Known to help alleviate bronchitis, allergies, and asthma – Rooibos is best known as a ‘respiratory herb’, containing polyphenols which have been proven to be anti-inflammatory (good for acne), anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-mutagenic.
So pretty much ‘anti-everything bad’!
A classic and simple caffeine free tea that provides a distinct satisfaction and taste that other teas do not.
Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea
There are significant health benefits with Rooibos tea. The tea is calorie-free and increases fat metabolism, blocks the formation of fat cells, and could be a weight management advantage because it increases leptin levels.
Rooibos is also recognised as a “respiratory herb” which may relieve asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. It has low tannin and oxalic acid levels and contains no caffeine.
- Rooibos contains polyphenols, which are anti-viral, anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory. This herb has been used for thousands of years and presents with mild honey and vanilla flavours, making it a sweet-tasting, pleasant curative.
- Consider using rooibos tea to alleviate acne, eczema, skin allergies, an upset stomach, colic, high blood pressure, anxiety, certain heart conditions, and type 2 diabetes.
- It boosts your immune system as it is high in antioxidants, which fight the free radicals that weaken your body’s natural resistance. South Africans often drink a comforting cup of Rooibos before bedtime and give it to their infants as an alternative to fruit juice.
Although it has been in medicinal use since early human history, rooibos tea only recently became as popular as your usual favourites, chamomile, English breakfast, and green tea.
History & origin of Rooibos Tea
The earliest records of the herb being used as a tea by Khoi-descended and European people indicate that the practise started in the Western Cape’s Cederberg region in the late 19th Century..
In addition to this, prepare herbal Rooibos tea as you would black tea. Drink it with a slice of lemon or a smidgeon of milk and sweeten it with honey or sugar. Serve it as iced tea, cappuccino, espresso, or latte, and explore its rich, dark flavour and reduced “dusty” aftertaste.
Origin: South Africa.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Rooibos Tea Leaves.
Serving suggestion: Steep 1-2 teaspoons per cup of freshly boiled water (100ºc) for 3-5 minutes to release optimal flavours, aromas, and antioxidizing action.