Rooibos

Rooibos tea contains absolutely no artificial elements and the processing is done without the employment of any synthetic treatments. The plant from which the tea leaves are collected is grown in a natural way, without the use of any chemical fertilizers.

 

Health benefits of Rooibos tea:

  • High In Antioxidants – Rooibos contains great levels of flavonoids, a class of antioxidants touted for their wide range of benefits including reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular support. Though the overall antioxidant support is considered better in green and white tea, rooibos remains a powerful antioxidant.
  • Cancer Prevention – One flavonoid tested in rooibos seemed to be even more effective in preventing free radical damage than the flavonoids tested in green and white teas. Animal studies suggest that it may be an effective treatment for tumors, prevent cancer cell formation, and may help to protect the body against damage caused by radiation.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – Rooibos contains polyphenol, a highly touted anti-inflammatory agent.
  • Heart Health – A study published in 2011 suggested that daily consumption of rooibos tea can contribute to lower risk of heart attack and help prevent cardiovascular disease. Rooibos is thought to lower bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol and keep blood pressure low. The antioxidant and anti-inflammation support obtained from rooibos is also considered essential for good cardiovascular health.
  • Diabetes – Preliminary studies show that drinking rooibos tea may improve glucose tolerance and increase insulin production in the pancreas.
  • Liver Support – Rooibos aids tissue regeneration in the liver in rats exposed to prolonged intoxication. It is believed that drinking rooibos tea may offer similar support to the human liver.
  • Respiratory Support – Rooibos tea is often used to treat respiratory illness. The flavonoid content of the tea seems to act as both a bronchodilator and an antispasmodic.
  • Helps Fight HIV – The alkaline extract of rooibos tea appears to help suppress the HIV virus. Drinking rooibos tea alone, however, has not shown to have the same effect.
  • Brain Health – A study in rats found that rooibos tea may have a significant effect on age-related brain deterioration.
  • Bone & Teeth Health – Rooibos contains calcium, fluoride and manganese, all of which help maintain healthy bones and teeth.

 

Rooibos tea is prepared and consumed in the same way as ordinary tea.

 

Nutrients you can get in Rooibos tea:

Rooibos is rich in vitamins and minerals includes vitamins A, vitamins C, and vitamins E, iron, calcium, manganese, fluoride, zinc, copper, magnesium and potassium.

 

Precautions:

Rooibos tea side effects also include breathing problems. Its consumption can lead to shortness of breath and tightness in the chest as well as pain in the chest.

 

 

For more information about Rooibos tea, check link below:

Rooibos at Wiki
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Rooibos at Teblanco
Rooibos at Tea Tisane
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