A close-up on Rooibos tea

A close-up on Rooibos tea

Oct 06, 2020Mireille Rizk Corbani

Ever heard that a tea could be an all day drink tea? Sounds too good to be true! A pick-me-up in the morning, a splendid thirst-quencher during the day and a way to help you sleep and relax during night: it’s Rooibos Tea.

Rooibos Tea is a popular drink in Southern Africa for generations. The plant is grown only in a small area in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, but during recent years, Rooibos Tea has become popular in other parts of the world and is invading the Lebanese population nowadays. Technically Rooibos is not a tea. In fact it’s an infusion made from oxidized Rooibos leaves.

Why Rooibos Tea?

As simple as it is, Rooibos Tea has a healing outcome on every organ in the body.

The healing effects of Rooibos Tea, particularly for babies, have become legendary in South Africa. Medical science is only beginning to discover the many health advantages of Rooibos Tea. It was proven to be anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral.

Rooibos Tea showed a greater suppression of cancerous cells than did green tea. Brewing your Rooibos Tea for at least ten minutes will increase the anti-oxidant content of each cup.

What’s more?

  • Rooibos Tea contains no caffeine, it helps soothe nerves and ease stress. It is also low in tannin and consequently does not have a negative effect on the absorption of iron and proteins into the body.
  • Rooibos Tea helps controlling your appetite thus can be beneficial in weight loss.
  • It’s good for the heart by minimizing the cholesterol build up and lowering blood pressure.
  • It promotes healthy skin and has an anti-aging effect.
  • Rooibos Tea helps relieve digestive stress, stomach ulcers, nausea, constipation and heartburn.
  • Rooibos Tea is your best choice if you’re diabetic, it inhibits an enzyme that can initiate diabetes-associated complication, improves glucose uptake and insulin secretion after a meal.

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