Rooibos (or red bush) is an African plant that grows exclusively in South Africa. It is sometimes called “red” tea because the leaves oxidize until they get reddish-brown color.
This wonder of Africa has many health benefits including:
- Helps improve digestion
- Strengthens immunity
- Excellent for the skin and its texture
- Ease allergies and irritations
- Helps with stomach cramps
- Improves overall physical well-being
- Naturally contains caffeine
- Helps fight colds
- Excellent for children, pregnant women and adults
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Rooibos is rich 9 vitamins and minerals (copper, sodium, zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium). Contains antioxidants which slow down the aging process and strengthens the immune system, blood vessels and heart. This extraordinary plant is also great for headaches, insomnia, relieves anxiety and tension, and helps in the treatment of irritated skin allergies (eczema and asthma). For generations South Africans boiled rooibos and enjoyed the taste and benefits that this tea offers. Locals make soaps and lotions from the tea and when it comes to serious skin conditions, hospitals are offering spas rooibos.
Unlike black tea, rooibos does not contain caffeine. This fact makes rooibos suitable for consumption throughout the day, especially for those who suffer from stress, tension and insomnia. Given that a natural remedy is not required additional sugar. Try to replace one cup of black coffee with this tea. But remember the consumption of this tea should not be more than 3.41 kg per year. Some use even for cocktails.
Sources: Natural Health Care For You