your bodily functions in balance. I have read about the warnings but if you buy from a reputable company, it's worth a try for anyone suffering from different ailments. Be careful, because it may have some natural caffiene affects so I being am conservative with it. But it is quite amazing stuff. ". . . C.L.R.
June 24, 2009
"Thanks to Kombucha America for two very healthy starter cultures and a defined instruction on how to grow. The taste is beautiful, and while mine was brewed in black tea, my friend grew hers in green tea. We left each one for the recommended seven days and budda-boom! I'm hoping to see the benefits that may result for my friend who has fibromyalgia.". . . A.M.
June 15, 2009
Subject: Shipping, Support
"Great fast shipping and great support from Scott, I highly suggest ordering from Kombucha America, Thank you so kindly."... from Gary.
May 20, 2009
Subject: Sound Sleep
"I have been quite pleased with the results after only 2 weeks of drinking the tea. Mainly, as a life-long problem sleeper, I am now enjoying a much better night's sleep, dreams included! That is a joy untold! Thanks so much.". . . R.B.
Nov 11, 2008
"I used to have chronic asthma for years since I was a child, and other bad illnesses such as bronchitis, pnuemonia at least three times a year for at least 13 years. I still drink the tea religiously. Thank God for this tonic drink and I am living proof. My health has improve a lot, my husband can tell if I don't drink it.". . . E.B.
Sept 23, 2008
Subject: General Health
"The old adage of "If it seems too good to be true then it is" generally is a wise one, particularly in these times. However, if there ever was an exception to prove the rule then KOMBUCHA is it!
Whatever drug company or medical agency say to disclaim the wonders of this boon to humanity only strengthens my resolve to educate people.
My own success story is a testament to the validity and wonder of this blessed little "mushroom".
Recently aired on PBS was an episode of "Dr Zorba Pasta on your Health", normally reliable to give straight talk on things medical he blew it big time. Taking a call from someone who had heard about the wonders of a "Chinese Mushroom" thereby describing the Kombucha miracle, he responded with "I have never heard of anything like this before, please dismiss it, it is valueless". The singular point to this is that he has talked about the Kombucha twice before over the last few years and in both instances devalued it without any reason or research or case studies. This is what the main problem is, ignorance and misleading information, plus the medical profession and particularly the drug companies concerned for their billions of ill-gotten gains.
Believe it people, I would not live without this product.". . . W.E.G.
August 31st, 2008
Subject: Energy, strength
"I am a from Africa (RWANDA)I am writting this message to thank you very much for this product. I knew it in my country, i never knew i will come across this product agian Now i find it in the health store it very good and health i wish i can tell all people about this lifetea. My testimoial is very long about this product. My country had a genocide in 1994 we had to run away and we passed many months, no food, no drink. Me and my family who had been drinking Kombucha we were very strong than any body else people were asking as the secret. So many people were dying on the road because of hunger us were strong like stone. when others are eating uneatable and poisonous food in order to survive, we were just watching them. What was the secret? the Kombucha product we had been drinking every day for more than 1 year before the war started in Rwanda. Now i find it again ohoooooo!!! My Good Lord i am going to tell whoever i know and willing to stay strong and healthy. Thank you!!! Even now i am not yet have access to brew myself i am just buying bottles from the store and it is expensive though. My goal right now is to buy a mushroom and make my own.". . . Annon.
Aug 7th, 2008
Subject: Energy, Detox
" I just finished my first batch and it is delicious!!!! Much better tasting than the four dollar bottles I was buying.I am starting my second batch tonight. My biggest benifit so far is energy which I desperatly need. I am detoxing from severe heavy metal poisoning. Thank you for the help support and a wonderful fun product!!"... S.D.
July 30th, 2008
Subject: Headache, Stress
"I have only been drinking Kombucha for a little while. I had a headache in the a.m. and about 11:00 a.m. I had a drink of the Kombucha, miraculousy, my headache had disappeared. I felt the stress go away also. "... H.M.
June 28th, 2008
Subject: Skin abberation
"I sent a culture of the tea to my mum in the UK. She has been using it for about a year. A friend of her husband had a growth on his nose and his Dr. said it had to be removed. On the suggestion of my mum, he put a small piece of the "shroom" on a band aid at night for about a week. It disappeared without leaving a mark! The chap was astonished! Thank you KT. "... P. C.
Aug 7th, 2008
Subject: General Health
" I just finished my first batch and it is delicious!!!! Much better tasting than the four dollar bottles I was buying.I am starting my second batch tonight. My biggest benifit so far is energy which I desperatly need. I am detoxing from severe heavy metal poisoning. Thank you for the help support and a wonderful fun product!!!! S. D.
June 12, 2008
Subject: General Health, Skin Health
"I discovered kombucha about 10 years ago. I was 6ft, 150 lbs, coffee drinkin smoker. after drinking kombucha for a couple of weeks I quit drinking coffee. 2 months after I quit smoking. I drank kombucha for about 6 months and gained 30 lbs of healthy body mass. For a while I was drinking a pint a day. I craved it so much. as my health improved the craving for it deminished and I lost interest in the sunday tea making ritual. Now I find myself craving it again. I have been trying to find a new source for a while and came across this site. It is great to see something like this available. If kombucha isn't the turning water into wine story then I dont know what is. I discovered that the strongest tea is a great cold sore remedy, and that an old kombucha whipped up in the blender makes the greatest hand and body lotion. One aplication will give 2 to 3 days of dry skin relief. and its free..!!! No wonder doctors or pharmacutical companies won't even look at it. Well that is my 2 cents worth. Time to order a new baby and find the old pickle bottles. I can taste it now :) ". . . D.R.M.
May 25, 2008
Subject: General Health, Gray Hair
"I was first introduced to KM Tea in 1994 by a white-haired smoker who I happened to play a monthly round of golf with over the course of that spring, summer and fall. About the second round, he started yapping on and on about Kombucha tea, how his emphazima was going away, and about all the people he knew whose health problems were going away, ect. Then one evening I was watching TV when my favorite local Newslady, Linda Cavenaugh in Oklahoma City was interviewing two ladies who had been in poor health for years until finding Kombucha Tea. Now they were enjoying life again and thrilled to be back in their gardens.
What next caught my attention was that the color of my golfing companion's hair had started to take on a slight reddish blush. When I asked, he said he had been a redhead.
I brought my first KM back from Oklahoma that fall and have been drinking it nearly every day since then. When traveling, I take some in tightly sealed containers in my checked luggage or buy some at conscious food stores.
I have noticed many people whose comments indicate that they drink 16-24 ounces per day. I have been drinking about 6-8 ounces per day with great results. During the past 13 years, there have been only two days when I didn't feel like going to work.
I started drinking KMT when I was 50 and have about the same amount of gray hair now that I did then. After I was on the Tea for about 6 months, my longtime hair stylist asked if I was dying my hair. When I told her about the KMT, she said that a lady client of hers had started the Tea and after 2 years had gone from mainly grey to mainly brown.
For me the main benefits have been not getting sick, having more energy now than I did in my 30s and 40s, and knowing that I will never get cancer. In the past 10 years, I have had health insurance but have never had a claim, other than for tests. ". . . J.M.T.
May 14, 2008
Subject: Scarlett Fever
"I used KT a few years ago , but my culture died and I couldn't find a replacement, until I learned to use the internet; anyway, I had a family of five in my household at the time and three of us contracted Scarlet Fever, the two that didn't get it were drinking KT. ". . . T.R.B.
May 12, 2008
Subject: General Health, Cancer, Joint Pains, Appearance
"Hi... My name is Jim I was introduced to the tea about twelve years ago made my first batch thought it was good, drank for a while, during this time my daughter was diognosed with non hoskin lymphonia cancer. She drank the tea for about three months and was given a clean bill of health. Shes now over forty and doing well. I've seen a a man who drank the tea for about a week and stopped using his walker. Myself I drank on and off until about a year ago when the doctor told me I was growing cacarats so I drank it daily. I'm 70 years old, I take no medicines, pass for fifty, at least that is what I'm told. I only go to the doctor for check ups. Not bieng sick is the greatest blessing one could have, not having those aches, the joint pains, great. I must give some credit to the tea. Thanks.". . . J.W.
May 4, 2008
Subject: General Comment
"This experience with Kombucha America was really great. Wonderful product - no issues... Great information - all my questions answered - great information with package as well. I just LOVE it and I am reccommending it to EVERYONE I know! Thank You!". . . B.E.F
May 02, 2008
Subject: General Health
"This is my third purchase, first one for my family, then one for friends in two different states. Every purchase I've had a great experience, great customer service! Whenever I've started to get sick and drank the tea, I've never got sick enough to where I had to see a doctor. This is a first! I've never had to take another antibiotic since drinking Kombucha Tea and I thank God for this natural remedy! I'm a very skeptical person when it comes to something new, but KT has proven itself and I'm so thankful for Kombucha America selling this at a reasonable price and very well packaged! Thank you!". . . V.Y.
May 02, 2008
Subject: Joint inflammation
"I find that Kombucha allows me to have an active life. I was recently notified that I am allergic to glutin, corn syrup, wheat and a lot of my most favorite foods. Kombucha cleans me out to a point where I can walk without pain, and have very little inflammation in my joints and fingers. I'm so glad my boyfriend introduced me to it. Now I'm off Methotrexate and prednisone and on occasion take 2 aleves a day. As time goes by in drinking Kombucha, I bet I won't need aleves at all. This really gets rid of all the toxins in my body that I've gathered up throughout the years. Thanks Kombucha.". . . R.A.P.
April 18, 2008
Subject: Acne, Weight Loss, Energy
Started drinking about 2 months ago. Have made my own green tea blend for the entire time. I'm 55 and have always suffered from acne and blackheads. I also had bumps located below my eyes. The acne and bumps are almost completely gone. A friend of mine asked me last week if I had been losing weight. My energy level has been off the charts.". . . V.Y.
Mar. 22, 2008
Subject: Skin Rash, Nails, Colds/Flu
"I started drinking kombucha about 8 months ago. I had a rash on the inside of my palms that I had been seeing a chiropractor/NAET specialist for. She had helped me with other allergic rashes but this one kept coming back. She thought it was emotional. A few days after I started drinking it, the rash went away and never came back. I had also got a routine blood test taken right before I started drinking the tea. Nothing was said of my results until I saw the dr. about a month later and she said that my liver counts were high and asked me to get another blood test. That one came out normal and although it could be coincidence, I think it was because of the tea. I never did lose any weight because of it but I noticed my fingernails are stronger and prettier than they've ever been. I also went through the whole winter season with one cold/fever for about a week when I usually get the stomach flu and a few colds every year. ". . . L.M.B.
Mar. 16, 2008
Subject: Vitality, Mood
"I've been brewing my own for only a couple weeks; but I love the feel and effect for overall vitality, or mood in particular. I'm doing this partly as an experiment: I'd love to be able to report that I'm getting increased help with a partial seizure problem (from a brain surgery 5 yrs. ago). We'll see!! Supposedly the beta -glucans found in KT are effective for reducing brain tumors and scars, and that may still be an issue for me.
Also, a great tip was to use the oven (off) with a light on constantly (to keep the fermenting tea at the proper brewing temps)! I think I have a 20W bulb in there, and a thermometer tells me it's generally in the mid/upper 70s, just perfect!! So easy. ". . . N.K.
Mon. Mar. 10, 2008
Subject: Sleep, Diabetes, General Health
"I have been making Kombucha tea now for about 8 weeks. My family feels much better overall. I am sleeping better...My husband, who is a diabetic feels much better...and this is after only 2 months! We will be using it as a staple in our diet.". . . C.S.
Sun. Jan. 13, 2008
Subject: Prostate, Costs
"I am so greatful for your help in getting me started in this new habit. By having a constant supply of this healthful beverage, I have been able to minimise the perscription medication I take for prostate trouble. The perscripton medication is known to cause cancer and cost $10 per month. The enzymes and supplements that I've been buying as a health conscious alternative cost 4 times as much. There's no tax deduction for vitimines like there is for carsinogenic perscriptions! As we enter into the recession of 2008, I am very greatful to find the cost advantage of making my own kombucha tea! ". . . K.G.
Jan. 11, 2008
Subject: Fibroid tumors, Energy
"I went into WholeFoods Market in the area where I live. I happen to walk over to the beverage area where I normally look for water. But something said pickup the bottle of Kombucha Tea. I began to read all the ingredients that were in this tea. Most of ingredients I'm familiar with, so that grab my interest, but then I read on the side of the bottle, there was a testimony about a mother, who had successfully won her battle with breast cancer while drinking this miracle tea. I was convinced at this point to try it. So, I bought the Gingerade Kombucha tea. When I got back to work and starting drinking it, I was truly amazed at how I felt. And there was something strange that took place. I felt a burning sensation in my right breast and my left side where I have fibroid tumors. And I had an excessive amount of energy. I was like WOW. This is a miracle tea.
Since then, I have been still drinking this tea and no more burning, I feel like whatever was going on in my body at that time it has been healed. May everyone that has tried this remarkable drink be blessed. CONTINUE TO BE HEALED ". . . M.P.
Sun. Jan. 06, 2008
Subject: Vitality, Hair, Skin, Digestion
"OK. First let me tell you that I'm very grateful for your willingness to talk on the phone. When I first started the culture with the cultures you sent I wasn't expecting the variety of life forms I was going to see in the fermented tea, so I called you somehow startled and described what was going on. You very gently explained that everything was ok ... and it was!
I just can't believe it was barely over one year ago that I started kombucha, it seems to me that I've been drinking it for my whole life, which shows that I am planning to drink it for the rest of my life.
