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Rooibos: So much more than a tea substitute

8/7/2015 - While caffeine has become more acceptable in the healthcare community as further evidence is uncovered about the antioxidant properties of caffeine-rich beverages like tea or coffee, it can still be a problem for many patients. Certain heart conditions or anxiety problems can be exacerbated by too much...

Roobios tea - A history lesson

9/27/2013 - A member of the legume family, rooibos "red bush" is a shrub with needle-shaped leaves that grows in South Africa's fynbos, one of the richest botanical areas in the world. It is used to make a flavorful caffeine-free herbal tea with many healthy nutrients, and has been very popular in South Africa...

The amazing health benefits of rooibos tea

9/10/2013 - Rooibos tea, also called red bush tea, is a herbal tea derived from the leaves of the rooibos plant. Though consumption of the tea was once confined to the South African regions in which the plant grew, rooibos tea is becoming more popular in Western countries due to its robust taste and numerous health...

Rooibos: African red bush tea is even better than green tea

7/26/2013 - Green tea has competition, and not just of the light kind. The word "rooibos" (roo-ee-bosh) means red bush and is a native South African herb, so rich in antioxidants, it supposedly puts green tea on the run. There is enough research and evidence to show the range of health benefits attributable to...

Food as medicine: Rooibos shines as a potent defense against Alzheimer's, cancer, hypertension and more

7/9/2013 - If you are a fan of green, black or white tea you may want to rethink your beverage of choice. Rooibos (Aspalathus linear) trumps all three with its substantial health enhancing features. Even if you are not an ardent tea drinker, a second look at this red hued nectar is worth your while for the sake...

Rooibos - Nutritional and phytochemical components

9/6/2012 9:26:15 PM - Rooibos tea has been enjoyed for its taste and health benefits by generations of South Africans. A broom-like herb from the diverse mountain area near Cape Town; it is actually a legume rich in antioxidants and minerals. The international popularity of rooibos tea has been growing steadily since it...

The unique superfood power of rooibos: Latest research

9/6/2012 9:25:21 PM - Grown only in the small Cederberg region of South Africa, near Cape Town, rooibos tea is made from the leaves of the "red bush" plant, aspalathus linearis. Enjoyed for centuries by the indigenous people for its taste and medicinal properties, international awareness of this superfood only began a century...

Replace coffee with rooibos tea to naturally boost energy and health

5/3/2012 12:31:50 PM - Benjamin Franklin famously said, "In all things, moderation." When it comes to coffee, there are worse things you could be putting in your body, (assuming you are using organic, fair trade coffee). Still, it's a good practice to take a break from anything you consume a lot of, a couple of times a year...

Mother Nature's thirst-quenching sports drink comes from twigs and leaves: Rooibos

9/9/2011 - Do you know anyone still drinking Gatorade or other popular sports drinks? If so, you may want to turn them on to Rooibos, an amazing thirst quencher (and a potent source of health protective flavonoids) made by Mother Nature. Gatorade, Powerade and other sports drinks are made with liquid sugars...

Enjoy the benefits of rooibos tea

3/1/2011 - Rooibos (ROY-boss) tea which means Red Bush is a South African plant that's actually part of the legume family. Commonly called red tea it's actually a green color until it's been fermented. This tea has been used for hundreds of years by African Bushmen but more recently has been making a name for...

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