Health brew from ancient times

2013-12-03 00:00

IN the early part of this century, there was a tradition of brewing your own household remedies. Many of these legendary cures were lost over time as pharmaceutical giants muscled in on the medical market and prescribed a pill for all evils.

The word kombucha , which was officially recorded in 1995, is probably a derivative of the Japanese word kombu (which means kelp). Although kombucha is not made from kelp, the active fungus does resemble a thick jelly-like seaweed at times.

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