rooibos

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Benefits
  • Antiviral, antianxiety, antiallergy
  • Beneficial in treating age-related mental decline, heart disease and other age-related diseases
  • Treats allergies by interfering with histamine
  • Treats insomnia by affecting metabolism of acetylcholine in the brain and preventing excessive firing of neurons that lead to wakefulness
  • Anti-cancer (anti-mutagenic) and anti-oxidant protection
  • Liver Protection
Dangers Tannin content is low but tannins inhibits absorption of iron: not suitable for people with anemia

Adapted from:

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

This tasty red tea from South Africa is rich in health benefits” by Cornelia Carison

BOŠEK, P., & Nakano, M. (2003). Hepatoprotective effect of rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) on CCl4-induced liver damage in rats. Physiol. Res, 52, 461-466

McKay, D. L., & Blumberg, J. B. (2007). A review of the bioactivity of South African herbal teas: rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia). Phytotherapy Research, 21(1), 1-16

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