herbal teas, Rooibos information

Rooibos health benefits

The herbal tea made from rooibos has been a popular drink in Southern Africa for generations. The plant, Aspalathus linearis, is grown only in a small area in the Western Cape province of South Africa, but during recent years rooibos has become popular in other parts of the world as well.

Even though not officially a tea, the infusion made from oxidised rooibos leaves are usually often known to as rooibos tea. Ordinarily, it is appreciated hot with a slice of citrus and sugar or honey, but iced tea versions and even a rooibos espresso made from concentrated rooibos are evidently gaining popularity.

While a lot of people have obtained a preference for rooibos and know that it is regarded as a health drink, most of us are unaware as to what precisely the health gains of rooibos are. In this post, we’ll review what the studies say on rooibos health benefits

Like typical tea, rooibos tea consists of flavonoids which act as anti-oxidants. While the most helpful flavonoids of green tea are catechins such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the main flavonoids in rooibos tea are aspalathin and nothofagin.

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