The benefits frankly cannot be described properly. It's a general well being, a recovering of the vital strength (last year, 6 months before starting kombucha I underwent a severe surgical operation and was in a state of exhaustion). It is the sudden and quick stopping of my hair loss that had been prompted by the operation and all the ensuing stress. My hair is beautiful. My skin is strong and nice. At 62 my joints are just fine, thank you. I have a better digestion. But all of this doesn't describe this feeling I have, that I owe kombucha my life. It sounds exaggerated, but I do know how I felt and how I feel.
I drink kombucha with and or after lunch and dinner. And whenever it pleases me because it's just delightful, its sweet-sour taste. Half a tall glass is more than enough twice daily.". . . R.M.
Nov. 28, 2007
Subject: Colds, Gray Hair
"I drank the tea for 3 years never experiencing any 2 symptoms of the common cold simultaneously and verified the disappearance of gray hair during this time. I wish I hadn't stopped drinking it and look forward to the various combinations of fruits and honey I used to enjoy. The graying that disappeared never came back in that area, but it may have been more widespread. It may need to be ingested for a longer period of time and there were other obvious benefits as well.". . . Monte
Mon. Nov. 12, 2007
Subject: Colds, Flu, Weight, Arthritis
"I made and drank my own Kombucha tea for about 1 1/2 years before I left it ferment too long once and my culture died. Well, the main thing I noticed was that I did not get one cold or flu for the entire time I was drinking it. Also, I lost a small amount of weight initially and my arthritis was at least a little improved. After not drinking it for about a month, I came down with a terrible cold or colds with the symptoms lasting over two months! Well, needless to say I have started drinking Kombucha again and we'll see if it keeps the viruses at bay. My hair is still grey though.". . . T.L.C.
Tue. Oct. 30, 2007
Subject: Hair, Cancer, Emphysema
"I first ordered your cultures 2 yrs ago it regrew my hair I lost weight and felt great I am still brewing the tea I just wanted some fresh cultures call it ocd I dont know lol but these are the best investment I have ever made. I gave it to an older woman who the doctors said had a mass on the kidney and was thought to be cancer. She drank the tea for two weeks when she went to have surgery the test before the operation confirmed the mass was gone. The doctors claimed cancer just doesn't go away. She also had emphysema which cleared up and went away. She says the tea is the only thing she does well. Blessings to you people, keep up the good work its helping more people than you think. You can use this testimonial if you like, and my name, Sincerly, ". . . jackson tennant
Wed. Oct. 24, 2007
"I've shared Kombucha mushroom cultures with many people over the passed 25 years. We drink some everyday. I am 76 years in Dec and my husband is 80 years next April. People do not believe our age because of our looks and our energy level. We love life and try to use those things put here on earth for our health. Thank you!". . . F.H.
Thur. Oct. 18, 2007
Subject: Prostate Cancer
"In January 2006 my partner was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer with a PSA of nearly 800. The cancer had spread to the hip and thigh, the pain was insupportable. After ten days of taking increasing doses of Kombucha (starting at 50ml and going up in 50ml increments culminating in a litre a day in four 250ml doses), all the pain had gone and he was able to walk normally without even a walking stick. The flesh of the right leg had become almost necrotised, and not only was it restored but varicose veins which had been present for decades disappeared completely. A catheter had been inserted and we were expecting the (usually) necessary operation in June 2006, but the trial without catheter was passed after the third attempt. In 6 months the PSA was down to 127, after 18 months it had dropped to 0.8 (normal is between 0 and 4.0). The prescribed medicine is 3-monthly injections of Zoladex, which treatment began some weeks after the Kombucha had worked its miracle and got rid of the awful pain, at the very least?". . . C.G.
Fri. Sept 21, 2007
Subject: Energy, Skin, Digestion, Weight Loss
"I got your kombucha starter kit about 8 months ago and let me tell you it has changed my life. I have gotten great results such as, energy, clear skin, better digestion of food and wieght loss. I really think that everyone can benifit from this product. I was so surprised how easy it really was to make. It was very affordable too. Thanks so much for providing kombucha to America. Also thank you so much for personally answering any questions that I had. That really made the difference. ". . . H.H.
Wed. Sept 5, 2007
Subject: IBS, Product
"Your product arrived so quickly I could not believe it. Both baby shrooms cultured perfectly. Your informational insert was very helpful and well written; containing explicit instructions and techniques. I have IBS and have seen nearly 90% relief of my symptoms in two weeks. ". . . T.S.
Mon. Sept 3, 2007
Subject: Acne, Skin, Energy, Depression, Hair growth, Weight, Digestion.
"I'm in love with my kombucha tea! It has cleared up my acne, given my skin a beautiful glow, filled me with energy, erased my depression, sped up my hair growth, controlled my appetite, and aided my digestion. I drink 4 oz in the morning upon waking, 8-12 oz throughout the day, and 4 oz before bed. After making 1 gallon of the tea, I pour it into empthy glass Snappple bottles and store it in the fridge. I want everyone in my life to make this drink a part of their lifestyle!". . . K.W
Wed, 29 Aug 2007
Subject: Changed life
Written in a Thank You card received in the mail; "Your tea has changed my life. . . I can't thank you enough!". . . A.H.
Sun, 19 Aug 2007
Subject: Yeast infection, Candida, Appetite depressant
"I have had painful, red-hot yeast infections in the folds of my skin (under the breasts, and under the belly) non-stop for 5 years after being hospitalized and having stomach surgery. I tried a popular product called Three-Lac, after reading the testimonials, to rid myself of the yeast. I also went on a sugar-free, low-carb diet but nothing helped. My best hope was to slather on salves to cover the pain and itching.
Within 6 days of drinking 8-12 oz of Kombucha combined with raw juice daily, the yeast is completely gone. I mean - GONE - after suffering for 5 years!! I also notice it has decreased my appetite, which would make sense if candida was present in my body.
I will post more after using kombucha longer, but wanted to report this amazing benefit! ". . . H.N.M.
Wed, 08 Aug 2007
Subject: Constipation, Skin Tone
"I started drinking kombucha about a month ago when I was looking for an "energy drink" at the health food store. I didn't know what it was until a friend told me more about it when she saw me drinking it. Nobody had told me to expect this, but I noticed immediately that it took care of my constipation. Not to be gross or give too many details, but the constipation I get is more than an inconvenience. I normally only have a bowel movement about every 5 days, and that has led to some major problems. I've even had to have rectal surgery as a result of an infection I got (probably from passing hard stools). When I drink the kombucha, I have a bowel movement every day. About 5 days ago, we got back from a camping trip. I hadn't brought any kombucha with me and within 2-3 days of not having it, I had become constipated again and went 5-6 days without moving my bowels. When we got back, I started drinking the kombucha and immediately started having daily bowel movements again.
Another interesting thing that happened: a couple of weeks after I started drinking kombucha, my husband looked at me and said "You just get younger-looking every day." I certainly wasn't anticipating that! I didn't have any wrinkles or anything to start with, but now my skin has a youthful glow. ". . . S.A.
Mon, 23 Jul 2007
Subject: Energy, Stamina, Sleep
"I have been drinking the tea for about 6 months. I have amazing energy and stamina. I also have much improved sleep pattern.". . . G.O.
Tue, 03 Jul 2007
Subject: Kidneys, Urinary Tract Infection
"I was having pain in my lower back on the right side where the kidney's are located. Being a nurse I figured I was beginning to have a urinary tract infection. I did get feverish and just plain felt bad. I was whole foods in texas and saw the bottle on the shelf. I just bought it not knowing what to expect. I will tell you this within 48 hrs that pain was gone and my urine is clear. I know this is what did it. I love my tea. ". . . Y.G.
Fri, 01 Jun 2007
Subject: Ebstein Barr Virus
"I was diagnosed with EBV [Ebstein Barr Virus] and my mother hand delivered a Kombucha mushroom. I make it with oolong tea, and as long as I am on the tea, I have not had any further problems or episodes. It truly was and is my miracle. ". . . S.L.P.
Mon, 21 May 2007
Subject: Energy, Clarity of Thought
"I am a 19 year old male. In this past year my energy levels seem to have been going only downhill. I have recently started drinking and making my own Kombucha Tea, about 2 weeks ago. Within a couple days of starting this amazing tea I have noticed my energy levels have GREATLY increased. I am able to focus and think more clearly and just feel better! Just a couple of weeks ago I was beginning to wonder if I was suffering from chronic fatigue, but not anymore! Getting up in the morning used to be a chore, but now I wake up relaxed and refreshed. Try this tea, you will not be disappointed, it is simply amazing! ". . . J.P.
Tue, 03 Apr 2007
Subject: Energy, Depression, Weight Loss
"Works very well, I've been using since 2001, I love it, gives me energy, takes depression away, gives me balanced weight. ". . . S.G.
Thu, 22 Feb 2007
Subject: Hair Color, Skin, Vitality
"When taking Kombucha for over two years I noticed many excellent changes such as less gray hair, younger skin and more vitality. I'm thrilled to have found your site as I haven't made the tea in about 8 years (not getting any younger either).". . . M.L.
Mon, 18 Dec 2006
Subject: Weight Loss, Colds
"I have been drinking KT for 1 1/2 years, I managed to lose 60 pounds without dieting. I contribute that to the KT, it has also got me off POP and on to water instead, and I was also able to break my 2 teaspoon sugar habit in my coffee, now no sugar in my coffee.
I also don't get colds like other people around me do.". . . M.F.
Wed, 1 Nov 2006
"I am a middled aged Type I insulin dependent diabetic, female. I first learned of kombucha tea through my sister who is an RN. I tried it. I was absolutely astounded to see that my need for insulin dropped considerably almost immediately, like the next day. And as long as I stayed on the tea, my body needed to be injected with less insulin. For those of you who don't know, the less insulin you have to inject, the healthier your body is. This past weekend I had company. We took an out-of-town train tour of my state. I didn't drink kombucha tea. What happened? Blood sugar levels went up! I got right back on kombucha tea and am now back on low need for insulin. This is for me something to shout about. ". . . M.B.
Wed. Sep 27, 2006
Subject: Colds, flu, energy, cancer.
"I have been drinking Kombucha Mushroom Tea for over 15 years now. I no longer get colds or flu and my energy level is unsurpassed by any of my friends! I am healthy, happy, energetic. I LOVE THIS TEA! I am not using it to CURE anything, but I drink 16-24 ounces each day and notice a big difference if I don't drink it for a day or two. I make my own and I am very careful to avoid any type of contamination. My kids think I am crazy because of the way it smells. But it kept my DOG alive for 7 extra years (she was diagnosed with cancer!) and the vet cannot explain it! To me, it is WONDERFUL and I will drink it until the day I die!!!". . . P.S.
Mon. Aug 14, 2006
Subject: Energy, headaches, vision, hair color, weightloss.
"I haven't used Konbucha tea for several years. Now that I am over 50 and suffering with several of the typical ailments that accompany menopause, such as high cholesterol, hypertension, hypothyroidism and arthritis. I am ready to start drinking it again. I had forgoten about this remarkable tea but, I now realize that is may be just what I need to help with the symthoms of these conditions and to help detoxify my body of the several medications I am told I need to controll thes symthoms, though non of them will be curing them. My doctors feels that the tea is safe to drink while on medication but, advises to drink is separatly. Many years ago when my family and i were on the tea, I was perfectly healthy but, I know it gave me energy and I stopped getting headaches. It also improved my vision. Each times I was examined for glasses, my prescription was weaker. My father's hair had been silver for years. It returned to dark brown, as did all the hair on his body. My mother lost pounds and inches! Our dog was given the tea for 10 years. This dog lived to the age of 17.2 years! He had to serious health problems and still had good vision. Making Kombucha tea is a little work and requires a dedicated routine but, I am convinced it is worth it for the long haul. I am very hopeful that my health will improve and maybe I can eventually reduce the amount of medication I am on. I am excited to be starting this healthful habit once again!". . . D.K.
Thu. Aug 04, 2006
Subject: Eczema, gastric problems, diabetes, arthritis.
"I was suffering from Eczema and with the help of homeopathetic medicine I could bring it down, but with the use of Kombucha Tea my skin is getting better day by day and returning to its normal colour. I was suffering from high degree of gastric problems and now (I am using it only for the last two months) it has considerably reduced and almost disappeared. Besides there is a considerable reduction in my diabetic readings, overall health position. I was also suffering from artheritic problems and this has also come down drastically. I recommend the whole mankind to use this wonderful nature's gift for their well being and to build a healthy universe.". . . M.K.K.
Thu. June 17, 2006
Subject: IBS, Colitis, Chrons.
"I just came across my previous testimonial from June 10, 2001 "I had Inflammatory Bowel Disease for ten years. I tried many alternatives.... " Now it's June, 2006, and I'm still symptom free. No doubt for me that Kombucha is effective against I.B.D.(Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's). Now I've learned more about the cause of I.B.D. and how Kombucha cures it. If you're interested, search for "Mycobacterium Avium Tuberculosis". Short version: it causes I.B.D. and Kombucha kills it. Not Kombucha pills or Kombucha tea bags, but authentic, fermented Kombucha tea."... B.P.
Sun. Apr 30, 2006
"I use Kombucha and love it. Recently my 13 y/o Lab was diagnosed with a vicious cancer that started with a large tumor in her mouth. It was removed surgically but after the biopsy we were told she had less than a month to two months to live. I started her on the brew and it is now 5 months and she looks and acts better than she did before. We went for a followup last week and they took blood etc and did xrays since this type of cancer would have returned in her mouth but would have aggressively spread elsewhere. NO CANCER found in her blood or in the xrays of her body. Kombucha may not be a "fountain of youth" but we have been able to keep our Lady for who knows how much longer!". . . T.L.
Thu. Apr 20, 2006
Subject: Skin, Hair, Service.
