Rooibos tea or most popularly known as red tea,is obtained from a plant that grows abundantly in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. It is perfect for anyone looking for a refreshing drink, without the added calories. With its naturally sweet flavor and nutritional benefits, this type of herbal tea is definitely worth trying!
So let’s get to know, its amazing health benefits:
1. Promotes Healthy Digestion
Rooibos tea supports the digestive system in various ways. This include easing nausea, relieving diarrhea and stopping vomiting. It also helps in fighting colitis and soothing an upset stomach faster.
2. Heart Health
Rooibos tea is good for heart health, and it lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, as well.
3. Relieves Hypertension
Rooibos tea helps prevent and relieve hypertension. It acts as a natural remedy by lowering the blood pressure.
Hypertension, most commonly known as high blood pressure, happens when too much blood is constraint against the artery walls within the body. This may lead to health issues, including heart disease.
4. Powerful Antioxidant
Rooibos tea is rich in powerful antioxidants. It contains high levels of organic chemicals and polyphenols known for their antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants helps slow the aging process, reverse the visible signs of aging and fight inflammation. It also helps protect us from chronic disease, like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
5. Calming Effects
Rooibos tea keeps your body’s cortisol levels or most commonly known as stress hormone low. Added to that, it is also caffeine free.
6. Bone Health
Rooibos tea is rich in fluoride, calcium and manganese that assist in maintaining stronger teeth and good bone structure.
By increasing the availability of minerals in your system, the chances of developing conditions such as osteoporosis, chronic joint pain and arthritis are reduce. Manganese on the other hand, help stimulates the enzymes required top build new bones and repair damage.
7. Prevents Diabetes Complications
Rooibos tea is proven to be effective in combating oxidative stress, that leads to eye issues and diabetic vascular complications.
How to Prepare Rooibos Tea:
15 grams rooibos tea
Honey (or brown sugar)
1. Place the Rooibos tea in a teapot. Pour boiling water over the tea, then leave to stand for at least 5 minutes.
2. Strain the tea, using a sieve into a second teapot. Then serve.
3. Add honey and lemon juice for added sweetness and flavour.