Health Benefits of Rooibos
Rooibos has anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagen, anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, and contains similar amounts of antioxidants as tea Naturally caffeine-free Helps build strong teeth and bones Contains alpha hydroxide acid, good for the skin Helps relieve stomach ulcers, nausea, constipation and heartburn Prescribed for nervous tension and mild depression – it makes a relaxing sedative Mix with breast milk or formula to pacify infants with colic, stomach cramps & sleeping problems Restores the body’s equilibrium after strenuous exercise because of its mineral content Apply directly to the skin to help with acne, eczema and sunburn Increases the absorption of iron in the body Helps recovery from a hangover Aids with insomnia
Rooibos contains a mimic enzyme “Super Oxide Dismantle” S.O.D.- an antioxidant that attacks free radicals to limit their damaging effects; thus delaying the aging process.
Rooibos is less bitter than most teas – drink it hot or cold, with or without milk, sugar, honey or lemon or mix it with fruit juices. For added flavour and nutrition, use for the liquid portion in recipes for soups, marinades, sauces, stews, cakes etc.
200 ml (7 oz/1 cup) of brewed Rooibos contains the following nutrients:
(South African Medical Research Council)
Nutrient Function in the body per 200 ml
Potassium (K) Assists certain metabolic functions 7.12 mg Sodium (na) Necessary for fluid & acid-base balance 6.16mg Magnesium (Mg) Assists several essential metabolic processes 1.57 mg Calcium (Ca) Necessary for strong bones and teeth 1.09 mg Flouride (F) Necessary for strong teeth and 0.22 mg Copper Cu) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth 0.07 mg Iron (Fe) Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood 0.07 mg Zinc (Zn) Necessary for healthy skin 0.04 mg Manganese (mn) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth 0.04mg