"I made and drank Kombucha religiously for 3 years and know from experience that the health benefits are phenomonal. The difference in skin and hair are amazing. When we moved to our new home my Kombucha was accidently destroyed. I had tried in vain to find another starter, but everyone I had given one to, and the person who gave me my initial starter, had gotten tired of the brewing process and let their's die. Ironically they had realized the difference and were also looking for a new starter. Last year after finaly venturing into Internet-land I decided to check for Kombucha and found this site. I ordered a starter and have had my wonderful Kombucha tea ever since. This site is wonderful, orders are quickly delivered with much care in the packaging, the Kombucha is authentic not scrap or scam and recently I had reason to call for help with a minor Kombucha problem and the gentleman I spoke with was polite and courteous. He took his time and helped me with my problem step by step. In other words his services are just wonderful. If anyone has any doubts about Kombucha it's great and so is this site and company. I would advise anyone to go Kombucha America and get their starter from this company.". . . K.D.
Tue. Mar 21, 2006
Subject: High Blood Pressure, Weight.
"I am drinking this tea daily and it is doing a good job of keeping my body in balance.I am no longer taking blood pressure medication and my weight has stablized at a suggested level for my height ect. I am sharing this product with several friends in my area and they are pleased with the results.". . . D.
Mon. Mar 13, 2006
Subject: Mouth Sores, Stomach problems.
"I have a sores on my tongue, which I suspect is tongue cancer. I have gone to the doctor, and a biopsy was done, but negative cancer. The side effects of the sores are such, that I have grumbling stomach, and a pass through the anus, which I can't control. This has improved, and the sores on the tongue are drying, since I started drinking Kombucha Tea. God is doing great in my health through his creation, KT. I thank God for this wonderful drink for saving my life in a developing nation like Papua New Guinea, where medical services are not adequate. I praise God Almighty for his grace. Love you LORD, my master.". . . P.M.
Thur, Mar 02, 2006
Subject: General Health, Vitality.
"I drank Komucha tea for nearly 10 years and what a blessing it was to me healthwise. I had very high energy levels, didn't have to see a doctor apart from routine medical check ups nor take prescription drugs. I always took the culture with me wherever I travelled to in order not to have to go for too long without drinking it. However I went to work abroad for a year and a half and took it with me but got careless and forgot the culture on my return to Canada.
Back in Montreal, I contacted all my friends I had introduced to the stuff for the culture but no one had it any longer. They had all gotten so lazy to carry on brewing the tea and thrown the scobies away.
As a result I was without the stuff for five months and it was one health problem after the other till this day. Psoriasis, hair loss, acne, flu, which I never had since I started drinking the tea, low energy levels and fatigue.I moved to Vancouver recently and was fortunate enough to find someone in the area over the internet from whom I bought the culture to start all over again.
It really worked for me and after my experiences over the last 5 months I don't think I could ever go without drinking the stuff again. Never! .". . . S.K.
Thur, Dec 29, 2005
"You don't have to sell me on the power of the kombucha. i know it works and it is a gift from God literally. My mother passed away of cancer 8 yrs ago. they gave her 6 months to live. she never stopped smoking and drank heavily. Even so i got her to use the TEA and she started to go into remision, instead of living only 6 months she lived 4 yrs! and she only took maybe 8 ounces a day and sometimes missed a day or two.". . . D.M.
Thur, Oct. 6, 2005
Subject: Cancer - Energy
"There is no doubt in my mind tht the tea causes remission of cancer, if not cure cancer completely, and it maintains healthy weight without dieting. It also seems to improve overall energy level and sense of well being. I drink it as does everyone in our house. The children drink it also, and no one has been to a doctor here for over 6 years ". . . R.K.
Fri, Jul. 15, 2005
"I just finished my first week with Kombucha and right now I am in the process of starting the brew of my fourth batch. Let me tell you, I was skeptical of all the claims made about this elixir. The key word being was!! If nothing more, my energy level has increased dramatically this week, the tea is wonderful for that. My coffee comsumption has decreased by about half without me realizing it until my clerk at work asked me if she wasn't making it right for me anymore. All this in one week, I can't wait until it has been a month or more, so I can come back and tell you more of the benefits I am gaining from this!! (have my fingers crossed that my hair color will return to it's once beautiful red)..... Thank you for introducing me to this wonder tea.". . . M.E.A.
Tue, Jul. 12, 2005
Subject: Energy, Skin Health, Arthritic & Joint Pains
"The results I have gotten from drinking Kombucha continue to come. I have taken it for 3 months now. I have increased stamina, strength (at 56!) and I feel so vital. My skin seems to have tightened. This is evidenced by my tight lower arm. I can't wait to go back to teaching and use the board to write. No flabby underarms! What is most important is that I do not have the pain in my hip and joints. I single handedly put out a garden and am tending it. In just two hours I tilled 1/4 of an acre. The next morning I did not feel any pain in my back, wrists, or shoulders. It was amazing. Yesterday I redid our entire fish pond. This required moving some very large rocks. This morning I got up and felt no stiffness or pain. This stuff is amazing. I have introduced other family members to this. They are learning to keep the culture and make the tea presently. I also find that the support that is given by these people is very helpful and reliable.". . . M.K.
Tue, May 31, 2005
Subject: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
"I am very much excited about getting "on" the tea again. I was using it for 2 years before my culture became contaminated after moving to our new home. Doctors had a hard time diagnosing my M.S. because Kombucha took away many symptoms. I am going to keep one for myself and get another "M.S." friend started. Can't wait!". . . G.W.
Tue, May 9, 2005
Subject: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
"I am very happy with this tea. I have M S and have't had a shot in over a year since I started taking the tea.". . . A.M.G..
Wed, Feb 9, 2005
Subject: Allergy Rash, Dermatitis
"We have been growing and drinking Kombucha for 2 years now. My son "was highly allergic" to Brazilian Pepper Hedge (like poison ivy) and would develop a rash during certain times of the year. Of course we would get spripts from the dr. but they didn't help very much and the rash lasted for a couple of weeks. I put some Kombucha in a cup and applied it to the rash using a cotton ball. The very next morning, while washing (scratching) his face with a cloth, the rash literally "fell off". Underneath was beautiful new skin undefilied by the rash. He now drinks it daily (he's 11) and has not had dermitis since! I could go on and on but this was the most unbelievable thing I had seen. Thank you for all you do and I am truly thankful to God that we received our culture Kombucha America, and have enjoyed improved health since!!!". . . W.S.I.
Sat, Feb 5, 2005
"After my husband who has diabetes2 started drinking kombucha his bloodsuger is perfect. ". . . B.
Fri, Jan 29, 2005
Subject: Chronic pain, Sleep, Mobility
"I started using K-T about 21/2 months after I had been hospitalized for the 4th time in a year, for kidney failure, and a uric acid of 14.9 ( the normal is 3.5 to 7.0) which is at a dangerous level..I take alot of medication of which includes morphine, and other opiates for chronic pain I've had for years..I was in a wheelchair to get around for any distance and couldn't walk more than a few feet now I can walk 1/2 to 3/4 a block daily and am able to help my wife around the house (doing dishes,vacuming,etc.)which has helped in our getting along with each other..It has helped my getting along with others, because I'm not in as much pain..And I sleep every night all night long instead of 3-4 hours like before I started K-T.". . . A.R.
Sat, Jan 01, 2005
Subject: Endometriosis, Dandruff, Menopause, Sleep
"I received a Kombucha culture in the beginning of December and my family has been drinking the tea. My sister has endometriosis and is usually in constant pain especially at that time of the month but now she is nearly pain free. She also tells me that her dandruff problem appears to be easing. My mother has been going through menopause and now that she's using the tea, she's been able to eat chocolate again without getting a hot flash. I was recently in a car accident and although I'm doing fine, I haven't been sleeping well. Now that I'm drinking the tea, I can sleep through the night. That's all for now. I'll update later. ". . . J.L.H.
Thu, Dec 18, 2004
Subject: Rhumatiod Arthritis, Flu
I have been using and brewing K-Tea off and on for 15 yrs. I concur with the other statements, you definately are grateful to be drinking it again. I'm going to mail you some more amazing experiences but will keep this one short. During the winter of 1997, a nasty flu virus left hundreds of people suceptible to acute rhumatiod arthritis. By the time we realized what the flu had lead to, I was too paralyzed to dress myself. I spent 3 weeks in the physical rehabilitation hospital "learning how to cope with my new disability". After I was discharged, the first thing I did was to dive into my K-tea factory. I had been brewing it and passing it on to needy people, not realizing how run down my immune system was. It took two more weeks before I could bend my hands to grasp the steering wheel properly.
Day by day Kombucha flushed the "flare-up" out of my body. At the six week check-up, I was the only one from my ward that wasn't on steroids and "the little blue liver pill". So because of that I was treated with disgust by the medical staff. I came home, looked at my Kirlian photo on the fridge, poured another glass of K-Tea and knew I would be just fine.
The following summer I played a great season on a womens' fastball team. I played one more summer after that until I took up golfing. Not bad for a 53 yr. old granny with "a severe disability".
My grandchildren all love K-tea and have no qualms about turning junk candy down. Love your educational site...keep up the good work folks.". . . D.E.D.
Thu, Dec 2, 2004
Subject: Energy Level, Kidney Stones, Gray Hair
" Thought I would update you on my "Kombucha Adventures". My husband and I had been taking the tea daily for about three weeks. We noticed the following results: an increase in his energy level (for him)...(and for me), what little white hair I had was turned back to a pale blonde shade...and, it enabled my 16 year old grandaughter to pass a kidney stone within 8 hours after starting to drink the kombucha tea (she had had a prior bout with kidney stones, so she knew something was helping her out). Quite an accomplishment I must say. "... D.A.S.
Tue, Oct 5, 2004
Subject: Cancer, Weight Loss, High Blood Pressure
" In September of 1996 I had a growth removed from my lower left side of my back and October 1996 was diagnosed with "Cutaeneous B-cell Lymphoma". Twenty six new tumors grew after the removal of 1 and I received radiation on that spot while being told this is a very rare type of cancer that always returns and grows new tumors. "Usually within 10 years patients lose the battle". "Get your affairs in order and pull out all the stops, try anything, I can't even give you a prognosis" was what I was told.
After 3rd degree burns fon my back from radiation and obesity, hypertension, and other problems I began to use Kombucha tea , the "water cure" and took supplements-including dietary changes. I got tons of energy, lost weight and my blood pressure went down. Within 6 months (March of 1997) there was no sign of any cancer. Even the radiation poisoning cleared up. Now almost 8 years after diagnosis I am still cancer free.
My Kombucha was destroyed during a break in at my home (December 1997) so I stopped brewing my tea. Now overweight again and hypertensive I know I want Kombucha in my life agan and for the rest of my life. Delicious, nutricious, energizing, and in my case-life saving! "... A.J.B.
Fri, Oct 1, 2004
Subject: High Cholesterol
"I was very pleased to find that you are still selling Kombucha. I took it for years and felt great but stopped a few years ago after listening to someones advice that I should have ignored. Kombucha is the only thing that helped my high cholesterol dropping it 40 points in a short time. I am looking forward to feeling good again. Thanks!"... P.W.
Tue, Sep 23, 2004
Subject: Interstitial Cistites, Menopause, Bladder
"Interstitial Cistites is a weird spelling but a real crippling condition that affects many women in America. I had suffered from this condition for about 20 years. I've taken the tea for many months and not only got rid of menopausal symptoms, Osteopenia (don't have to buy Actonel anymore) but I also have increased my bladder capacity almost to an 4 hour period (consider normal for my age), besides I no longer have the burning pain on the bladder wall. I think this is the greatest thing in the world.". . . E.O.
Tue, Sep 7, 2004
Subject: Sleep, Hand Tremors
"It gets really chilly here (Montana) in the winters and I was not able to brew KT due to keeping my thermostat low so I had been without it for about 7 months. In that time I noticed a vague tingling in my hands almost like a mild shaking. Since drinking KT all summer there is no trace of shaking or tingling also I'm sleeping like a baby.". . . S.E.
Admin note: Kombucha tea is easily brewed during the winter in a cold house by keeping the brewing container in a cabinet or Styrofoam box with a small light bulb for warmth.
Thu, Aug 3, 2004
Subject: Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure, Energy
"I'm leaving a testimonial for my grandparents, they have been drinking Kombucha tea now for two months. My grandmother has psoriasis and has had not one breakout since drinking the tea. My grandpa is full of energy and has lowered his blood pressure a little. They are 67 and 68 years old. They love it and don't have any intentions of not drinking it. It has been great for them. My 80 year old grandmother is drinking it also and has gained youthful glow in her face.". . . MLM
Thu, July 6, 2004
Subject: Osteopenia, Osteoperosis, High Blood Pressure, Heart Diease
"I had suffered a by-pass surgery and my wife, always researching about alternative medicine found this site about Kombucha tea, she had heard of that a few years ago and since I was up to another stent (a procedure similar to a by-pass heart surgery) we decided to give it a try. To make a long story a short one, I never had the by-pass surgery, never needed it. I reduced almost to nothing some of the drugs I was taking (not suggesting you do the same without consulting with your physician) others I flatly removed. My blood pressure was the lowest ever and I eliminate all medication to blood pressure. My wife suffering from horrendous "hot flashes" and osteopenia ( a precursor to osteoperosis) had such an improvement. She never had another hot flash again ( a condition she was suffering for the last 8 years) and her osteopenia is almost gone . I went from a pale yellow wall color to a fresh teenager blush. My wife lost five pounds without trying and no more hot flashes for her. Don't hold yourself back from trying this amazing Kombucha and we do rely on his product and vouch for that. Follow the instructions. We each drink about 3 glasses a day and we bought a whole bunch of Glass jars at Wall-Mart. Just thought I should give something back to people that may suffer from the same condition I do or did, or my wife. Sincerely, M.M."
