Medusomycete or Kombucha is a colony of microorganisms in symbiosis - acetic bacteria and yeast fungi. When infused, it converts a nutrient solution of sugar and tea leaves into a pleasantly refreshing kombuchu drink, and is used to treat many ailments. Kombucha for stomach ulcers is strictly prohibited by most doctors, although they recognize its beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract.
Doctors strongly advise against drinking kombucha for stomach ulcers.
Composition and value of kombucha
Medusomycete "lives" in a nutrient solution of water, tea leaves and sugar. He receives healing properties as a result of the vital activity of microorganisms. First, yeast fungi decompose sucrose into alcohol and carbon dioxide, then acetic bacteria begin to work.
The result is a drink with a complex, not fully understood chemical composition. It is known to contain:
- organic acids;
- trace elements;
- antibiotic jellyfish;
Kombucha is a probiotic with properties:
- pain relievers;
When taken correctly, kombucha has a beneficial effect on all organs and systems, although it has contraindications. But only a drink that has been prepared for at least 5 days has a healing effect. For the treatment of most diseases, 7-10 days are used.
Important! Young infusion of kombucha is nothing more than a soft, low-alcohol drink, and sweet at that. It will not bring benefits, but it can do harm.
Is kombucha good for the stomach
The effect on the stomach of kombucha is due to its composition. If there are no serious diseases, and the infusion is used for prophylactic purposes, then the effect will be extremely positive.
The jellyfish drink is also useful in treating the stomach. But taking it on your own is risky, the infusion contains too many components that irritate the mucous membrane. Of course, their effect can be neutralized by other products, but not completely.
Kombucha should be used to treat the stomach only after consulting a doctor. The doctor may not believe in the healing power of kombucha, but he shouldn't give an outright ban on taking the infusion.
How kombucha affects the stomach
The effect of the infusion of jellyfish on the stomach is ambiguous and not fully understood. Perhaps that is why most sources point to the beneficial effect of the symbiont on the digestive tract as a whole, describe in detail its effect on the intestines and other organs. They try to gently bypass the stomach. Or they give very little vague information.
Infusion of medusomycete stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, therefore it is often recommended for gastrointestinal diseases, aggravated by a decrease in secretory function. But not during an exacerbation.
On the other hand, with increased acidity of the stomach, kombucha can be harmful. It enhances the secretory function. As a result, hydrochloric acid, which is already excreted in excess and irritates the gastric mucosa, will become even greater, which can lead to an ulcer.
Kombucha contains organic acids and alcohol that irritate the stomach wall. On the one hand, it improves digestion and intestinal motility, on the other, it increases inflammation.
Opinions on the effects of kombucha on the digestive system are mixed
But not everything is so simple. Kombucha has properties to relieve inflammation and pain, and it even heals wounds. It contains the antibiotic jellyfish, which can treat some forms of ulcers.
In addition, kombucha removes waste and toxins from the body, which can be both a product and a cause of gastrointestinal diseases. It has an immunostimulating effect, which itself accelerates recovery and enhances the body's resistance.
Kombucha improves microflora and activates cell regeneration. This is of paramount importance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, especially those associated with damage to the mucous membrane.
Important! The beneficial properties of kombucha for the stomach are undeniable, but it contains many substances and compounds that irritate the mucous membrane and can lead to an exacerbation of the disease. Better to take it under medical supervision.
Is it possible for kombucha for stomach diseases
With already existing diseases of the stomach, the drink from the medusomycete can be taken independently with low or normal acidity, and only during the period of remission. In other cases, it is imperative to consult an experienced gastroenterologist. If he does not know about the medicinal properties of the medusomycete, or does not believe in them, you should ask for the advice of another doctor.
Important! In any case, it is impossible to treat stomach diseases with kombucha on your own.
With increased acidity of the stomach
Kombucha for gastritis with high acidity and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, associated with increased secretory function, is not taken at all, or drunk under the supervision of a doctor. This means that when everything is going well, you need to see a specialist at least once a week, unless more frequent visits are recommended. He is informed about all changes in the state, and not just when pain appears.
At the same time, they drink kombucha with diluted water or with additives - infusions of medicinal herbs, honey. You cannot select additional components yourself, as well as change their proportions, dosage.
Honey is used especially carefully as an additive. It is a biologically active substance, and quite strong. It can be beneficial or cause significant harm to the body. On the one hand, honey neutralizes the action of the acids contained in the infusion of jellyfish, on the other hand, it is itself an irritant. In addition, it is a rather strong allergen, and intolerance manifests itself in various forms, including cumulative, when a person becomes ill gradually.
Important! There is only one conclusion - it is possible to take kombucha for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with high acidity only if the patient has found a specialist who thoroughly understands the issue. In all other cases, you need to turn to other means, and forget about the kombuche.
Competent consultation with a specialist before taking kombuchi is a must
Kombucha can be drunk for gastritis with low or neutral acidity during remission. During an exacerbation, an appointment with a doctor is agreed, it is quite possible that he will include it in therapy. But it is imperative to consult, since the drink tends to enhance the effect of herbs and some medications.
With atrophic gastritis, it is better to forget about kombucha. Unless, of course, the patient has found an exceptionally competent doctor, or participates in a program to study the effect of medusomycetes on the body.
