Kombucha…the Manchurian tea

I’ve recently read  about an ingredient called “Kombucha” searching for the Russian soup “ Botvinia” on Marina Pantouria’s  book  “health without drugs”.

Kombucha originated in what is now Manchuria around 220 BCE . it is said to have been imported to Japan by the physician Kombu. The drink is reported to have been consumed in east Russia at least as early as 1900, and from there entered Europe. In  1913, kombucha was first mentioned in German literature. At least as  early as the mid-1990s, it became popular in the US.

What is kombucha?

Kombucha is produced  by fermenting tea using a “symbiotic ‘colony’ of bacteria and yeast”


  • Cleansing and Detoxification
  • Helps liver function
  • Boosts the metabolism and increases weight loss
  • Improves digestion and prevents constipation
  • Relieves symptoms of eczema and asthma
  • Nourishes skin and hair
  • Helps against insomnia
  • Boosts the organism generally


Begin drinking half glass of kombucha juice every morning. After a week add half a glass every night. Increase the dosage until you reach 3 glosses per day. In case you have any  side effects (like constipation) degrease the dosage allowing yourself to adjust to the new circumstances .

You should consider your doctor before you try it, especially in case you suffer from a disease. Children under 4, women during pregnancy and breast feeding and people with pure immune system should not drink kombucha.

It is  available at health stores

Varvara Solomonidou,Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Seminar & Conference Lecturer, Pilates Master Trainer “AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®”, General Manager & Owner of AthensTrainers®



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