Rooibus tea, originally hailing from South Africa, is now a very popular flavor all over the globe. The oxidation of the tea is the factor behind its brown reddish color. Another version of rooibos tea, which has a greenish hue, is the non-oxidized and more on the expensive side. The tea is prepared in the same fashion as black tea in South Africa, with milk and sugar added for taste and sweetness. Furthermore rooibos expresso is also being introduced in various coffee shops around South Africa. Rooibos iced tea is also being introduced to South Africa. United States, Germany, Australia. A variant of the drink called ‘London Fog’, known as ‘Cape Town Fog’, can also be prepared using rooibos steeped in steamed milk and vanilla syrup.
Boosting health benefits like cure for headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weaknesses, hypertension, allergies and premature aging, this tea is abundant with benefits. Enjoying this refreshing beverage, comes with no side effects.
Rooibus tea is also abundant in nutritional value. It consists oxalic acid, which is beneficial to people with kidney stones. Also rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium and alpha hydroxyl acid.
Let’s further discover its multitude of health benefits.
1.No Caffeine: Rooibus tea is completely free of caffeine, and is also low in tannins. It can be consumed before bed, as it doesn’t contain any simulants and provides a stress free good night’s sleep. As suggested by doctors, removing caffeine from your diet, you can improve your stress levels, mood and health of your heart. Rooibos tea possess health benefits and provides energy without the added simulants.
2.Healthy bones: Red Rooibus is not only rich in Calcium, but also manganese and fluoride minerals. Thus helps in maintaining good bone structure and stronger teeth. When you increase the abundance of such minerals in your system, one can reduce the chances of conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic joint pain. Manganese minerals work on a deeper level, by aiding in sustaining a healthy bone structure, bone metabolism, and helping in creating important enzymes.
3.Diabetes: One of the nutrients found in Rooibus tea, Aspalathin, is a rare anti-oxidant, which has plenty of unique qualities. It assists in regularizing blood sugar levels, improving insulin levels, improving glucose absorption by the blood stream, and boosts insulin excretion from the pancreas. All health benefits combined, further helps in proving a defense mechanism against Type-2 Diabetes.
4.Beautiful skin, is always in: Rich in anti-oxidant ‘alpha hydroxyl acid’ rooibos tea helps in improving many skin conditions by applying it tropically. Not a lot of natural sources contain alpha hydroxyl acid, rooibos tea being an exception. Applying it tropically helps maintaining good skin health, clearing up acne, relieving sunburns or other similar related conditions. It leaves your skin revitalized and invigorated after many uses.
5.Hypertension: Rooibus tea, an abundant source of nutrients is also particularly helpful in relieving stress and hypertension. It also helps in reducing blood pressure and providing a calm feeling whilst consuming it.
6.Improves Blood Circulation: Sitting in one place for hours, has become the norm in this day and age. Rooibos tea contains Chrysoeriols, a flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which helps blood circulation, and further has been linked in reducing cholesterol.
7.Allergy savior: Red Rooibus Tea in many parts of South Africa, is used in treating various allergies such as eczema, hay fever allergy related bronchitis. Because of its phenolic content, it helps in aiding asthma and other topical allergies throughout the body.
8.Premature Aging: Rooibus tea, being abundant in antioxidants, is extremely helpful in aiding premature aging. It helps in slowing down the body’s natural ageing process and boosts the strength of one’s immune system. Antioxidants help in destroying free radicals in one’s system, which damage skin, hair, nails and making one’s system vulnerable to various diseases and degeneration. This tea variety is the most potent in terms of possessing antioxidants.
Word of Caution:
Despite having aplenty health benefits, it’s always best to consult your nutritionist before adding it permanently to your diet. As rooibos tea is an extremely powerful beverage in terms of nutrients and its benefits, it can alter the effects of other benefits and chemotherapy in cancer patients. Also, it’s important to understand that it acts a preventative measure and not a cure.