Koumiss (or kymyz) treatment is a developing form of health tourism in Kyrgyzstan during the summer season.
Koumiss is a dairy product obtained as a result of fermentation of mare’s milk. Doctors recommend it in the treatment of tuberculosis, gastritis, pancreatic disease, anemia, neurasthenia and cardiovascular diseases.
There are resorts in some regions of the country which offer professional koumiss treatment along with other recreational services.
Another place to drink koumiss is jailoo (high summer pastures), where one can rent a bozui (round felt yurt) for a couple of days and enjoy this magic beverage.