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of an online hypertext electronic Kombucha Book.
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Copyright 2000 Colleen M. Allen
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Kombucha FAQ Translations
Kombucha Research Papers
And Lab Test Results
[Where you get a Kombucha Starter Culture]
Links To Kombucha Articles
Links To Other Kombucha Web Sites
Links to Other Fermented & Live Food Websites
Kombucha Mailing List Information
Measures Conversion Charts
[ Countries subscribed to our Kombucha List ]
Our New Photo Album
[For Our Kombucha List Mates - Past and Present]
[scan of me and two of my grandbabies]
A bit about my family
Several books written about Kombucha state the first recorded use of Kombucha Tea was during the Chinese Empire of the Tsing Dynasty in 221 BC. It was referred to as "The remedy for immortality," "The Divine Tsche." It has also been referred to as "the elixer of life." It has been known by several different names, such as: Fungus japonicas, The tea fungus, Fungojapon, Kombucha, Indo-Japanese tea fungus, Pichia fermentans,Cembuya orientalis, Combuchu; Tschambucco, Volga spring, Mo-Gu, Champignon de longue vie, Tea Kvas or Teakwass, Kwassan, Kargasok Tea, Kocha kinoko, and Manchurian mushroom tea.
Much of the Kombucha information I've presented in the Kombucha FAQ has been based on answers to questions which were posted over the Kombucha mailing list - by past and present members.
Many thanks to all contributors!
Kombucha FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]
Miscellaneous - part one
Miscellaneous - part two
Health Benefit Reports - From Kombucha Drinkers
What Could Go Wrong? Misc. Articles
Books and Sources for Kombucha Colonies
Research & Test Results - Past & Present
Legal - Copyright and Disclaimer
Kombucha FAQ Translations
The FAQ's marked [**] were translated using AI (Artificial intelligence) engines, not by human translators; as a result, the translations are quite rough. However, they still give the gist of the information.
The Kombucha FAQ's (in any language) are not for sale. They
were created for educational purposes only, and as such, are made available to any Kombucha drinker in the
world who wishes to download them from this website for their own personal use.
Please email me if you would like to edit any of these Kombucha FAQ machine translations. Your name will be listed as 'Translator'.
Characterization of the
Tea Fungus Metabolites
Dr. Philippe J. Blanc
Position Paper: Microbial Cellulose
R. Malcolm Brown, Jr
Determination and characterization
of the anti-microbial activity of the fermented tea Kombucha
C.J. Greenwalt, R.A. Ledford, and K.H. Steinkraus
- The Rest of the Story
Research & Test Results - Past
[Part 6 of the Kombucha FAQ]
& KMI Newsletter
A Cow in Exchange for a Kombucha Culture
Are Dried Kombucha Colonies Safe to Use?
Does Kombucha Have Any Side Effects?
How to Mail a Kombucha Culture
How to Make Your Own Kombucha Tea
FDA Fact Sheet T95 - 15
Kombucha - A Fermented Beverage With Real "Zing" In It
Kombucha - A 2000 Year Old Secret Tonic
Kombucha - by Harald Tietze
Kombucha For Children?
Kombucha Has Relatives in the Whole World
Kombucha Is a Fermented Food too!
Kombucha: Hype or Hope?
Kombucha Mailing List Information
Kombucha Manna International Newsletter
Papers and Reports
From the U.S. Government - FDA and CDC
Kombucha Tea and Individual Healing
Kombucha Tea - What's All the Hoopla?
Kombucha Toxicity Alert (Jan. 1995)
Kombucha Yeasts Fight Candida, They do Not Enourage it!
Microscopic View of Kombucha
Mother of Vinegar - or - Kombucha?
Mould on the Kombucha Culture?
Our Water--Is it Really an Elixir of the Gods?
Out With the New and In With the Old!
Up in Smoke! Tobacco Smoke and Kombucha
Sun Tea Jars
That Pesky Fruit Fly (drosophila melanogaster)
The Fascination of Kombucha
The History and Spread of Kombucha
To Other Live & Fermented Food Websites
Living and Raw Foods
Alt om Kombucha - E. Fahlberg (Danish)
Kombucha Manna International - Beverly B.Ferguson
Kombucha.org- Harry & Carol Brown
Kombucha Power Products - John Novar
Kombucha - The Rest of the Story - Norbert Hoffmann
Mount Nebo Herbs & Oils - Ingrid Chorba
The Happy Herbalist - Ed Kasper
The Kombucha Center Home Page - Bob Williams
The Kombucha Journal - Günther W. Frank's Web Site
Kombucha Home Page - Cheryl Gelewski
The Original Kombucha Mailing List - an Internet Kombucha discussion forum.
Original Kombucha Mailing List: Since 1995: several hundred members Worldwide share Kombucha information, resources and experience.
Currently there are
several hundred members
Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahrain,
Please do not email me to request a Kombucha Starter Sources can be found through the links in Part 4 of the FAQ. Please subscribe to the Original Kombucha List to post your questions.
Thank you for visiting my Kombucha Home Page
If you have Kombucha questions that aren't
answered in these pages,
please join our Original Kombucha list and post your questions to the group.
Formerly known as "Colleen Allen"
Former List Mom for the Kombucha List
From March 1996 - November 2000
05/10/1940 - 11/25/2000
A Tribute to Colleen
by Cheryl (WaterSprite)
Up close and personal
A little bit of myself to share with you
Me at 58 with my youngest 2 granddaughter's
Natasha Haugen [1 day old] - October 1998
and her sister Emily Haugen, [age two].
I am the birth mother of 4 [ now adults] children,
1 son - Brian Roy Haugen and 3 daughters - Patricia Ann Wilson,
Colleen Louise Tortorelli & Tamara Lee Haugen RN.
And Grandmother to
6 grandchildren [ 3 boys & 3 girls]
Tom Wilson Jr., Arthur Wilson, & Louis James Wilson
Emily Haugen, Natasha Haugen & Amber Dawn Tortorelli
And Great-Grandmother to Marcellus Tyler Wilson, Age 2 years.
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