It is one of most precious gift given by nature, an attractive aroma and its distinctive amber colour is filled with numeral minerals and antioxidants.
How to take advantage of Rooibos into your life:
- You can enjoy it hot or cold, either way has different taste.
- You can add some honey, lemon, sugar or milk if you like.
- You can also try to make soup with it, i.e. make it with tomato veg soup.
- Bath with it. Put 3~4 bags of rooibos into the bath, it has healing effect on skin problems.
- Since it has no caffeine like other tea, you can drink anytime you prefer.
- Boil it over 10mins before use it can release more of its antioxidant property.
- Drink 2~4 bags per day will aid on your overall health.
Rooibos tea is made from the leaves of the Aspalathus Linearis (or “red bush”) plant, which grows only in the small Cederberg region of South Africa. Because it does not derive from the Camellia sinensis plant (like black, white, green or oolong teas), rooibos tea is considered more of an herbal drink or tisane than a “true” tea.
Rooibos tea is often called “red tea” or “red bush” tea because of the bright red coloring the leaves take on during the oxidation and fermentation processes. A properly brewed cup of rooibos tea will be a rich red color and have a sweet, nutty flavor. While the tea is traditionally served with milk and sugar in its native South Africa, most drinkers outside of the region prefer the tea on its own or with a bit of honey.
Rooibos tea contains extremely high levels of antioxidants, powerful substances that fight free radicals in the bloodstream and keep bodies healthy and strong.
Protection against cancer
The antioxidants in rooibos tea have been shown to increase the productivity of carcinogen-detoxifying enzymes, as well as protecting cell proteins, cell fats, and DNA.
Improvement of immune system
Rooibos tea’s effective combination of antioxidants and important minerals gives your immune system a boost, which means that you’ll be able to fight off any illnesses in an efficient manner.
Reduction of insomnia, tension, headaches and irritability
As a tea with no caffeine, rooibos drinkers have found that enjoying a cup before bed has helped to relax them and relieve any tension to allow for a great night of sleep. By helping to normalize tea drinkers’ sleep habits, rooibos often reduces headaches and irritability.
Stronger bones and teeth
With high levels of antioxidants and minerals like manganese, fluoride and calcium, rooibos tea promotes good bone growth, and helps to keep teeth nice and strong.
Relief from colic and stomach cramps
Rooibos tea is sometimes called “the mother’s miracle” because its antioxidants makes the tea an anti-spasmodic agent, which relieves stomach cramps and lessens colic in infants. Just mix this natural, decaffeinated beverage with milk and your baby will soon stop suffering from stomach pain and sleep easily.
- Iron – the basic element in helping blood cells to transport oxygen and for the regulation of cell growth and differentiation.
- Potassium – plays a role in many body functions including transmission of nerve signals, muscle contractions, fluid balance, and various chemical reactions
- Copper – the essential element in energy transformation.
- Calcium – strengthen teeth and bones.
- Manganese – important roles in the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, and cholesterol. It is also necessary for healthy bone.
- Zinc – prevents from prostate related diseases and serve as antioxidant to slow down aging process.
- Sodium – Work with potassium in transmission of nerve signals, muscle contractions, fluid balance.
- Magnesium – work with calcium to keep bone strong. Maintain the proper function of nerves and muscle.
- Fluoride – makes the bones stronger and gives the teeth better resistance to decay.
It has natural flavonoids of quercetin, luteolin and aspalathin to act as strong antioxidants.