Benefits of Rooibos Tea
Rooibos Tea benefits are numerous and beneficial to the human body.
Rooibos Tea is completely pure and natural, containing no additives, preservatives or colorants. Naturally sweet with a fruity, mild-flavor taste, Rooibos tea is used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic properties, and anti-oxidants. This specific tea has long been consumed in South Africa by the natives for its several advantages.
Rooibos is a small flowering shrub which grows in arid regions of the Western Cape of South Africa. Indigenous peoples take the leaves and stems, break them with a hammer made of wood, put in a pile to ferment, then the seeds are laid out in the sun to dry. Today, modern machinery is used for a quicker and more hygienic process, but the steps of the bush to cup of tea is always the same. A fresh pot of Rooibos can be kept warm for hours. The Rooibos tea benefits will not decrease. Even with reheating several times the tea will not lose its appearance, flavor, taste or become bitter. You may even keep cold Rooibos in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Rooibos has proven cancer-fighting properties in animal research studies.
The tea is loaded with polyphenols which has an anti carcinogenic and anti mutagenic property. It is also an all natural source of antioxidants like ‘aspalathin’ and ‘nothofagin’. in reality, it has much more antioxidants then green tea. Rooibos tea has anti-carcinogenic and antimutagenic effects, and the high volumes of vitamin C containing a very powerful anti-oxidant called Aspalathax.
Rooibos tea benefits the digestive system. Being related to the aspalathus family, it can be beneficial in states of constipation, nausea or stomach cramps. Rooibos is full of calcium, magnesium and fluoride minerals, relieving stomach cramps in adults and colic in infants.
High levels of varied minerals and vitamins are contained in Rooibos tea therefore used as a nutritional supplement, providing strong bones and teeth (Read how to prevent teeth stains from tea). Manufactures have included Rooibos tea as ingredients for soaps, facial creams and shampoos, claiming skin will be softer and smoother after use. Others say that it clears up psoriasis and acne. Rooibos tea benefits are numerous and may impact just about every part of the human body.