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What other names is Kombucha Tea known by?

Algue de Thé, Champagne of Life, Champignon de la Charité, Champignon des Héros, Champignon de Longue Vie, Champignon Miracle, Combucha Tea, Dr. Sklenar's Kombucha Mushroom Infusion, Kombucha Thé, Laminaire de Thé, Mushroom Infusion, Fungus Japonicus, Kargasok Tea, Kombucha, Kombucha Mushroom Tea, Kwassan, Manchurian Fungus, Manchurian Mushroom Tea, Petite Mère Japonaise, Spumonto, T'Chai from the Sea, Té de Kombucha, Thé de Combucha, Thé de Kombucha, Tschambucco.

What is Kombucha Tea?

Kombucha is a type of yeast, although it is sometimes described incorrectly as a mushroom. Kombucha tea is made by fermenting kombucha and bacteria with black tea, sugar, and other ingredients. People use kombucha tea as medicine, but there is no scientific evidence that it is an effective treatment for any condition.

Kombucha tea is used for memory loss, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), joint pain (rheumatism), aging, loss of appetite, AIDS, cancer, high blood pressure, constipation, arthritis, and hair regrowth. It is also used for increasing white cell (T-cell) counts, boosting the immune system, and strengthening the metabolism.

Some people apply kombucha tea directly to the skin for pain.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Memory loss.
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Joint pain (rheumatism).
  • Aging.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • AIDS.
  • Cancer.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Increasing white cell (T-cell) counts.
  • Strengthening the immune system and metabolism.
  • Constipation.
  • Arthritis.
  • Hair growth.
  • Pain, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of kombucha tea for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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