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Home Remedies

*Including First Aid and Folk Medicine. 

Itís silly to run to the Doctor with every little cut or scratch, ache or pain or any of the many other minor conditions that occur on a regular basis in every household.  Even if you have insurance thereís co-pays to consider plus prescription or OTC (over the counter) expenses.

Our NATURAL & ALTERNATIVE HEALING RESOURCE DIRECTORY provides information on great products and where to buy them that specifically target many of the conditions that affect "modern man" today.  Drinking Kombucha on a regular basis also may very well be the most important thing you can do to regain and maintain good health.

Just like the Boy Scouts, you need to be prepared to handle these little emergencies as they occur and the best way is to put Kombucha to work for your family.

Kombucha is an Oriental fermented tea remedy that can be traced back to 400 B.C. where it originated in what is known today as Korea.  Itís perfectly safe and is used today by 500 million people around the world.  Emperors, Czars and even an American President have used the tea.  The President in the 1980ís was being treated for Cancer and was having metastases (spreading of cancer).  A culture was brought in from Japan and incorporated into his treatment.  He survived and lived into his nineties.

 It wasnít until 1993 that Kombucha was introduced to the American public.  Today, over 3,000,000 Americans drink Kombucha on a regular basis. 

The real beauty of Kombucha is its importance in preventing and treating many of the major medical conditions affecting hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. 

Kombucha is not a trendy new health craze nor is it a miracle "cure all'. In simple terms, Kombucha is a highly nutritious microbiological food drink. In fact, the FDA classifies Kombucha as a "food item". Kombucha works at the cellular membrane level to correct deficiencies and to strengthen the bodyís systems and defenses. Those suffering from the following conditions also should experience a better ďquality of lifeĒ with Kombucha:

  • Common Colds
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Indigestion
  • Kidney Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Bursitis
  • Urinary and Colon Tract Disorders
  • Irritable Bowels Disorder
  • HIV
  • Diabetes
  • Pneumonia
  • Depression
  • Gout
  • Gall Stones
  • Nausea
  • Weak Heart
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sinus
  • Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastritis
  • Chronic Infections
  • Stroke Candidates

Kombucha is used by many as an almost FREE natural home remedy or folk medicine for:

  • Acne
  • Poison Ivy
  • Cold Sores
  • Urinary Tract
  • Bladder Infections
  • Boils 
  • Pimples 
  • Sore Throat
  • Athlete's Foot


  • Sunburn
  • Toothaches
  • Dry Hair
  • Bee & Other Insect Stings
  • Heartburn
  • Canker Sores
  • Constipation
  • Yeast Infections
  • Pet and Livestock Remedies

For really bad athlete's foot, mix a cup of aged tea in a pan of lukewarm water and soak the affected foot for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. For just 1 or 2 toes, soak a cotton pad or ball in a 50% solution and put it between the toes.

Prevent bladder infections by drinking Kombucha on a daily basis. The detoxifying and flushing properties promote a healthy bladder and kidneys.

Burns and sunburn. Depending on the size of the area affected, aged tea can be applied with cotton pads or balls or a spray bottle. The tea reduces pain, sterilizes the affected area and nourishes the skin.

Bee stings, mosquito bites and poison ivy, oak or sumac are easy to treat also. In Louisiana, we also have the aggressive fire ants. Tea dabbed on or sprayed on reduces the itching and dries out the affected area. If a bee sting is really swollen also put a small piece of Kombucha culture over the sting area held in place with a band air or bandage. A campground/boat launch owner wrote me recently and said he keeps a big jug of aged tea on hand at all times for his camping and boating customers. Nice man.

For boils, clean the affected area with aged tea. Use a small piece of culture to draw it out and reduce swelling. Repeat as needed. For canker sores, gargle with regular kombucha tea and swallow. A very small piece of culture can be placed on the affected area for short periods when possible. You certainly don't want to go to work or to bed with a piece of mushroom in your mouth. Also, a cotton pad or ball can be soaked in aged tea (squeeze out the excess) and placed on the sore.

Dab a little aged tea on cold sores and fever blisters frequently to dry them out, relieve the pain and prevent infection. To prevent boils, sores and blisters drink Kombucha on a regular basis.

Got a sore throat or wracked by coughing spells? Gargle with lukewarm Kombucha frequently, then swallow. Sip a glass full before bedtime to promote sleep.

Many other uses are included in our 50+ pamphlet under "FIRST AID"

about their personal experiences and pet uses.

Some Doctors reportedly recommend drinking Kombucha tea for psoriasis. Testimonies confirm results are improved when you apply Kombucha externally to the skin while also drinking it.

