Saturday, April 7, 2012
Better Kombucha For Adrenal Support
Kombucha has been an humble servant in the McGuffey home for years. It has been a probiotic friend, a convenient way to make acid for home use instead of vinegar, a flavorful drink and ingredient in cough medicine, switzel, and punch. I have always made Kombucha from black tea or green tea and sugar. This past winter our geographic area has been hard hit with a recurring/mutating virus. My family has really been hit hard with much suffering and lowered productivity. This encouraged me to prayerfully consider another way to make Kombucha. I had always been advised that many herbs will kill the Kombucha culture and had therefore, not been very adventurous in using other types of teas in addition to the black and green standbys.
This winter I have made gallons of "Brighter Day" cough and cold medicine for my friends and relatives. One of the main ingredients in it is Kombucha. Recently I decided to try to make Kombucha with Mullein tea (a great adrenal support) and local honey. I used the normal recipe to feed a Kombucha SCOBY making the mullein tea very dark and strong and using one cup of local honey per gallon of Mullein tea. This has made a spectacular Kombucha. In the future I will only use mullein Kombucha in my cough syrup as I believe it will have much better health giving properties. It also tastes wonderful!
If your family is struggling to stay well, try making Kombucha with mullein and honey. Let me know what you think.