Red Rooibos tea grows naturally in South Africa. It is well known locally and used traditionally for its varied healing properties. Also known as red bush or mountain tea, Rooibos has no caffeine and creates a calming effect on the nervous system when consumed. Rooibos is high in nutrients and antioxidants and provides numerous medicinal benefits as well as tasting delicious, making it a wonderful addition to your diet.
Red Rooibos tea is naturally free of all caffeine making it an excellent drink for those looking to relax, and for people who prefer decaffeinated teas. The tea has been used traditionally to help relieve insomnia and restore natural sleep patterns.
High in Minerals
Rooibos is high in calcium, manganese and fluoride, helping to build bones and strengthen teeth. It makes an excellent endurance drink boosting energy due to its high levels of minerals such as zinc, copper, magnesium and potassium. In addition, drinking the tea enhances proper kidney function due to its high concentration of minerals, says Purdue University. Because it is low in tannins and oxalic acid, it protects against the formation of oxalate kidney stones.
Red Rooibos has a calming effect on the nervous system. Along with helping to relieve sleeplessness, it also provides antispasmodic properties. It is useful in relieving colic in infants, as well as other types of muscle spasms and cramping , including leg cramps.
Because red rooibos is high in antioxidants, it slows aging and promotes healing by enhancing the immune system. In addition, it contains certain nutrients such as Quercetin and other Bioflavonoids that increase blood circulation and reduces hypertension.
Immune System Enhancer
Red rooibos tea is high in polyphenols, a group of antioxidant phytochemicals that are considered important in providing health benefits. Although there is no scientific research available, drinking red rooibus tea may provide anti-carginogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects on the body. More studies are necessary to back up these claims.
Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition; Audrey H. Ensminger; 1995
Purdue University: Medicinal Crops of Africa
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