Thu, Jun 16, 2004
Subject: Feeling of Well Being
"My boyfriend, grandma and I have just recently started drinking K tea and we are in awesome moods. My grandma is going to cut back on the meds that she is on and see what happens. She says she feels great and wants to continue with it. As for my boyfriend and I we have had great days since drinking (Kombucha). I feel like it has evened out my mood and emotions. At first we were not sure if it was the tea and now we are sure of it. Anyone we know we are telling about this wonderful tea. Try it you have nothing to loose!!! ." . . . M.L.M.
Thu, Jun 09, 2004
Subject: Multiple Sclorosis
"I have multiple sclorosis. I have been drinking the tea now for 5 1/2 weeks. I have not had my shots in 5 1/2 weeks. I feel much better. And I believe it has made a world of difference. My kids even agree with me that I'm doing better. I'm able to go outside and play with them. My husband and I have been able to do more. I have regained more balance I have feeling in my feet which I haven't had in four years." . . . A.M.G.
Thu, May 25 2004
Subject: General Health, Respitorary Health
"We recently ordered a new starter vial from Kombucha America. Tomorrow is our first day that we'll be able to drink Kombucha again in over a year. Because we moved, been busy, death in family, etc -- we lost our original culture.
Both my husband and I drank Kombucha for eight years. It's an amazing drink!!! For my husband, Kombucha really helped his constant allergies, and his arthritis. (In addition, he just generally "felt better" with more energy, better sleep, etc). For me, it's a godsend in clearing out my lungs each day. After 40 years of smoking, needless to say, my lungs are in ruins. But if I drink Kombucha both in the morning (first thing), and again at night, my lungs clear up, and I can breath cleanly. It's amazing. I've even tested this, putting off drinking Kombucha till later in the morning or afternoon, and it's the Kombucha that does the trick!
Many of you will be skeptical about drinking this "health" remedy -- much like I was. When my husband first came home from work talking about Kombucha stories from other employees, I thought it was bunk, he was crazy, and that the effects people were feeling at his workplace were simply the "placebo effect". As a Microbiologist, I was especially skeptical. But, after much research and study, I agreed that it would be safe to make at home, (follow the instructions), and I made my husband his first culture. After about 2 weeks, he began to feel better. That's when I gave it a try. That was 8 years ago.
One word of advise! Don't stop drinking Kombucha just because you no longer feel any "new" benefits after a while, or because you just get too busy to make it. Kombucha continues to work as long as you drink it. What occurs is that you simply become accustomed to feeling better. If you stop drinking Kombucha, however, for a week or two, you'll begin to feel like you did BEFORE you began drinking the tea. It will occur gradually, till one day you realize that the reason you're feeling worse is probably because you're not drinking your daily Kombucha.
We're strong advocates of Kombucha. It's the ONLY health supplement we take aside from Vitamins/Minerals. Give it a try, a reasonable time to work (at least a month), and keep track of how you feel every day. Hopefully, you'll be as amazed as we were.
Tomorrow our culture will be ready! It smells delicious, is bubbly, and we're going to have our first Kombucha in over a year in Champaign glass. We are excited, and will never again be without Kombucha for so long.". . .S.L.A.
Thu, May 10 2004
Subject: Multiple Sclorosis, Energy, Sleep
"I'm am just writing to let you know that I have been drinking the tea now for one week. I have Multiple Sclorosis. Having to take a shot everyday has been painful. I haven't had a shot in a week since drinking the tea. I had been wanting to take a break but my body kept telling me that it wasn't ready. Since I have been drinking the tea I'm in a better mood, I have more energy, and best of all I have been able to sleep at night. I will definately let you know how I am doing as the weeks go on. By me drinking this tea hopefully I will get a little bit of my life back. I hate being so sore that my kids can't hug me." . . . A.M.G.
Thu, May 06 2004
Subject: Feeling of Well Being, Sleep
"I am happy to tell you that I already harvested my brew. The taste is refreshing, I have a feeling in my body that I have never felt for over fifteen years. I sleep very deeply and I have introduced Kombucha to my brothers." . . . D.S.
Mon, May 03 2004
Subject: Osteopenia (Bone Pain) and Heart Problem
"I was suffering from osteopenia a precursor of Osteosperosis. My pain was nothing short of unberable. I got the tea for my husband's kidney stone. We both drunk the tea and about the second day of usage I was pain free, completely. I am giving this testimonial not because I like to write "testimonials" I am extremelly busy person, but it is a matter of conscience. My husband's faulty calcium metabolism was responsible for formation of kidney stones and heart problems. To make it short, our lives had been changed in a matter of one week regimen with this tea. I drink 4 full glasses a day. My husband drinks two." . . . E.M.
Tue, Apr 25 2004
"I must say, I am quite impressed with my brew. The mushroom that grew was thick and hardy. The taste was incredible. After several days of drinking it, my energy has returned." . . . A.T.
Sat, Apr 24 2004
Subject: Mercury Detoxification
"I just returned from a trip to Costa Rica where I had my first drink of kombucha tea. I actually had three glasses within 5 days. When I came home I no longer had the mecury toxicity that I had before my trip. I am convinced the tea cleared it from my system. I had been taking lots of detox pills from my naturopath but after three months I was making little progress. The 3 glasses of kombucha zipped right through me and eliminated all of the mercury from my system." . . . H.F.H
Wed, Apr 16 2004
Subject: Chronic Fatigue
"I first heard about Kombucha tea because my aunt in France was using it as a refreshing, energizing drink. At the end of last summer, I was at a point in my chiropractic sudies where I had to go through a series of national board exams that required many days of intense studying. I was desperatly looking for an affordable way to fight my chronic lack of energy and fatigue. I thought about growing Kombucha tea and went on the internet to see if I could order a culture. I found the Kombucha America site and was able to start growing my own "mushroom" very easily and very quickly. I started to drink the tea and was amazed to see how refreshing it was. It certainly gave me lots of energy and made me go trhought all my exams with great success. I also noticed that my immune system was boosted because I did not get sick during the fall when everybody else was down with the flu. Also, when I went to India after drinking the tea for a month or two, I did not get any digestion problem (I was also very careful with what I was eating) while the other people in the group that ate the same food almost all got sick at some point during the trip. So I guess that, drinking the tea, for me, along with having a healthy life style including chiropractic care, was a definite health enhencer and a general way to prevent the occurence of disease." . . . F.N.
Wed, Mar 24 2004
Subject: Feeling of Well Being
"Hi, since I tried Kombucha a few days ago I feel happier, and IÃ‚Â´ve told all my friends about it. Recently I had to take the EC (emergency contraception) pill, the pharmaceutic and my doctor told me that I has going to have headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, among other side effects. But thanks to Kombucha I had NONE of these side effects, not even a headache! Thank you so much Kombucha America!" . . . M.T.G
Sun, Jan 28 2004
"I am 45 and have had gout attacks (feet) on and off for a long time. The tea seemed to do an excellent job of keeping it in check. However, I just got hit HARD with it a couple of weeks ago and I believe it is partly because I had not been drinking the tea in the days leading up to the attack. Live and learn!"... M.A
Sun, Nov 29 2003
Subject: Crohn's Disease
"Between concentrated aloe extract (the "AMP", Aloe Vera product from Florida) Kombucha, and a low carb diet I am now symptom free from Crohn's Disease for almost one year. I am convinced that the muccopoly-sacharrides (present in both these products) will be the the next great break through in nutritional healthcare products."... T.C.
Sun, Oct 02 2003
Subject: Anti-Aging, Skin Wrinkles
"I have been drinking the tea for all of the last 10 years. I am 65 years old and people tell me I look like I'm 40. I am verturally "pain free", and I have no medical doctor. I don't use prescriptions of any kind. I take vitamins from a reputable company. I believe the tea has paid a great part in my good health. My Chiropractor loves me. He keeps me in good alignment and is my advisor. He sees no arthritis, I don't get headaches and I still don't have wrinkles.". . . J.S.
Sun, 17 Aug 2003
"The tea has eliminated arthritic pain in my hands. I drink it 2x daily. Thank you so much."... Rev. A.
Sun, 20 Jul 2003
Subject: Weight Loss
"A friend of mine knew that I had tryed every diet on earth. She gave me a Kombucha mushroom and in less tha a full year I lost over 128 lbs. I had so much more energy. I felt 10 years younger, and I call the mushroom my little fat eater, I have even given her a name.". . . S.K.I.
Mon, 14 Jul. 2003
"I have been taking the Kombucha Tea for 2 months now. Every time I get the cold and I drink this tea, I get better in less than a week. Before, it used to take two weeks to a month before everything went away. Thank you Kombucha!". . . A.T.
Thu. 24 Apr. 2003
Subject: Colds, General Health
"Just what to say thanks for this great K Tea, I feel great very day I have not had a cold or have been sick in 1 year since I've been drinking Kombucha Tea. I think now I will live for very. Thanks I owe you one". . . MJM
Tue. 08 Apr. 2003
Subject: Yeast Infection, Sleep, Multiple Sclerosis
"I am 48 years of age, and I've had a yeast infection since I was in my mid thirties. I have been drinking "K" tea for about 8 weeks now and my yeast infection has cleared up and my husband and I are sleeping much better at night. My husband is 45 years of age and was diagnosed with MS in 2000, but he seems to be moving around better lately than he has been in the past two years since his diagnosis. I don't know what we would do without our "K" tea and I have no intention of trying to finding out. "... P.M.D.
Mon. 31 Mar. 2003
Subject: HeartBurn, Arthritis
"I had taken this tea for several years it helped my heartburn and arthritis and then my mushroon died and my heartburn and arthritis came back. I finally found your web site and bought another mushroom and I'm free of heartburn and my hands are with out arthritis. I believe in this mushroom. IT IS A MIRACLE TEA. I will never be with out one again."... M.A.D.
Thu. 27 Mar. 2003
Subject: Sea Sickness, Migraine Headaches
"I love this stuff! An officer on my Coast Guard ship turned me on to this beneficial drink. I don't suffer from seasickness I used to get up in the Bering Sea next to Alaska. Nor do I get the frequent headaches and it has also dramatically reduced the frequency that I get migraine headaches---the ones that put me in sickbay for a Demerol injection. Kombucha really works wonders!"... L.B.
Thu. 27 Mar. 2003
Subject: Arthritis, Eyevision
"I had the onset of arthritis and a blind spot in one eye. I drank kombucha tea for 2 years that I was growing at home and noticed that my hands no longer had pain and the blind spot was gone! For the last two years, I have not had a mushroom because my mushroom had died so I have had no tea and have noticed my eyesight is getting worse and I'm getting gray hair. I'm ordering another one today and telling all my coworkers that it works. It's too easy a way to prevent health problems. Keep up the good work!"... L.B.
Thu. 27 Feb. 2003
Subject: Fibrocystic Breast Disease
"After drinking the tea every day for about 6 months, neither my practitioner nor I are able to find any trace of fibrocystic breast disease which I have had for over 30 years... the old needle biopsy sites and lumps cannot even be found with mammograms, and no new lumps have developed in the last 5 years."... M.K.
Thu. 20 Feb. 2003
Subject: Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomina, Bowel Disorder
"About 3 years ago I had multiple symptoms: Restless Leg Syndrome, insomnia, a bowel disorder, could hardly walk. I had been on the Atkins diet (restricted carbs), and had been consuming diet sodas (Aspertame). Also found some mold in my closet. After suffering with a compromised immune system for several months, I found some Kombucha ads, and tried it. All symptoms cleared up in a matter of weeks, although I had some residual nerve damage in my legs for about a year. I recently contracted hemorrhoids and another bowel disorder, and have just ordered another culture. I'll bet it does the trick again. I love this stuff!"... G.F.
Mon. 20 Jan. 2003
Subject: General Health
"My wife and I have been taking Kombucha for just over a week she says she feels better and is sleeping fine, I even feel better than she does. We are both health freaks so we know what is what. We hope our Kombucha mushrooms are around for a long time."... C.D.M.
Wed. 15 Jan. 2003
Subject: Ovarian Cancer, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Hair Color
"I found K-Tea in 1990. My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 1 year previous, and given 6 months to live. She passed away in 1996, in remission, having been given life back (by drinking K-tea) to meet and know her three grandchildren. At roughly the same time, a very dear friend of mine was suffering of extensive psoriasis and another of insulin diabetes. In two months, my friend was completely free of her skin creams and the scales associated with the condition. She continues to be free to this day, attributing it to her "jar of Life" (Kombucha Tea). My diabetic friend is free of needles and though he monitors it closely, controls his diabetes without the use of needles,or medicine, now. I myself have bad skin and very brittle nails. If not for my jar of Life, I would probably have none. My grey hair is very minimal compared to when I have ceased taking the Tea (I have a beautiful silver crown of hair normally!), and more energy than my kids know what to do with--believe it or not! K-Tea is indeed "LIFE in a BOTTLE"!... D.R.H.
Wed. 18 Dec. 2002. 2003
Subject: Colds & Flud
"I have been drinking Kombucha tea for three and a half months now. I believe it has made quite a difference in my life. This is the first year I have not been ill with colds and flu's. Amen, praise the Lord for Kombucha and green tea. I am usually the first to be sick and last to get over it. I am sure God has his hand in this as well, but the two are remarkable cure together for me. I have thyroid problems and docs say Raynaulds Phenomenom as well. I am staying positive that this Kombucha and God together will take away these problems as well or keep them at bay. I have hope and believe in time Kombucha will take away these problems as well. You gotta try it for at least a month before one can say it does not work. I was skeptical of it working and just covering up my problems... but hey it does work, it did for me. I have told my Chinese doc how i am feeling , she said another patient says the same as I have it is working, keeping colds and flus away. A true blessing fron heaven this Kombucha!"... J.A.
