Rooibos Benefits

By | August 18, 2014

One of the most well known herbs in South Africa, Rooibos benefits are bountiful. Rooibos Aspalanthus linearis (Legume Family and pronounced roy-boss), is the source of a popular South African breakfast tea, and is used in jams, lotions, bath oils, shower gels and soups. The bush is abundant; it’s strong antioxidant properties have made it a popular natural remedy for centuries.

Antioxidants

Rooibos

Used to support the immune system, specifically to prevent and treat colds and flus, the Rooibos plant is loaded with 37 antioxidants, in addition to vitamin C, minerals and alpha-hydroxy acids.

Antioxidants are helpful in protecting the human body against:

  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Infant Colic
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • An agent to slow the process of aging when placed on the skin.
  • Boosting of the immune system.
  • Easing headaches and tension in the body.
  • Digestive Upsets
  • A calming agent to induce sleep.
  • Diaper Rash

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos makes a very popular tea for a number health of reasons:

  • Strong Antioxidant Properties
  • Less tannins compared to conventional teas.
  • No caffeine.

Brewed from Rooibos leaves, the tea has a beautiful aroma and a nutty, sweet flavor. Some people drink Rooibos tea every day, as a nutritional supplement, automatically taking advantage of its antispasmodic and calming benefits for insomnia and stress relief.

One cup of tea is equivalent to a multivitamin each day; minerals include:

  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Fluoride
  • Calcium

The health benefits of Rooibos tea are comparable, if not better, than green tea in its ability to reverse and avert the damaging effects free radicals cause to the human body.

Free radicals are unsound molecules that have lost an electron and when released into your system can do enormous damage. They are responsible for:

  • Damaging DNA, which can cause cancer.
  • Increasing cholesterol and clogging arteries, which can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Topical Applications

Rooibos benefits can be derived from other methods than and forms than tea. It can be applied to the topically for a variety of skin ailments such as:

  • Eczema
  • Diaper Rash
  • Acne

Summary

An enjoyable relaxing cup of tea, Rooibos benefits extend to providing the body essential vitamins and nutrients and antioxidants that prevent and fight infection. Rooibos is safe, effective and works to create a general state of wellness.