I have been gifted this wonderful mushroom by a lovely friend of mine from Ghana. When she first mentioned it to me I didn’t have an idea what she was talking about and looking at the white matter in the bottle it didn’t look at all like something I would want to put in my mouth. But as they say, if you don’t dare…
I took a sip and then another and found that I actually loved the taste and that it is not that much different to a white Bulgarian yogurt.
Since then I’ve searched on the internet and found that this is actually an incredible little mushroom with wonderful immune boosting and healing qualities. It has high nutritional content containing Vit A, D, E, Zinc, iron, selenium and molybdenum.
There is evidence that a Polish professor staying in India managed to cure his liver cancer by using these wonderful little white mushrooms also called ‘Kefir’.
So, this is how it works. If you are lucky enough to get hold of them (or be gifted some like me) you put them in a glass jar, add whole milk to it, keep it open for breathing space (they need oxygen) but cover with a little net to keep unwanted extras out. (My jar lid has got holes in it.) Then put them in a nice warm place and (depending how warm) within 24-48 hours you will have a thick white substance that resembles a drinking yogurt. You then drain this off through a sieve (preferably plastic), rinse the mushrooms with a little bit of water and start the whole process again.
These are some of the health benefits of Kefir :
- Boosts the immune system
- Restores micro flora in digestive system
- Controls eczema and psoriasis
- Suspends ageing cells and enhances skin condition
- Relaxes the nervous system
- Improves memory function
- Normalize appetite and can have an influence on weight loss
- Lowers blood sugar and blood pressure
- Boosts energy http://www.ecellulitis.com/tibetan-mushrooms-as-powerful-immunity-booster/
and lots, lots more!
I have only started using it, but I will let you know in time which benefits I enjoy from it. For now, it is a nice replacement for breakfast and keeps me satisfied for quite a while.