Tues. 17 Dec. 2002. 2003
Subject: Fibromyalgia & Asthma
"I first recieved a mushroom from a friend in Michigan along with a book on how to brew tea. I used the tea for over a year. I had real sucsess with my fibro and got some relief from asthma and a lot of other breathing problems. I had to move and all of my mushrooms were lost. I have been trying to contact someone to get another start. It has been a year since I have been with out any tea so I'm sending the money and hope I still have a chance at getting some relief. Thanks for being here."... K.
Fri. 08 Nov. 2002
Subject: General Health
"We want to thank you for the Kombucha mushrooms you sent. We are now on our 3rd batch brewing. We are really enjoying the drink. It seems it is helping our health"... G.B.
Fri. 12 Nov. 2002
Subject: Gout, Cirulation
"I have been brewing kombucha tea for approx. 3 months and feel it has helped me with gout/circulation problems as well as PERKED me up. I like the taste of THE "LIVING" TEA and have shared it with family and friends"... J.P.
Fri. 08 Nov. 2002
Subject: General Health
"We want to thank you for the Kombucha mushrooms you sent. We are now on our 3rd batch brewing. We are really enjoying the drink. It seems it is helping our health"... G.B.
Fri. 05 Sept. 2002
"I've been taking Kombucha Tea for about a week and a half and it has almost cleared all of my acne.I've tried all the creams but nothing else works like this tea"... KF.
Fri. 30 August 2002
Subject: Back Pains
"hi scott, i purchaed a mushroom from you about 2 moonths ago, first of all i will never not drink the exlir again. i love and swear by it. i own movie theatres here on kauai and working long 13 hour days 7 days a week i experience very bad back pains from standing up all day and night. i experience no back pain what so ever since i started the tea"... BB
Fri. 08 August 2002
Subject: Skin Burns, Fungus, Vitality
"Please place the story in your honest site. Five years ago a girl friend called me, she had been burned while catering by 180 degree celcius frying oil. It was remarkable, the pain went away after 20 seconds by putting Kombucha on the burn. Another girl friend had a chronic fungus condition, after she used Kombucha on the infected area it was gone after 12 hours and it did not come back... a miracle! For myself I am 63 years old and I am the most vital person in my neighberhood. I am very creative, creating paintings-fountains-light designs, feng-shui, gardening, and tantra-love. Pity that Kombucha can't grow my teeth back. I hope sincerely that Kombucha will rule the future medical world. I have helped to cure many people with Kombucha"... From RM (Netherlands)
Fri. 02 August 2002
Subject: Breast Lump, Vitality
"I will give you feed back as to what improvements i observe from (taking Kombucha) this . About two months ago, I found a golf ball size lump in my breast. I went to the doctor to find out i (thank god) only have an infected milk duct. this is non-life threatening and non-cancerous, curable condition. I have been on two different antibiotics (including Cipro which is the anti-anthrax drug) and each time the lump has reformed, reinfected and caused my body additional discomfort from the antibiotics. (my system does not like them. I avoid them at all costs, but this was scary to me, so i followed my new doctors orders.) I do go back to the doctor on tuesday. I know he will be prescribing me additional antibiotics or request me to start interveinous shots, but i will wait a week or so to begin this treatment. I have always preferred herbal alternatives. In a little over a 36 hour period, i am able to lie on my belly without pain or discomfort from this lump. the lump has not decreased in size yet, but significantly in density. It has become a soft mass. I have also noted an increase in my energy level, without any nervousness or anxiety that i have experience with other energy builders. I am an extremely active woman, so this has been fantastic thus far"... T.V.
Sun. 14 July 2002
Subject: Improved Vitality
"i absolutley love the tea that i have made thus far and i can't believe the difference i feel in my energy level. it truely is the best anyone can do for yourself. my friends have even noticed and i am going to have a tea party for them."... LV
Sat. 13 July 2002
Subject: Staph Infection, Boils
I had Staph infection for two years, which came out in the form of boils, after drinking the tea for a while they went away,so i thought i did not need it any more, so i quit drinking it, to my surprise the boils returned, so i know for a fact that the tea cured the staph infection that i had. I am making a new batch as i write this testimonial. IT WORKS... TLS
Fri. 21 June 2002
Subject: General Health
My wife and I have been drinking Kombucha for months now and really enjoy it. We both feel very good as a result. It is not a cure all, but we feel positive results from taking it. Thanks,... G and S
Thurs. 23 May 2002
Subject: General Health
I have just read all of the info on your website with interest as I have been a regular Kombucha maker and drinker for many years now. I am 70 yrs old and in excellent health in spite of a serious knee fracture two years ago. However, I question your prosessing description. I personally have found that making smaller quanities makes for a better tasting and fresher drink. I have at least three 'bottles' on the go always each holds about a pint of liquid. I syphon the Kombucha off after three days so as not to disturb too greatly the residue and hence get a clear liquid, effervesant drink. This way I always have fresh, not a vinegary drink. I take off the 'babies' about once a week and take out the mother 'mushroom' and use a 'baby' about once a month. I love Kombucha and I believe it loves me, at least it shows me that it does by helping to keep me healthy. I am a firm believer in God's naturally given marvels and this is one of them... G.G.
Mon, 22 April 2002
Subject: General Health
Glad to see a grower who's closer to the researched truth. Indeed the "synerism" is now classed a a pseudo Licheen owing to its' "conversion" capabilities. 2 yrs of analytical Lab tests have cinched the exact "brew-time" at 84 +- 4 degrees at between 6.5 and 6.75 days where the PEAK of "transients" occur.
The myth about Glucoronic acid is true in only one sense: The sybergism/sugar chemistry produced gluconic acid which in turn causes the liver to increase it's natural production of Glucoronic acid, a powerful anti-oxicent that literall encases toxins in a protective prison, so to speak, and transfers them SAFELY through the kidneys. Other "acids" kill both Cancer cells and AIDS virus. It has been used to stabalize the balance between healthy T-cells and killer Virus masses...in the proper proportions. The chemistry of the Synergism ALONE as a creamed drink with an acid medium such as Pineaplle juice has even more going for it. It aids in curing cfs, macular degeneration, and reverse menopause which sais that it has a beneficial affect on the Kreb's cycle.
The product produced from brewing, if Yerba Mate' is used (can be used alone and produces great babies) and works specifically and rapidly on the Kreb's cycle alone reversing many calcium depletion problems such as cataracts as well as macular degeneration. The rest of the story is cobered by those who've been cured of a plethora of unpleasantries connected to humans a sa result of erroneous diets and use of non kosher eating habits. At 70, I am personally going on 29. My body for the first time in my life after 8 yrs of KombuCha and Lichen enhanced herbals is text book perfect. WOW what a feeling. Yours for continued success... Dr. L.B.T.
Tue, 19 Mar 2002
Subject: Arthritis, Chronic Diarrhea
I used Kombucha about 10 years ago to get rid of arthritis in my left shoulder. My left shoulder hasn't bothered me since. Last November I developed some kind of chronic diarrhea. I ordered a starter kit from here in January, and have been taking the tea since February, My condition is getting much better day by day, and is almost back to normal. I can't say what the condition is, I don't go to doctors, and don't need the "official" diagnosis. This tea takes time to work, so don't expect instant results. With my shoulder it took about three months. I make mine with Red Zinger tea, it tastes better, and seems to work better, and definitely looks better... FS
Sun, 10 Mar 2002
Subject: Intestinal Parasites, Gout
Six months ago I recommended Kombucha to a friend of mine who had been suffering from parasites that she should give this a try, after three months, she is feeling terrific, she says nothing has helped her this much, before, including her prescription medicine, which gave her bad side effects. It has also helped my husband's gout in his toe... L
Sat, 9 Mar 2002
Subject: Hair growth, Prostate, Kidneys, Skin condition
I've been using Kombucha for about 9 months. I've experienced hair growth and better circulation. Also my prostate feels much healthier. My urination is a wide open flow now and it's clear most of the time. I drink about 20 oz a day and keep a 1 gallon sun tea jar brewing with a sweeter wine like taste and another 2.5 glass jar brewing that's a vinegar like strength. I use the vinegar strength mixed with a baby in the blender for my face and a foot soak, which is tremendous for both.
The paste makes a nice mask if you can stand the acid and not break out... WG
Sun, 17 Feb 2002
Subject: Diabetes, Candida, Energy Level.
Me and my husband are drinking Kombucha tea for almost a week now. We feel energetic. I'm a diabetic, using insulin. The first two days my glucose levels fluctuated. I measure my levels 4 times a day. Now the glucose levels are very good, 7mm(European levels, in the U.S. you have a different system). It's not easy to find good documentation when you are a diabetic that's a bit of a problem for me. I also think that the Candida I suffer, is getting better. Greetings from the Netherlands... I
01 Feb 2002
I got this information from our MS paper that is published once a month. Someone with MS wrote about Kombucha mushrooms as a testimony This what the paper wrote: "A year ago, when R. S. was asked how his health was, he always had to answer that it was a little bit worse than the previous month. Three months of drinking Kombucha tea daily brought him to a point where he was able to answer the same question with the fact that his health was little bit better than the previous month. This improvement continues."
This is why I became very interested and searched on the net for more information. That's how I found you... J
Wed, 7 Nov 2001
Subject: BEST REMEDY
I found that Kombucha is the best remedy that I have taken for 7 years and since then I have not seen a doctor and it has solved all my medical problems... TR
Sat, 3 Nov 01
Subject: GENERAL HEALTH
I started drinking making and drinking Kombucha about 8 years ago and have made it for friends and family. Anyone who drank the tea always said they felt better than they have in years... MEH
Sat, 22 Sept 01
Subject: THYROID / ENERGY / ACNE
I appreciate your articles. I have been doing Kombucha for only about 7 weeks. I am glad and encouraged just to find out what is contained in the stuff. It's really fun to grow ,but wouldn't it be wonderful if I could simply stick a paintbrush in a pot of tea, wait ten days and end up with a gallon of house paint! Well, it's just as good to me because 'til now I have seldom had energy to go out and paint my house. I have suffered with low thyroid and low adrenal output for many years. It has been very crippling for me. To the point of major depression daily and even losing my first marriage. But now that I am drinking this "loogie beer", as we call it, my energy has increased three-fold. My recent problems is that I gave blood a few weeks ago and have had a setback and am fatigued. I'm still waiting for my red blood cells to reorganize and get back on my right track again. I have been able to climb a tree, get up fresh in the morning sometimes without eating breakfast, and work harder with less sleep.
My son enjoys Kombucha and also having his acne clear up after only one week... RJS
22 JULY 01
Subject: DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
I used the mushroom for 5 1/2 years to solve some digestive problems and then 8 months ago the mushroom was accidentally destroyed. The problems with my stomach returned within about 4 to 5 months and I can hardly wait to get started again. After seeing several physicians I decided to follow my cousins advice and first try the mushroom tea based on her profound remark "hey get a mushroom, it's tea and it's free" and that sure beats the pharmaceutical products I was spending money on every month. Please notify me when you send my new mushroom so I'll be alert to its arrival. Thanks... B.B.
Sat, 30 June 01
Subject: TOPICAL SKIN APPLICATION
Kombucha drink is the greatest, refreshing champagne I ever tasted. I even discovered, that when you take a live, fresh Kombucha and put it on your face, it refreshes, replenishes the skin to a baby skin like a new- born. This blew me away. When I have another forest of them I will lay in the bathtub with them and revive, refresh my whole body that way. I also rinse my hair with the tea and then rinse with clear water afterwards. Laying the mushroom on a bad sore, it sucks out the puss and heals so much faster. Kombucha should be in every household... MB
Sun, 10 June 01
Subject: INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
I had Inflammatory Bowel Disease for ten years. I tried many alternatives but did any more than help with the symptoms. I was forced to maintain a very strict diet or suffer the consequences. Even with the strict diet, I was experiencing intestinal bleeding every day. Between two and four weeks after starting to drink Kombucha tea daily, all symptoms disappeared. I have now enjoyed 18 months of absolute health, and I am very much enjoying eating whatever I please with no adverse results. My doctor recently said he could see no sign that I had ever had the disease. I thank God every day for Kombucha, and highly recommend it. Please feel free to use this quote anonymously. I feel obligated to share my experience... BP
Fri, 08 June 01
This is a great drink. I am consuming Kombucha tea since May 2000. I am an arthritis patient. My pain has reduced enormously and my joints have become free. Above all this tea has given me increased energy, as a result of which I always feel fresh and enthusiastic in office as well as at home. Kombucha tea is a life time commitment for me. I love it. I am thankful to God for this wonderful CURE for anything and everything.
I would recommend this drink to ALL... PK
Thursday, 24 May 01
Subject: SINUS / HEADACHES
About 7 years ago I was having chronic sinus problems, nose bleeds and headaches. I believe this was caused due to the fact that I was working in a climate controlled building for 3 years and the recycled air was unhealthy. I quit that job and took 6 months off to decide what I would really love to do. I did not really know at the time the extent of my sinus problem because it came on gradually and I accepted the way I felt. One day my husband saw a morning show that had a story about Kombucha. He had never heard of it but thought it would interest me. The moment I heard the name I knew I had to find out more, I needed to try it. No one had heard of it and I thought I'd never get a contact. Then one day there was an article in my local paper. I immediately wrote and got a mushroom. I did 4 ounces 3 times a day for 3 months. I did not know why I was taking it I just knew that my system was out of balance. Well after 3 months I had my answer. The feeling in my head can only be described as the melting of the polar ice caps. It felt as though something that had been lodged in my head permanently was breaking up and moving out. My nose drained for days. It was miserable and at the same time my inner knowing told me that this was a very very good thing. It was very healing because I have not had a sinus problem since. I also do not work in the kind of environment that caused the problem. I recently have gone through several years of great stress because my parents were aging and failing. My system once again feels out of balance. I will start taking the Kombucha again. I can't wait to see what it will do for me this time. Thank you for letting me share my experience... L.B.
