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SCOBY SCOBY Doo, where are you? February 7, 2009

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IMG_1531, originally uploaded by Emmett’s Parents.
Christina has been working on a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast), grown from a bottle of GT’s Kombucha. This is her latest pet “hippie” project, in an effort to guarantee the health and well being of our family. This is something that she discovered while researching raw milk. She was impressed by the rave reviews and bought a bottle at Whole Foods. Further impressed by the sample bottle, she decided to grow her own. She decided that it would be more economical to have a home grown spore. With a fair amount of research and theorizing (thanks, Google), she has apparently been successful thus far.

What is Kombucha, you ask?

From nutrition4health.org:

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HEALTH EFFECTS ATTRIBUTED TO KOMBUCHA TEA?*

  • Restores hair color
  • Thickens hair
  • Dissolves gallstones Increases energy
  • Lengthens lifespan
  • Arterioscrosis/softens veins
  • Speeds healing
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Eliminates wrinkles/skin humectant
  • Improves menopausal symptoms
  • Strengthens leg muscles
  • Chickenpox /herpes zoster remedy
  • Colitis/improves digestion/ nervous stomach
  • Poultice for wounds/ulcers
  • Cleanses gallbladder
  • Lessens anxiety
  • Levels glucose
  • Protects teeth from cavities
  • Activates glandular system

Claims to help with:

  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Prostrate/bladder disorders
  • Dysentery in Infants
  • Constipation
  • Psoriasis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stronger fingernails
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Kidney disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Cataracts
  • Pain in limbs
  • Liver problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Allergies
  • Candita albicans
  • Obesity/burns fat Impotence
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Balding
  • Edemas
  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Vision acuity
  • Chronic colds
  • Sweaty feet
  • Back pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Anorexia
  • Cystic fibroid disease
  • Epstein-Barr (Chronic Fatigue Syndome)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Neurasthenic stomach-liver-kidney disorders

* Claims for Kombucha tea, NOT verified

We’ll keep posting updates as the SCOBY continues to grow.