Rooibos Tea

By: Elna Botes van Schalkwyk

Made from the red bush trees that grow in the Cedarbergin South Africa, the medicinal value of Rooibos is seemingly endless.

Researchers know of no side effects associated with the use of rooibos tea, so it can be drunk freely. It is also safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and young children. Rooibos packs antioxidant punch. Scientists have found the first clinical evidence that drinking rooibos tea significantly increases the antioxidant capacity in blood, boosting the body’s natural defences.

Key health benefits:
Rooibos tea is an excellent source of antioxidants. Research shows that the tea could possibly slow the ageing process, prevent cancer and lower the risk of heart disease.

Interesting facts:
Made from the Aspalathus linearis bush, which grows on the slopes of the Cedarberg mountains and found nowhere else in the world, rooibos is one of SA's best export products.