Tues., 07 Feb 09:58:07
Subject: PARKINSON'S DIEASE
My husband has Parkinson and we found out about this condition about 6 years ago and we got one of the Kombucha mushrooms down in Tenn. I made the tea and got him started on it. He had tremors bad and falling down and stumbling around and shaking all due from the Parkinson's and he drank 4-5 ounces a day of the tea for 8 and a half months and he was greatly improved. His tremors stopped and his falling stop PRAISED THE LORD and we stopped doing the tea and now I finally found 2 of them and my husband has been on the tea for about 3 weeks and I now am drinking it also for my liver and change of life, as of yet I can't tell any difference with me, but I strongly suggest any one with a health problem to do research first then don't be afraid to give the Kombucha mushroom tea a try. I'll tell you if you love yourself and others you will take the time to make.
Thurs., 18 May 11:41:26
Subject: ABDOMINAL PAIN I had become interested in the use of Kombucha tea mainly due to this forum, which I had seen, mentioned in a gopher listing. E.C.'s generous offer of a shroom and starter tea was eagerly accepted, and I followed the standard methods of making the culture. In my case, I used the pedestrian Lipton's tea, a non-cane white sugar, and a tallish nonleaded glass vase covered with a white dish towel held in place with a rubber band. The fermentation took place on a high, dark shelf in my bookcase. I just began drinking the tea a couple of days ago. In the last several months I have spent approximately $1500 for medical visits and procedures for an undiagnosed stomach condition. I had numerous blood tests, barium enema, colonoscopy, abdominal sonogram, etc. What I suffered from primarily was excessive gas, irregularity, and constant pain in the upper and lower left quadrants, weakness, slight fever, and many more minor symptoms. I was treated with several medications, but the only thing, which helped at all, was AXID, an H2 blocker medication often used for ulcers and reflux disorders. I would take an AXID tablet before meals and while this was palliative, it was proving less and less satisfactory the longer I took the drug. I am certain that my condition was not hypochondriac because I'm not the type. Before onset, I had been in excellent health and without complaint, and in fact had not even visited a physician for several years because I had no health difficulties. Almost immediately after drinking the tea, my stomach felt much better, quantity of gas decreased markedly. I wondered whether a placebo effect might explain my improvement. But the next day, I felt even better. Belching stopped and there was no pain. There is little doubt in my mind that Kombucha tea has a very beneficial effect on my condition. I was getting ready to discuss this with my physician, but sadly, he passed away yesterday. If after a few days, my condition does not deteriorate from what it is today, I will consider discontinuing the AXID. For the first time in several months I feel normal. Update: October 02, I continue to use Kombucha tea daily to control my condition. I have stopped the use of Axid entirely. Kombucha hasn't cured me--I know this because when I stop taking it, within two or so days, my condition worsens. Still, while I use the Kombucha tea I am o.k. and am very thankful to have been introduced to it via the Kombucha list.
Wed, 19 Apr 08:13 CST
Subject: SEXUAL VITALITY I have been taking the tea for about 6 month's and without a doubt my libido has greatly increased. . . it's a good thing I'm married or I would have to consider not drinking the tea! I have also noticed that endurance when physically exercising, or having sex, has also increased. I feel a lot younger than 53! I finally convinced my wife to start drinking the tea. . . she finally decided to listen to me.
Wed, 26 Apr 07:29 PDT
Subject: WEIGHT LOSS I haven't found that it helped my asthma yet, but I am losing weight and I like that. Something is in the Kombucha tea though. When I give it to my boys when they have a cold the snotty nose clears up and they get over the cold in a day or two, much faster than before. My youngest is only 3 so he has quite a few colds & sniffles.
Subject: ARTHRITIS I have been brewing and drinking Kombucha for nine months with amazing results, like those wild testimonials in the literature; facial wrinkles (I'm 60) filled in, gray hair turned back to normal; I sleep better, bowel function is better. I originally obtained the Kombucha culture from another HERB list member at Arizona State University. I was at first wary - - thinking like the skeptics on this list that these claims were too extreme. But my husband had been taking prescription painkillers for arthritis and the medicine gave him ulcers. So I figured, why not try this wonder elixir? After a couple of weeks my husband's pain eased up and he has not had to take painkillers since. Plus hair is growing back on his bald spot. Now that's something we hadn't even expected! I have read all the skeptics here plus the hints that those of us who think this does something for us must be experiencing a placebo effect, or have altered some other activity in our life to effect these changes. And we may not even be all that critical in our thinking to believe some beverage could do this. Say what you will, but there is nothing that you can say to me that can contradict my own experience. Studies of the kind reported in Science News take lots of time and money to conduct. Just because someone hasn't published something in a science journal does not prove that Kombucha is a hoax. How many years has it taken for science to acknowledge that, yes, fruits and vegetables, and some vitamins can be powerful tools in preventing cancers? Don't rush to judgment until there's something to judge.
Fri, 28 Apr 07:24:31 -0600
Subject: HEPATITIS 'C' I have Hepatitis C and I started drinking Kombucha about three weeks ago. At first I got a bad side ache and my liver hurt a little bit so I backed off of it for a few days. Then when I started drinking it again, I just drank 2 ounces instead of 4. Anyway, now I feel better than I have for a year. My stomach was really bothering me and that's better now. My skin is great. But best of all, the horrible fatigue and nausea from the hepatitis is completely gone. Oh, the other thing I noticed is that my muscles don't ache anymore and my TMJ feels better.
Fri, 28 Apr
Subject: REGULARITY I've been drinking about 4 - 8 oz per day for about two months. Haven't noticed anything really except perhaps better 'regularity.' Then again I didn't catch the flu that been going around that almost everyone I know had, but who knows?
Fri, 28 Apr 17:46:06 -0700
Subject: CONSTIPATION I have been drinking the k-tea for about three months now and have definitely noticed improvement in 2 areas. First, prior to drinking the tea my energy was extremely low due to depression and grieving over the death of a loved one. After about 3 weeks of drinking 4-6 ounces a day began noticing a tremendous increase in energy and also an increase in optimism (maybe the optimism increased my energy; I really don't know which came first....at any rate I intuitively feel that the Kombucha is responsible for this. The second area of great improvement is ..no more constipation....this has been a life-long problem for me so to have found something that helps me to get regular is a major advantage to drinking this tea.......I just all the way around feel better!
Sun, 30 Apr
Subject: BETTER ALCOHOL TOLERANCE Hi! I have been drinking the tea for about 2 months. The only noticeable results I have had (and it is a vast difference) is the ability to tolerate alcohol much better. I am not an alcoholic but enjoy a drink now and then. My system had gotten to a point where even one glass of wine would have me feeling sick the next day. Now I can drink 2 or 3 times that with no bad effect. I don't intend to abuse this but its great to be able to go out to dinner with friends and not have to be a teetotaler. As I recall my ability to tolerate alcohol had steadily deteriorated since about 12 years ago when I had mononucleosis. Maybe the tea has had a restorative effect on my liver or spleen. A friend of mine who also was drinking the tea has ceased to do so due to a new problem with Candida.
on., 01 May 8
Subject: CANDIDA I have had good results with K-tea bashing my Candida. The itch is gone and my skin is clearing. My husband has also noticed that his Jock itch is gone. We drink about a cup a day. My husband sometimes drinks more than I do. I seem to get heartburn if I drink more than a cup. Other benefits are improved circulation, vanishing hemorrhoids, and it gets rid of a sore throat real quick. I sing too and notice that it clears my throat better than anything does. It's very relaxing to the vocal cords. I drink some before performing.
Fri, 14 Apr
Ailments: Badly damaged immune system from CFS, extensive use of antibiotics for three years, current staph infections, overgrowth of Candida due to pregnancies and antibiotics. Gall bladder problems. Severe skin rash on hands. Hypoglycemia. Mental brainfog. Possible actinomycosis infection. Extreme tiredness. Joint pains. Intestinal and ovary pains. Duration of Kombucha consumption: 2 months 4 oz. at 7:00 am, 4oz. at 11:30 a.m., 4-6 oz. at 8:30 p.m.! No bad effects as of today! Skin rash has almost completely disappeared, I tried lots of different over the counter and prescription creams before. Blood sugar is stabilizing much better. Mental alertness has picked up a lot. Fatigue has diminished I now feel like I am 10 years younger, believe me I felt sick. Intestinal and ovary pains have subsided greatly. Digestive system is normal now. Gallbladder pain is gone. I had really bad stomach and gallbladder problems. When I first started drinking the tea once it hit my tummy it hurt so badly, I almost gave it back to the glass! I had to lie down for about 10 minutes I now have no pain when drinking the tea what so ever. For the first two weeks I went through an intestinal cleansing process, everything is regulated now. But as time went on with my faith that I have vested in the Kombucha culture, it has definitely paid off for me. I give it to my family everyday and we are all doing better. p.s. Because of the regulation of my blood sugar I have also safely lost 12 pounds! Ã‚
Wed, 03 May *
Subject: INCREASED IMMUNITY TO COLDS
I have been drinking K-Tea for 5 months now and have experienced many of the same things the rest of you have: High energy, overall sense of well being, immunity to colds going around, skin improvement, etc. However one totally UNEXPECTED result is that my mostly gray hair seems to be turning black. I didn't notice at first, but now several people have asked me what I'm doing to my hair. Anyone else experiencing this??? Update: October 02, I still drink it every day and still free great! My hair, however, seems to have reached equilibrium.
Thu, 04 May 09:39:44
Subject: IMPROVED BLOOD PRESSURE I'm brand new - only been drinking k-tea for a month. Already notice skin better, less wrinkles, regularity and most wonderful of all- got the best BP reading in two years yesterday! Update: October 04, . I have been drinking Kombucha tea since March, , and it just keeps getting better. Sex drive has increased, a lot.
Thu, 04 May 11:00:05*
Subject: BACK PAIN
I have been on K-shrooms for 3 days, have noted no adverse side effects taking 4 oz a day. Most all mornings when I awake I have minor pain and stiffness in the lower back due to arthritis associated with a minor injury to the 3rd lower lumbar vertebrae, this morning that pain and stiffness was not present which is unusual enough for me to notice it was gone. While it is to early to say that the K-shroom is responsible it is the only thing that has changed in my diet and if the improved condition continues I will have to draw the conclusion that the shroom has helped.
Thu, 04 May 10:36:16 -0800*
Subject: HAIR COLOUR My hair darkened when I had my babies but it seem to be going back to golden blonde as it was before. Not bad for somebody who should maybe be getting grayer.
Fri, 05 May 10:42:55 EDT*
Subject: ARTHRITIC BACK PAIN Dear List Members, Once again I awoke after my 4th day on K-shrooms without any arthritic back pain. No ill side effects noted from drinking 4oza day. Has anyone determined what is too much of a good thing in regards to the quantity of tea drunk.
Sun, 07 May *
Subject: HAIR COLOUR I am drinking about 6 oz. now in the morning and 3-4 oz. before Igo to bed. The tea is the same as everyone else describes, i.e. black tea, white sugar, 7-9 days fermentation. The change has been gradual(about 4-5 months now) and the rate of change seems to have slowed. Not something I was looking for, but at 46 and 70% gray/white I welcome the change. I would guess about 1/3 of what was once gray is now black.
Wed, 9 Aug 22:59 PDT
Subject: ENDOMETRIOSIS I have been drinking Kombucha for about three months now. I've certainly noticed some interesting effects. The first morning my husband and I drank it, we had our usual high-test coffee right after. Neither of us was able to SHUT UP all day! We did this for about 3 or 4 more days before switching to decaf out of pity for the ears of the poor people who have to work with us. Has anyone else experienced this? I find that it has a similar effect with alcohol. After the first month I started to drink it in the evening as well as in the morning. Twice now, I've had a nightcap a couple of hours after drinking the K-tea. Both times I was nearly able to finish my drink before I started snoring. Alcohol usually does put me out, hence my occasional bedtime drink, but this is ridiculous. Also, this stuff is absolutely a cure for endometriosis. I don't mean that it makes it better. I mean, for me at least, that it is a cure. I've been holding out against surgery for a long time now, and I can't say what a RELIEF it is to have the problem just be gone. Everything seems to be working in a normal way. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience with endometriosis and Kombucha tea.
Subjects: LUPUS, MIGRAINE, ARTHRITIS & ACNE I have been drinking Kombucha (Manchurian) Mushroom Tea for overa year. It's made my hair grow faster and my hair stylist and colorist can't believe it's thicker. The texture is healthier, shinier and the Kombucha eliminates gray. At first, an acne condition was worsened when I drank the juice, but my skin cleared after a few weeks and it's never been better. I sleep easier and have more energy. It's had miraculous effects on my family! My mother has Lupus. She's had three minor strokes and breast cancer, has high-blood pressure and is permanently on Prednisone (cortisone), which makes her look bloated and fat. Needless to say, for the past eight years she'd become a recluse, unable to go out in public without feeling dizzy and faint. After just a few days of drinking the tea, she was able to go to the mall. Soon she was going to the movies and visiting friends. Now, after drinking it regularly for almost a year, she's able to walk for 8 hours straight at Epcot and other theme parks (my parents live in Orlando). Most of the bloating is gone and she looks thinner and healthier, vibrant and energetic. My dad started growing hair after forty years of baldness. Granted, it's not a thick bush on his vast bald spot -- more like fuzzy tufts, but it's hair never-the-less! He was gardening recently and cut himself up pretty badly. My dad was used to cuts and scrapes, from his previous work before retirement, and it normally would have taken him a week or so to heal, but within two days, all of his wounds were totally healed. One of my uncles had such bad arthritis in his back that he had to have cortisone shots every two weeks in his back. Since drinking the tea for the last nine months, he hasn't needed one injection. Another uncle had such badly swollen feet that he couldn't walk ten feet without having to sit. After drinking this juice, he's able to run for miles with no pain. A friend of my parents' had a car accident two years ago and had migraine headaches every day. She'd tried everything to stop them, but nothing worked, until she drank Kombucha. Even my nephew's pet rat, who was riddled with cancer was able to survive for about nine months longer than the vet predicted. My sister put the juice into his water, his tumors crusted up and fell off, his hair grew back thick and shiny and he was fine. When she stopped the juice for a few weeks, the tumors grew back. She put him back on the tea and they fell off again. The rat lived far longer than expected and if he'd drunken the tea from the start, then he might never have contracted the cancer. Same goes for humans. It's been drunken as a preventative tonic in rural communities around the world for over 2,000 years, so this "fad" is here to stay.