Sally Ann of CA reports: The beverage has softened my skin and made it shine. My fingernails are stronger, my caffeine addiction has been transformed into enjoyment, not need. My appetite seems to be getting fine-tuned. I have an increased desire to drink pure, clean water. I do notice obvious in myself a sense of gentleness and well being.

A CA lady reported the following after being in the Northridge earthquake. After a week of living on a closed mountain road that looked like it had been hit by a bomb, my skin was a wreck. The stress of all the quake damage and after shocks had aged it 10 years. The Kombucha restored it to normalcy within a few days. Now my friends are telling me that my skin never looked better.

A couple of Hollywood celebrities reportedly add a cup of Kombucha to their bath. Then while they're relaxing in the warm tub, they put a kombucha culture on their face like a mask for 15 to 20 minutes. They swear this reduces pore size, removes fine lines and sunspots, adds healthy color and restores their skin to baby smoothness.

A FL lifeguard reports that after a long day in the hot sun, nothing works better than a topical application of Kombucha tea to take the red out of a sunburned nose.

Mike in CA wrote: I have been using/drinking Kombucha tea 3 weeks and my athlete's foot and acne have cleared up. My mom's arthritis is going away too. Amazing stuff.

A 50-year-old told of her Candida Albicans experience. She had been on prescription medications without success. After 3 weeks of drinking Kombucha her problems disappeared and she hasn't had to take prescription drugs since.

I am almost bald on top and recently at a Company picnic I got a severe sunburn on the top of my head. It was really red and sore. We keep a pint jar of aged Kombucha in the bathroom for first aid purposes. I also use it as a pre rinse when washing my hair (what little I have) since it reduces oil buildup and eliminates dandruff. That night I put the aged tea on my head and hair and headed to the shower. When I got out the pain was gone and I never had a peeling problem. I am a "free bleeder" and even a paper cut can get nasty. I scraped my head on our metal carport a while back and about a square inch of scalp was peeled back. I immediately soaked a cotton ball in the aged tea and liberally swabbed the injured area and got the scalp back in place. It hurt like hell and I had quite a knot on my head but surprisingly very little bleeding. I continued daily treatments and a week later the knot was gone, the scab fell off and all that was left was a slightly pink area. I am not a klutz but sometimes I move so quickly I have little accidents. The most recent injury was I burned 3 of my fingers when I picked up a hot skillet. You guessed it, I stuck my fingers in a small glass of aged tea. The pain went away almost immediately and I healed in a few days. Ernie, LA

A hairdresser in OH mixes the tea with water and uses it after shampooing as a finishing rinse. Some customers claim this has eliminated their dandruff.

Norma writes: My skin, especially in my face, has become tighter and younger looking. My hair has also thickened all over and I have more energy.

Martha in Texas describes her experience: I am 47 hears old and have had a very bad complexion problem since I was 12 or 13. The root of the problem was excess oil in the skin on my face which I couldn't get rid of. I went to several dermatologists and used everything from antibiotics, creams and medications and even had a dermabrasion. After 2 and a half months on Kombucha I am very pleased with the results. For the first time in 34 years the oil is completely gone.

William in Ohio reports: I have scars on my face and the tea has taken the red out. I use it in the morning to freshen and tighten my adult face. I've also lost 15 pounds
since starting on the tea.

A man working in his woodshop deeply sliced his index finger with an electric saw. His wife cut a piece of Kombucha culture and wrapped it around his bleeding finger before leaving for the emergency room. The physician at the hospital upon checking his finger asked why they had driven thru a raging thunderstorm with what appeared to be a paper cut.

People also report that Kombucha helps with nail fungus. Usually drinking the tea seems to be enough to do the trick. Others also soak the affected area in the tea also.

Pets and livestock also benefit from Kombucha. The Russians after WWII did extensive research on Kombucha in veterinary use. A preparation called "bactericidin" made from ground up mushroom was used on dogs, sheep, calves and other mammals. Clinical trials with lambs and calves suffering from dysentery and colibacillosis resulted in a 100% recovery. When put in chicken feed there was a 15% increase in growth. Even healthy animals had a 15% increase in growth when Kombucha was added to their feed and water.

The tea eliminates doggie breath and extreme body odor when added to the water of cats and dogs. Digestive processes are also improved as well as infections are reduced.

Dogs and cats need only 4 to 8 eyedroppers full of tea in their water dish each day. Among aging dogs and cats the results are especially visible. Improvements in their hair, hearing, eyesight and temperament are most noticeable.

During flea season, their skin can be soothed by mixing equal amounts of tea and water. Spray it on flea-irritated areas or apply it directly to the hop spot with a cotton ball.

