Kombucha Tea – Cameron Diaz gave this the nod recently. It is thought to have originated in the Far East, probably China, and has been consumed there for at least two thousand years. It was known as "The Tea of Immortality". Adding yeast and bacterial to tea and sugar makes this tea. Then you allow the mixture to ferment, the drink is fizzy and vinegar tasting. It is said to be high in B vitamins and probiotics and also claims to sharpen you vision and improve digestion while boosting you immune system. Some commonly claimed benefits are that kombucha aids cancer recovery, increases energy, sharpens eyesight, aids joint recovery, improves skin elasticity, aids digestion, and improves experience with foods that 'stick' going down such as rice or pasta
a. Some of the research is looking good for this one and disease fighting properties but it was only done on sad animals and test tubes. Home brewing can be dangerous! It has been noted to have mold in it if not done right leading to high levels of acid in the body resulting in heart attacks. Only try the store made stuff!
b. You can find it at the Healthy Grocer in Mechanicsburg or Appalachian Whole Foods Market In Carlisle and Sunrise Natural Foods in Harrisburg.