The fact is that atrophic gastritis is a very unpleasant form that can not only degenerate into an ulcer, but also lead to the formation of tumors. The disease is associated with severe pain, expressed in thinning and dystrophic changes in the mucous membrane. Doctors once again try not to disturb her with gastroscopy and other studies, so the first manifestations of oncology may go unnoticed.
With stomach ulcers
Usually, kombucha is strictly contraindicated for stomach ulcers. This is due to the irritating effect of the compounds included in the infusion. They can increase the inflammation of the mucous membrane, it is difficult to imagine what alkaloids, organic acids, and other aggressive compounds will do to a wound, which is an ulcer.
True, there are several "buts". Kombucha has wound healing, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and other properties that contribute to ulcer scarring. So is it worth exposing it to substances with the opposite effect in the hope that the result will be positive.
Kombucha prepared at home should not be drunk with an ulcer. But there is the antibiotic jellyfish, which destroys the bacterium Helicobacterpy lori, which is often the cause of the disease. Kazakh scientists have patented the drug Medusomycetin, obtained by extracting substances from Kombucha, which is effective in the treatment of ulcers. Antibiotic research is ongoing.
With duodenal ulcer
The ban on taking kombucha for duodenal ulcer is due to the same reasons as for stomach damage. You can drink the infusion only during the period of remission on the recommendation of a doctor.
How to drink kombucha for stomach benefits
Most of the world's population suffers from stomach diseases. They are well studied, amenable to treatment with medications and herbs. Kombucha is not the last hope here. If there is the slightest doubt that the infusion is safe, you need to refuse it.
Kombucha for stomach diseases is drunk only diluted, often in combination with herbs. Sometimes honey is added to the drink.
Usually, kombucha is taken with herbal infusions to treat stomach ailments. The recipe must be agreed with the doctor, since the disease in all people proceeds differently. In addition, some plants enhance the secretory function, others slow it down, have properties that both promote the recovery process and aggravate the painful condition.
Sometimes kombucha is prepared without the use of tea leaves - using medicinal herbs. To do this, 100 g of the collection is steamed with 1.5 liters of boiling water, insisted overnight. Sugar is added only in the morning, completely dissolving in the liquid. Pour jellyfish, insist at least 7 days.
Kombucha can be combined with herbal infusions
The finished drink, infused for 7-9 days, is taken for preventive purposes 1-2 times a year. The course is 1.5-2 months. The dosage is 100 ml at a time. Scheme of reception for breakfast - half an hour before meals;
- lunch - 60 minutes before or after a meal, after 1-2 hours;
- dinner - 3 hours after meals or 30-60 minutes before bedtime.
Important! Kombucha on an empty stomach, especially for a patient, is a big load. It is necessary to consult a doctor about the possibility of its use before meals, so as not to provoke an exacerbation.
Herbal Recipe 1
You will need a glass of water and a ready-made 7-9-day infusion of kombucha, 2 tbsp. spoons of honey, 2 tbsp. l. herbal collection. For its preparation, medicinal plants are taken in the following proportions:
- cinnamon rose hips - 4;
- dried crustaceans - 4;
- fennel fruits - 3;
- calendula flowers - 3;
- licorice root - 2;
- cyanosis grass - 2;
- flowers of coltsfoot - 1;
- nettle - 1;
- yarrow - 1;
- peppermint - 1.
- The herbs are crushed and mixed.
- Separate 2 tbsp. collection, pour boiling water.
- Cook for 10 minutes.
- Wrap up, insist.
- After cooling, the mixture is filtered.
- Add honey and kombucha.
Drink 1 glass a day, in 3 doses (70 ml), 40 minutes after a meal.
Recipe with centaury, calamus and watch
To prepare the mixture, you will need a glass of water and a 7-9-day kombucha, 2 tbsp. medicinal fee, 1 tbsp. honey. Herbs are taken in this ratio:
- centaury - 2;
- calamus root - 2;
- three-leaf watch - 2;
- chopped orange peel (not zest!) - 2;
- wormwood - 1.
The preparation of the infusion is the same as described above. Only the collection of herbs is boiled for 15 minutes.
Take 1/2 cup one hour before meals. Duration of treatment is 3 months.
Fermented infusion must be diluted with water or herbal decoction. You need to start taking it with a dose not exceeding 100 ml, if the recipe does not provide for an even smaller one.
Heating the drink enhances its properties, cooling - makes the action prolonged. If there are no special instructions in the recipe, the infusion should be at room temperature.
Be careful when adding honey to kombucha. On the one hand, it enhances the bactericidal and antibiotic properties, on the other hand, it irritates the mucous membrane and can serve as an allergen.
Important! You only need to cook kombucha with sugar. Honey, as a result of complex processes occurring during the infusion of kombucha, makes the drink harmful for internal use.
Limitations and contraindications
Infusion of kombucha is prohibited for independent use during exacerbation of all gastrointestinal diseases. With an ulcer with any secretory function or gastritis, aggravated by high acidity, it cannot be taken. An exception is the appointment of a doctor together with a specially selected collection of medicinal herbs.
You can not drink infusion of kombucha for such diseases:
- some fungal infections;
In some cases, taking kombucha is strictly prohibited.
Kombucha cannot be drunk with stomach ulcers; in exceptional cases, it can be prescribed by the attending physician, for example, if the body reacts poorly to habitual antibiotics that destroy the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Medusomycete infusion helps well with gastritis with low or neutral acidity during remission. Better yet, drink it as a preventive measure.