Sun, 4 Jun 16:07:56 -0700
Subject: IMPROVED CIRCULATION & CANCER Hello My experience as follows: began using Kombucha 4 weeks ago.brew consists of 3 qt's purified water. 1 cup raw sugar. 5 bags black tea. No discernible effects for 2 weeks. never suffered from constipation but currently bowel function seems to occur every morning w/out fail. Eye strain greatly diminished. Circulation improving (warm feet, hands) noticed some broken capillaries around the nose. :( general sense of well being? less anxiety? maybe... wonderful ability to fall asleep when i want to... :) girlfriend reports similar feelings/reactions. BTW.... we got our Kombucha from a former co-worker (girlfriend).this Kombucha was generations before was given to a desperately ill father of another co-worker. this is third-person stuff - I never met the ill person. Suffered from a virulent cancer and was pronounced terminal. sent home to die. his son brought home a Kombucha, father is back at work. Cancer not in remission. cancer is no longer detectable in the man's body. Man has been examined by his doctors was asked to visit another hospital for confirmation.
Mon, 5 Jun
Subject: MIGRAINE HEADACHES, IMPROVED VITALITY This is day 5 for me drinking k-tea. I am 52, in good health, but seem tired a lot (before drinking the tea). I cannot believe how energetic I have felt these last 4 days- psychological or not??? I go from early morning till late at night and hate to go to bed as I am still full of energy. I noticed some bloating on day 3 and 4, but cannot be sure it was the k-tea or something Iate. I do not take any medication, am in my normal weight range and exercise on a regular basis. Update: October 03,
I have had migraine headaches for 48 years, and since drinking Kombucha tea they are hardly a problem.. even if I have one, it is so mild that aspirin works!
Tue, 06 Jun
Subject: VARIOUS I've been drinking k-tea for a year and a half. No bad side effects. Good effects, restored hair, hair color change, no colds, no flu, great skin texture, good bowel and intestinal action. Great health. Good energy, no problems. Active sex life. Age 59 going on 40. Update: October 2, You may also add that it has eased my athlete's foot problem and my dandruff
I suffered for 10 years (that is 45 to 55 years of age) from what the main-stream medical fraternity diagnosed as prostatisis. The symptoms varied but at their worst resulted in lower back pains, lethargy, feeling generally ill and everything being just too much effort. Various doctors and specialists over the years prescribed a variety of medications, usually antibiotics which didn't cure and caused a host of other problems. Having lost faith in the establishment I sought help elsewhere, trying; acupuncture, iridology, magnetic therapy, magnetic water and homeopathy. What made me feel even more despondent was the fact that I endeavored to lead a healthy life-style. Exercise, through bicycle riding, no smoking no drinking of alcohol and a balanced diet. All, apparently, to no avail! In desperation I contacted the publisher of the shareware computer program 'Good Health With Herbs', and Mary suggested that I try 'Manchurian Mushroom'. That was 10 months ago, I now have the energy to go on cycle tours, my self esteem has returned, and, thankfully, none of my previous symptoms of prostatisis. I only wish that I'd known about Kombucha all those years ago!
Tue, 19 Sep 23:48:50-0400 (EDT)
Subject: HEMORRHOIDS As you mentioned, it will help to add 10% from the old batch to the new because that helps protect the Kombucha from bacteria etc. while it's baby gets a good start. Also, I've noticed that people's testimonials vary, so that some get a lot of benefits from Kombucha and others have less benefits. My husband's health has improved a lot , energy, sinuses, all around health. For me I noticed a better complexion, healthier hair, and my hemorrhoids went away ( I'monly 26 so I don't know why I should have those anyway. Good riddance to them I say ). We noticed benefits right away andthey gradually increased as time went along. I've noticed that when I drink it before going to work in the mornings that I don't get hungry until well after lunch time. Hope this helps.
Tue, 13 Jun
This begins my third week of drinking the tea and here's what I've noticed. I have a mild case of eczema on my face, which the tea hasn't seemed to touch. My primary reason for trying Kombucha was for chronic (13 years)back pain. I plan to give the drink a good 6 months to see if it causes any improvement here. I do believe the drink is making me more energetic which is naturally making me want to be more active. Beyond that, I don't know. Most dramatic is that I seem to need less sleep. I'm waking up at least an hour earlier than normal -- and I am alert when my eyes open. Also, I have been a coffee addict for over ten years. I believe I've had coffee everyday of those years. The first time I drank Kombucha, I completely forgot about making coffee. It wasn't until the afternoon, when I got a coffee headache, thatI realized what I had done. Today, I didn't make my morning coffee until after 4 pm. I have cut my coffee consumption to about 1/3 of what it was a month ago.
Date: Wednesday, 14 June
I began keeping a journal a while ago, just to keep track of myside effects. So far, I haven't noticed any adverse ones. I noticed that after about 3 weeks the stiffness and soreness in my hips/legs that I experience daily (in the morning and at work after long bouts of sitting) totally disappeared! I didn't even think about it until someone mentioned arthritic pain disappearing after only 3 days. So, mine may have started to disappear much earlier. (I don't think mine is arthritic, I always blamed it on the bed.) I also wake up without fogginess and headaches, but maybe that's due to not drinking as much winenow and the fact I'm usually in a fog anyway. My energy level is up, but not drastically. I do weight training a few times a weekand I've noticed that my muscles don't get quite as sore as they used to. The second week of drinking the tea, I experienced bloating and gas for a while. I was told that was common, as my system was cleansing itself. For once in my adult life, my bowel activity is becoming regular and I can really tell that I am detoxifying.
Thu, 15 Jun 17:02:07-0400
Subject: CONSTIPATION I gave a taste of Kombucha tea to someone who visited my office. Later that afternoon, she became very excited because after years of having severe constipation problems, the Kombucha worked immediately. I had not mentioned that to her at all, and didn't know she had any problems with it. She wants it... I must say that is the first thing I noticed after using it. It's one way to get a clean bill of health. I gave some to my daughter last night because she was stung by a yellow bee. She actually liked the taste (hooray). I told her to expect a bathroom break before going to school. Like clockwork! If nothing else, I think this alone is an amazing result of drinking the tea. Well, now that I've shared some very personal information, I guess we've bonded.
Tue, 20 Jun 10:07:17 PDT
Subject: JOINTS Hi there, I have been drinking the tea for about 2 months now. I have had good results so far as I can tell. I started drinking the tea for my gout attacks. It seems to help. I am currently drinking 16oz of tea a day, 8oz in the morning, and 8oz before I retire for the day. Well, yesterday, I got a gout attack on my left ankle. It wasn't full blown to the point that I couldn't walk, but it was uncomfortable. This is the second attack I have had since drinking the tea. I then was surfing the net, and came across the WWW page on Kombucha. There was a section by Dr. Huntoon, which I read, and it states to only drink 4oz a day. I then proceeded to call his office. The person I spoke to said to drink only 4oz a day. Then I can increase the dosage to 6oz after drinking the tea for 6 months. She said that if I drink too much the body will spill over the toxins and the liver will be overworked. I tried to think in my mind how this would happen. I thought that if you drink too much, the body should just get rid of it. I don't know. Any feedback on this would be appreciated. Another thing, positive of course. Since drinking the tea, my elbows/joints are feeling better than they have felt in years. I can now do overhead triceps movements, where as before, the elbow always stays pointing to the ground or parallel, but never overhead. In other words, my tendonitis on my elbows seem to have disappeared. My chiropractor used to have to treat it almost every other week, but since drinking the tea, the pain is gone. I have only introduced the tea to my diet, everything else stayed the same. I know its only anecdotal evidence, but heck, it seems to work for me!!
Tue, 20 Jun 10:10:56 -0700*
Subject: ASTHMA, CANKER SORES, & WEIGHT LOSS About the mouth sores,....I used to have very painful canker sores happening all the time in my mouth, that would sometimes take weeks to clear-up. They were a side effect caused by some of the corticosteroid medication I need to take. But since I started drinking Kombucha tea several months ago, I hardly ever get them. The odd one that tries to start up is now gone in afew hours. I drink more than 20 ounces of Kombucha tea a day. My energy levels have dramatically increased as well. Update: October 3, I drink 30 plus ounces of Kombucha tea per day now.
When I started to drink Kombucha tea in March, , I weighed 125pounds... I am 5' 3 1/2 tall, 55 years of age, and I now weigh112 pounds. There has been no change in my diet and no new medication. I have been able to decrease the dose of some of the medication ,something totally unheard of in my case for 16 years. I have had very severe intrinsic asthma for 16 years, and 10 years ago I developed C.O.P.D, (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) . Because of the progressively debilitating nature of these lung diseases, I had not been able to walk more than a few yards during the last 10 years without experiencing extreme shortness of breath during any exertion. Now, for the last three months I have been able to go out-side for a walk, and walk for up to 2 miles. My asthma is still severe, but, not as severe as it has been. For the first time in 16 years, I feel hope for survival.
Tue, 20 Jun
Subject: DANDRUFF Hi all, what Jack says below is true for me. I have had a bad case of dandruff for over ten years now and it has never gone away. Inoticed the other day that it was completely gone. I have been drinking the tea for about two and one half weeks now. I'm amazed because I have tried using all kinds of different shampoos and stuff and nothing really worked. It is really nice to be able to scratch my head without causing an embarrassing snow storm. BTW, I have not put any tea on my scalp, I only drank it. Bye for now, Update: October 09, My foot odor is still a sweet story!!.
Thu, 22 Jun 12:26:09 +1000
I am not really into the tea myself but my mother swears by it. She ferments it for 7 days as you said and Mum says that it helps her with her weight, she also was involved in a car accident and the tea has relieved her of some pain caused by the accident. My 15 year old brother is drinking it as well and I have seen an improvement in his acne problems as well. My Grandmother says it helps her with her hernia and heart problems, and says she has a lot more energy than she used to. I am quite convinced of the wonderful things the tea does for my family, and I am very interested and so is my mother about any other information you can give me.
Sat, 24 Jun 02:59:07-0700 (PDT)
Subject: SEVERE ARTHRITIS I started drinking the tea mixture last month (5/19). 4oz per day for first two weeks. Then upped it to 2x then 3x then 4x daily.Mine is made with 3 qts boiled water, 5 Lipton tea bags, 1 cuplight brown sugar. Fermented 7 to 8 days. tried 9 and it was toovinegary (is that a word?) I have had severe arthritis problems for over 4 years. Had mild arthritis before that but woke up one morning and couldn't liftmy arms. Also couldn't turn my head very far. Doctor pushed me to exercise and I did reach point where I could lift arms toshoulder height. Exercise was very painful but it was that orgradually loose complete use. A couple of days after starting drinking the tea I was free of pain and in a week could move my arms above my head. Started Light workout. Now, a little over a month later I am lifting weights and doing a full workout. True, I had to start at 30 pounds on the barbell and 10 pounds on the dumbbells. I can turn my head now. I still need Ibuprofen(motrin) but at a very reduced dosage. The arthritis is still there. I can hear the joints as I move. The pain is gone, the movement is back. WOW!!!! My son (16) is taking it. He is a football player. Works out with me. Biggest effect for him so far is disappearance of hay fever problems. That also has happened for me and for my daughter (18) who also joined us in taking it. My daughter was having problems with a skin irritation possibly due to hives. I read the information about applying the culture topically. I ran two cultures through the blender along with enough of the tea to make a smooth paste. One application and her skin problems disappeared. I have noticed that dry skin problem sat my elbows and ankles (I'm 60) have disappeared. Noticed a bit of dark hair in patches peeking through what had been a completely gray beard. Still 90% gray though. Then I started growing hair on top of my head. Not in big clumps. Just individual hairs interspersed through a completely bald spot in the front center. Yes, male pattern baldness. Have used the paste on it now on an irregular basis. There is hair growing. It comes in thin and gray but turns dark after a week or so and fattens up. IF its going to fill in it should take 6 months to a year at this rate. And i think thet as a big IF. As I understand from one of the things I have read on Male Pattern Baldness the hair on the top has a different genetic pattern that causes the baldness.If it does fill in it will be welcome. I will pamper it. My skin has been thoroughly abused by an outdoor life working in full sun on 100+ degree days. The wrinkles were deep and the age spots were profuse. All seem to be lessening. Have water on one knee. Hope that goes next. All I can say is IT WORKS!!! Update: October 02, It's now Fall and I have been drinking Kombucha tea for several months. The water on my knee disappeared last month. Suddenly the knot,about the size of a tennis ball (wow!! That's water) started shrining, took about 2 weeks and its gone completely. The hair on my head has continued to fill in ever so slowly. I wish I could report it filling in in two weeks like the rate of water disappearance. I think I will lengthen the time estimate for filling in to a year or two.The big news is that it is happening at all. I experimented with making the brew with white sugar (it does taste better) but, I find it wasn't as effective for my problems. I returned to brown sugar. I also found that there was no increased immediate effect of increased dosage. I have returned to drinking one cup once a day. I have slowed down so much on the ibuprofen for arthritis that my local pharmacist included a note in my last prescription aboutthe dangers of under use of prescribed medication that is supposed to be taken on a regular basis. I live in Sacramento, California which is, according to U.S.Govt. Stats the worst place in the county for bad air andallergies. When the temp. outside reaches around or over 100degrees, the air quality becomes extremely unhealthy. I stillhave problems on those days,but, the problems are much less thanin past years. You know, the kind of days when you think youhave suddenly contracted emphysema because you can'tget enough good air into the lungs. Not your fault. There justis NO good air. We had a record number of those days and I wasout for a few minutes to several hours in every one of them. Walking a couple of miles at least. Only once did it get so badthat I had to take medication. That's a hell of an improvement. Still 15 pounds over ideal weight but I'm working on it, harder, believe me, to lose at 60 than it was in my 30's and 40's. Maybeif I gave up things like junk food that all writers eat as they write....Nahhhh... that's too radical
Wed, 30 Aug 19:52:28 -0700
Hello, friends, I have been completely bitten by Kombucha fever...in a goodsense.. I've been brewing and drinking it regularly for several weeks. I have found my digestion to be better, my 'dandruff' gone and, most important... my craving for alcohol greatly diminished. I'm a struggling alcoholic who has had years of sobriety, slipped, goton and off, etc. I find that the Kombucha has detoxed and got me through the (hopefully) last binge and into a clear headedsobriety. I'm curious if there are any other people with a similar experience. Can one drink too much KT? I'm up to four glasses a day and have noticed no ill side affects. I love the stuff.. and so do my alky friends!
