In this Article
- What other names is Kombucha Tea known by?
- What is Kombucha Tea?
- How does Kombucha Tea work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Kombucha Tea.
Kombucha tea can be contaminated with disease-causing fungus (Aspergillus) and bacteria (anthrax). Kombucha tea is particularly unsafe in people with weakened immune systems, such as people with HIV/AIDS, who are more susceptible to infections. Also, lead poisoning has been reported from kombucha tea that was prepared in a lead-glazed ceramic pot.
Do not use kombucha tea if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are recovering from alcoholism. The alcohol content of the tea could worsen this condition.
- You have an immune disorder. Kombucha tea can harbor organisms that can cause a serious infection.
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