Latin Name : Asplathus Linearis
Both green and red rooibos come from the same plant from South Africa. Even though red and green rooibos share similar health benefits, their chemical composition is slightly different. This is because the oxidation process. Green rooibos is dried right after harvesting to preserve the color, flavor and antioxidants.
Its flavour is light, fresh, and mildly sweet, with a grassy aroma similar to sencha and other steamed green teas.This natural sweetness and low tannin content ensures a smooth, never bitter brew that requires little, if any, sweetener.
Antioxidant, anti-steatotic and anti-inflammatory activity are some of the benefits you may get from this tea.
– Rooibos may have the ability to fight free radicals and protect cells from DNA damage. Results say it might play an important role in fighting skin, liver, colon and oesophagus cancers, diabetes and obesity.
– Antioxidants are important for a healthy heart, which is why rooibos tea may provide cardiovascular benefits. It may also keep cholesterpl levels in check.
– Eases irritability, headaches, nervous tension and insomnia.
– Acts as an anti-spasmodic agent, to relieve stomach cramps and colic in infants.
– Can be used to treat hay fever, asthma and eczema.
– Placed directly on the skin, it can slow the aging process.
– Boosts the immune system.
– Rooibos tea contains no oxalic acid, so it can safely be consumed by people who are prone to kidney stones.
– There are so many minerals in rooibos such as copper, iron and potassium that it can almost be considered a nutritional supplement.