Wed, 5 Jul 12:59:30-0600 (MDT)
Subject:FOOT ODOR Hi all, I have had a real odor problem with a certain pair oftennis shoes but just the other day I noticed that my feet don'tsmell bad anymore. Just as a test I even wore the same socks fortwo days which used to almost rot my feet off. When I took my socks off after the second day there was no noticeable odor.AMAZING because I used to have to keep my shoes and socks somewhere other than the bedroom because of the smell. Also my general BO seems to have greatly diminished.I have only been drinking the tea for 1 month. About 20 oz. perday. After reading this it sounds like I am a real sweat hog. I am just average.
Mon, 10 Jul 14:32:54 -0700*
Subject: ECZEMA After all the good reports about K-tea and acne, I would alsolike to report that the tea seems to have cleared up my significant other's eczema. He's had it for years, and no doctor has ever been able to treat it satisfactorily. After about 6weeks on the tea, it began to clear up. Then he quit drinking itfor a few days and it flared up again. Once he resumed drinking the tea, his skin cleared up again. Update: October 02, My SO has, for various reasons, taken several breaks from the K-tea since my post, and had his eczema recur each time, then disappear again when he resumes the tea. His age spots have also faded, although his graying hair and arthritis remain unchanged. For myself, after an acne-like skin detox., the major effects I have noticed are improved digestion, a general sense ofwell-being, improved sleep and incredibly vivid dreaming [ butthen again, I don't have any age spots or gray hair to get rid ofyet ;) ]
Mon, 17 Jul 18:01:05 EDT*
Subject: EMPHYSEMA I started drinking the tea on June 1 of this year. My firstbatch was brewed for 8 days, the next for 10, and now I am at 14days. Some benefits I have noticed. I can make a fist properly for the first time in years. But even more important to me,during this hot and humid weather, my lungs always cause meproblems. I have emphysema, or sometimes the doctor calls itchronic bronchitis. It is also quite a bit like an asthma attack. In the past, weather such as this, has keptme from going to work, or doing much of anything. And I almost always would require medical treatment, usually prednisone. This time though, I did not miss time from work. And, I am able toget around, hot and humid as it has been. The only change in my life, is the tea, which I take 3 times aday. I have heard the same thing from people I work with, that are on the tea. One guy said he still gets a cold, but it doesn't last long, and is not as bad as he usually gets. He attributes this to the tea. He also said he has been losing about 3 pounds a week.
Thu, 20 Jul 18:03:13 -0400*
Subject: STROKE Hi folks,I want to thank all of you for you concern about my stroke. Ican assure you that it is a very frightening thing to have happen. I hope that I will return to normal soon, as I stillhave numbness in my left arm, hand and in my face. The face is ugly enough without help from this. :) I can say that I think I owe my life to Kombucha. The heparin contained inthe K-T prevented a clot from forming in my brain, which would have been devastating. I am very pleasantly surprised about all of you sending me mail and wishing me good health. I truly didn't know that I had so many friends until now; especially Colleen, for having filled my spiritual sails, which has allowed me to soar with renewed esteem.
Sun, 23 Jul 09:39 EDT
Subject: ARTHRITIS The other day, a woman who used to work for my wife and had to quit because of arthritis, came into her place of work. The woman had been using a cane when she quit. This woman was like a new person. She no longer used a cane and had quit taking her arthritis medication. My wife asked her the reason. She said that she was drinking a quart and a half of K-tea a day and never felt better in her life. She offered to give my wife some mushrooms and my wife decided to accept. Wednesday, we went to this woman's place of work, (yes she was working again), and she gave us five mushrooms. I gave one to my brother, who hashad many heart attacks and is still having a lot of digestive problems, and I have four gallons of tea brewing in anticipation that my three daughters may want to try it. We will be starting to use it in a few days and as you can at test to my frankness, I will let you know the results. I was going to send you this note, personally, but decided that it may be of interest to those on this list.
Thu, 27 Jul 21:01:25 -0400
Subject: ULCERATIVE COLITIS I'm sending this out on the net in case it will help others with Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Chronic Diarrhea. It had a very bad case of ulcerative colitis-to the point where I lost my colon due to heavy dose of steroids. I have been drinking Kombucha tea for 5 months and have regained my hair (it got very thin), have acquired a lot more pep, and am closely watching my age spots to see if they disappear.
Subject:HEARTBURN Hi everybody, I have been drinking K for 6 weeks now, and I can definitely say it has cured my heartburn completely. I have taken photographs ofthe liver spots on my back to see if and when there will be anychanges. Happy drinking,
Wed, 9 Aug 12:52:01 -0400
Subject: CANDIDA My personal experience has been that Kombucha tea has GREATLYalleviated problems with Candida, to the point that I don't eventhink about it anymore. It was not my impetus for taking it, andI was initially concerned that it might worsen the condition. Imake my brew somewhat vinegary, just to burn up the sugar, but haven't had any reaction except loss of that wonderful bloated feeling with its associated discomforts. If anyone opts to usethe Kombucha, they might want to consider easing into it to get asense of how their body accommodates it. I tried the stuff afteryears of ineffective allopathic medical treatment, and hadpretty much exhausted conventional alternatives and figured Ididn't have much to lose. But then, I look upon my body as one grand chemistry experiment,and I'm the person responsible for running the lab, at least onthis plane.
Wed, 16 Aug 14:32:02 -0700
Subject: WEIGHT LOSS I always give my fermenting tea a taste test;. The 5th or 6th day I take my gallon container and pour off 4 oz. Ifit's too sweet, then I test it again daily until it is just rightto harvest. My father-in-law is a diabetic, so I like to brew ita bit on the vinegary side, although I go through stages of liking it sweet/vinegary. I know much literature says not todisturb the fermenting culture, but my cultures are healthy and the tea tastes great! Also, the new culture is easily separated when I harvest. I have a friend who gives 4 oz of Kombucha to her 10 year old son for a major constipation problem (He's gone through a research program in N. CA. and even had biofeedback therapy). She says Kombucha has done more for him than all the expensive drugs shehad him on-paying almost $200/month! Anyway he dips his cup into the fermenting tea because he likes the sparkling quality. I always like to pour out of the major container on any food products - to keep contamination down. Update: October 04, I've enjoyed drinking Kombucha Tea for 6 months now. I like theextra energy it gives me. I've also noticed that my daily coffeeintake has been cut in half. but the best benefit I've noticed is a weight (and body fat) loss. I was 160 lbs when I started drinking Kombucha tea, and I now maintain a weight of 135 lbs!! When I feel like muching on food in the late afternoon, I have a 4 oz glass of Kombucha and it suppresses my appetite!
Tue, 22 Aug 8:57:28
Subject: Eczema & dog I began giving my dog the tea after she started to have someweird allergic reactions (she and I both have them every now andthen, most probably air born). Anyway, she is nine years old andabout 50 lbs. I gave her 1oz in the morning and one in theevening, granted it wasn't her favorite thing of the day she'd drink most of it and I'd have to pour some down her throat. After only a day, her allergic reaction was gone (goopyeyes). I stopped giving it to her when I went out of town(I didn't want the dog sitter giving it to her, and I wanted to be there to make sure she drank a lot of water) and her goop has returned. I also noticed she was more active and playful. I'mgoing to start giving it to her again. As for me, the tea did wonders for my eczema and my dream world.
Subject: ARTHRITIS My husband and I have been brewing and drinking Kombucha a littleover a year now. We noticed improvement in our skin first -liver spots faded a little after about a month. Then wrinkles in my face (I'm 61) started to fill in after about three months. After six months a worker at my husband's employment asked him ifhe was doing something to his hair because it looked darker. He was loosing his gray streaks. Then after about nine months Inoticed new hair growing in his bald spot (I'm his barber). For us, however, the most important improvement has been with my husband's arthritis. He had been taking prescription dose Ibuprofen for the pain and didn't like it because it upset hisstomach. In just a week he quit all this kind of medication andhasn't had to resume taking anything pain. We make the standard recipe.
Tue, 3 Oct 20:47:58 UT
Subject: DIABETES I am diabetic, originally diagnosed with a fasting glucose levelof 313. I have type 2 and don't take shots. I take Tolinase 250mg a day. I have found since drinking the tea (about 5 monthsnow)I maintain NEAR normal sugar levels WITHOUT medication. Ihave cut down to about half dosage of medication. This workswell. If I take more my sugar levels will be driven too low andI have to take glucose candy. I let my tea ferment about 2-3weeks. This makes it very vinegary but I want to make sure asmuch sugar as possible has been converted. I use the typicalrecipe of 5 black tea bags and a little less than a cup ofplain white sugar. I also add about a half cup of starter. There may be other factors responsible for this improvement suchas diet, but I believe the tea to be a major part. I used tohave to take as much a 2 pills (500mg) a day to get my sugar levels down to acceptable levels...this was BEFORE I started thetea.
Tue, 3 Oct 14:52:38-0700 (PDT)*
Subject: PMS Hi, just wanted to share. I've been drinking the tea for a fewmonths now and enjoying lurking on this list for the same amountof time. The biggest change I've noticed is that I no longerhave pms symptoms of any kind and my period lasts about 3 daysinstead of 5 to 10. Makes me happy, though without painful breasts and screaming mimi attacks as a reminder that it'scoming, the onset of my period can be most surprising!
Wed, 04 Oct 08:57:00 PDT*
Subject: LUNG DISEASE & ARTHRITIS My dear mother's arthritis was so bad in her hands that she couldnot shake hands without extreme, severe pain. (especiallyduring peace-time during mass where you turn to the people around you to exchange the sign of peace with a handshake and greeting.) But, after drinking K-tea for ~2 months, her arthritis has completely disappeared! It is really all gone! She can grabyour hand and give you a strong, healthy handshake now with a smile on her face instead of crying out in pain. Another friend of mine was an alcoholic. He consumed a 3-4beers every night. He could not go 24 hours without a beer. Now, after ~2 months of drinking K-tea he is completely free frombeer! He doesn't have the desire to drink any more at all! I would sit at my desk and drink coffee all day. 5-6 cups of coffee, then a cup of tea in the afternoon. Now, I have lost my desire for coffee and tea. I can barely drink one cup a day now! But, best of all.... my husband's aunt was very sickly. Congestion was building up in her lungs to the point where shewas on oxygen 24 hours a day! She could not take off the oxygen for 10 minutes without passing out! After drinking K-tea for 2 months, the doctors have taken her completely off the oxygen! She is free from that machine and oxygen hose having to follow her all through the house. The doctors tell her that her lungs are perfectly healthy and normalnow... she is cured.... although they are amazed and cannot explain it!
Tue, 03 Oct 15:28:00 PDTSubjects: BLOOD PRESSURE & DIABETES My husband has high blood pressure and is a diabetic. Since drinking K-tea for 3 months now, the doctor *has cut all his medications in half* and he feels wonderful. He has more energyand has lost 15 pounds.
Wed, 4 Oct 12:22:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: PETS My friend Edna has a little dog that is over ten years old named Rudy. She gives Rudy a little Kombucha 2 or 3 times a week. Edna says it helps Rudy's asthma and also keeps her regular.
Tue, 10 Oct 14:48:15-0500
Subject: VARIOUS Hi, my name is Sheri. I just wanted to give an update of our Kombucha results: My mother takes it for her arthritis. She had very painful and swollen joints in her hands. After her 4th or 5th week, the pain went down to a twinge, and her swollen knuckles have gone down so much that she can now wear her many rings again! (She couldn'tget them on at all a while ago). She is thrilled about this. Her blood pressure is also lowered and she doesn't take her medication anymore. Her husbands' gray beard is getting black again. My partner at work is now off of her rheumatoid arthritis medication because the Kombucha seems to be taking care of her pain and flare-ups. Her swelling has gone down also. She types all day, and no longer complains about her hands hurting. I have more hair growth than I want! (just the head and eyelashes please, leave off the facial hair and arm and leg hair!) But I'mblonde so its not a big deal. I think the K-tea is helping me to quit smoking. My cravings are minimal and my appetite is under control. My husband, on the other hand, does not like or drink the tea and he is going out of his mind with the not smoking thing. We are both on the patch, BTW. A little over a week! It seems to balance the blood sugar/insulin thing. If I have sweets, I don't feel sick like I used to. (uh-oh!) I am requiring less sleep also. But, so far, have not lost any weight which is what I was hoping for. I drink about 8 or 10 oz a day and have been drinking for about 3 months. I brew for 10-12 days usually.
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