Most pets need a healthier digestive system and the ability to detoxify the chemical junk that is thrown at them in today's pet foods. The glucuronic acid in Kombucha seems to be a key ingredient as it helps the liver to detoxify, regenerate and do its 500 or so functions with flying colors.

A D.V.M. reported on this case. A poodle was brought in who was emaciated, poor appetite, depressed, rotten hair coat and rotten breath. Cancer was suspected and he had not responded to traditional treatments. He was put on a tablespoond of Kombucha, twice daily. Within a few weeks there was a definite turnaround, a whole new attitude to life. The haircoat and bad breath also improved dramatically. It was even possible to get a "doggie kiss" again without having to hold your breath. The owners were very pleased.

Pets that are out of balance and nutritionally depleted seldom respond properly to any kind of medication or therapy. Another interesting thing is that Kombucha tea seems to enhance the effect of drugs and natural treatments alike. Remember that even a drug is not a cure-it is the body that must cure. You may consider giving Kombucha tea as a regular supplement, to help your pet's body assimilate food with more efficiency. For more pet health tips Dr. Roger Dehaan has authored Natural Care of Pets. If it's not available in your local book store send $10.95 to Natural Care of Pets, RR1 Box 47A, Frazee, MN 56544.

Yesterday a friend of mine dropped by and mentioned that she had a very painful boil deep in the cheek.  It was so deep that you couldnít see it but you could feel it with your fingers.  I chipped a small piece off the mushroom and attached it to her cheek with a band-aid.  After about an hour my friend said that the pain had decreased dramatically.  We kept applying a fresh mushroom piece every hour until that night.  I think one more day with the Kombucha plasters and it will go away for good. 
Valery, Redmond, WA. 

I suffered for years from a lot of phlegm in the throat which was especially bad at bedtime.  When I lay down, the phlegm completely blocked my throat and I just couldnít get rid of it.  Since Iíve been drinking Kombucha the phlegm has been neutralized.  My wife had a leg injury that got infected with thrombophlebitis.  The Doctor wanted to send her to the hospital, but I didnít want her to go.  With prayer and Kombucha her leg healed up beautifully after a week. 
Herr A. M., Switzerland. 

I made the tea and drank it faithfully and within 6 months all 45 warts that I had on my hands disappeared. 

I had a sensitive mole on my back that almost drove me crazy with my shirt rubbing against it.  I cut some small slices off a mushroom and every night for a week I would have my wife put a piece of mushroom on my back, held in place with a large band aid.  About a week later she was going to put another piece on and was shocked that the mole had completely disappeared.  All that remained was a small pink area. 
Ernie, Shreveport 

The misery began when I was 10 years old and lasted for 41/2 years.  The itching began in my arms and I scratched until they bled.  The doctor prescribed penicillin and various ointments none of which ended my misery.  Specialists could not cure me either.;  My mother started me on the Kombucha 6 months ago and after only one week the itching had gone.  Even the scars are hardly visible any more. 
15 year old M.P. from the Netherlands writes: 

You drink Kombucha on a regular basis to regain and maintain good health.  You use aged tea and pieces of the Kombucha culture for First Aid and Home Remedies to further curtail your medical expenses.  Itís a win-win situation. 

Kombucha by itself doesn't cure anything.
It simply nourishes at the cellular level so that your marvelous body can heal itself.

It costs only about $5 a month since you brew the tea yourself. About 1 or 2 hours a month is needed for the brewing and cleanup. It's also simple. If you can bake a Duncan Hines cake then you too can be a Master Brewmeister.

I grew up in Missouri and as Uncle Harry (Truman) would say, the buck stops here.  If you are willing to put forth a little effort there is no reason for you to continue to suffer. I know it sounds too simple to be true so visit our Home page for the details of our SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.  For more technical information on Kombucha and its history click on the About Kombucha and America's America's Health Crisis pages.

Since Kombucha nourishes at the cellular membrane level it has a positive effect on many chronic and debilitating conditions. On the left side of our Home Page we list many conditions that millions of Americans are suffering from. If you or a loved one has any of these conditions take the time to check it out and see how Kombucha might be of benefit. Take charge of your family's health today.

DISCLAIMER: The information presented is for information purposes only. It is based on scientific studies and or traditional usage. Consult a health care professional before using supplements or making any changes in prescription medications. The information and statements contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

SIDE EFFECTS WARNING: Those drinking properly prepared Kombucha in sufficient quantities should experience increased energy and stamina, improved mood, stronger immune system, some weight loss (if over your natural weight), lower medical bills and vitamin and supplement savings. Many will experience improvement or elimination of a wide variety of medical conditions. A much improved "quality of life" is not uncommon. Proceed at your own risk.

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