22 april

Rooibos Tea is one of Africa’s botanical treasures. As more and more research is being done, scientists are discovering the myriad of wellness benefits that it has to offer. Whether you drink it as a tea or apply it topically, everyone needs to make room in their life for Rooibos!

1. Good for your heart
Rooibos contains quercetin. A powerful antioxidant
that has been shown to reduce heart disease. Its
anti-infl ammatory properties reduce blood pressure,
and promote an increase in HDL cholesterol (good
cholesterol) and inhibit the LDL cholesterol (bad
cholesterol) from binding to the walls of arteries and
blood vessels
2. Helps to Regulate Blood Sugar
Rooibos contains aspalathin. A rare antioxidant
that reduces stress and helps regulate blood sugar,
protecting against diabetes and slows fat production.
An excellent defense against the development of
Type II Diabetes
3. Boosts Immunity
Rooibos contains nothofagin. Another rare
antioxidant that is an anti-infl ammatory that helps
reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and boosts the
immune system.
4. Powerful anti-ageing agent
Rooibos is one of the few sources of naturally
occurring alpha-hydroxy acid which has become
very popular in skincare formulations for its ability
to reduce wrinkles and signs of premature ageing. It
also has anti-aging effects in terms of cognitive ability,
because it reduces the impact of oxidative byproducts
in neural pathways, stimulating concentration and
focus.
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5. Assists with treatment of allergies
Recent studies in Japan show that drinking Rooibos
helps reduce the symptoms of many seasonal
allergies. Its anti-infl ammatory properties are the
reason it is used as a curative treatment for hayfever,
eczema and asthma.
6. Assists in Protection against skin cancer
Skincare products containing rooibos extracts have
been shown to protect against early formation of skin
cancer and delay the onset of malignant tumours. Dr
Tandeka Magcwebeba, who conducted the study as
part of her doctorate in Biochemistry at Stellenbosch
University says, “Once the skin has been exposed to
the sun’s ultra-violet (UV) rays, rooibos extracts will
remove precancerous, damaged cells and also block
the onset of infl ammation.”
7. Reduces Hypertension
Rooibos is caffeine free and known to relieve stress,
nervous tension and hypertensive conditions. It is
a brochodilator, which not only relieves respiratory
conditions, but generally reduces blood pressure.
8. Improves Infant Health
Drinking Rooibos while you are pregnant soothes the
stomach and lowers stress which is key for proper
neurological growth for the fetus. It is also given to
infants with colic to help reduce symptoms.

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