Nicknamed red tea for the color it releases during its infusion, Rooibos grows exclusively in South Africa in the Cederberg Mountains, north of Cape Town. It is known for the herbal tea obtained by infusing thin pieces of its leaves, slightly fermented. In South Africa, this drink is usually consumed with milk but can also be drunk hot or cold, with or without milk.
Here are four reasons why you should start drinking rooibos without further delay :
The rooibos possesses in great quantity flavonoids and antispasmodic agents, which have soothing properties on the intestinal and digestive system (Relief of stomach cramps and abdominal pain). It can also reduce hyperactivity in the gastrointestinal tract to pprevent diarrhea and other digestive problems.
The infusion is rich in antioxidants that provide many benefits. They are considered to have an important role in the prevention of diseases such as cancer, degenerative diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer …), cardiovascular diseases, etc. They are excellent for general health!
Rooibos is an effective curative used to treat allergies, eczema, hay fever and allergy-related bronchitis. It possesses anti-inflammatory qualities, due to its content of phenolic compounds, and that is why it is also prescribed for asthma and some allergic reactions.
It also contains acids capable of reducing acne and eczema which make it a very good element for the skin. Allergies, dermatitis or diaper rash can all be appeased by this drink. All you have to do is apply a bag of rooibos freshly infused and cooled on the areas to be treated and this one will quickly begin to calm the inflammations.
The fourth and last reason concerns overweight and obese people or anyone wanting to stop snacking between meals but who has trouble drinking coffee or tea without sugar. You can try the rooibos infusion which is more robust than green tea and naturally sweeter, so you will not need to add sugar.
Try to replace your coffee or any other sweetened drink you consume with a sugar-free rooibos infusion and save thousands of calories per month.
There are many types of teas, each offering a variety of virtues and benefits, such as rooibos, green tea, black tea, white tea, matcha, etc. It is therefore beneficial for health to include them in our diet, however as with anything else they should be consumed in moderation and avoided overeating.