Thanks shayfo, that’s interesting. I’ll look into this a bit more.
I’m a bit hesitant about her use of the word antibiotic though. Because it can be useful against certain infections and possibly replace antibiotics, doesn’t make kombucha an antibiotic itself. After all, this winter I kicked a strep throat infection pretty quickly by increasing my milk kefir consumption dramatically. It can rid an infection by introducing a community of bacteria and yeast. My understanding of kombucha is that it works very similarly. Also, a kombucha scoby isn’t a mushroom. It’s a bit of a misnomer.