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Rooibos Tea & Honeybush

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Rooibos Tea Infusion - Caffeine Fee
Rooibos ( pronounced ROY-boss )
(also known as Red Tea or Red Bush Tea)

Rooibos is an herb that is rich in Vitamins and minerals including Antioxidants, Flavanoids,
NO Caffeine! Very Low Tannins! No oxalic acid!
100% Natural - no colorants or preservatives.

Rooibos provides even more great health promoting properties than green tea!

The story of Rooibos starts around the turn of the century in South Africa’s beautiful Cedarberg region.  It was the locals of the area who first discovered that the fine needle like leaves of the wild “Aspalathus Linearis” plant made a tasty aromatic tea.  It was they who first harvested the plants, chopped them with axes and bruised them with hammers leaving them to ferment before drying in the sun.    Rooibos seeds are planted during February and March. They are tended for 18 months after which they are harvested. Cut Rooibos is bound and milled to a uniform length then bruised between rollers to trigger the fermentation process, which results in the characteristic flavor and sweet aroma.

It has a very soothing effect on the central nervous system and can be strongly recommended for people suffering from irritability, stress, headaches, nervous tension and mild depression or hypertension.

Helps with insomnia, disturbed sleep patterns and headaches. Have a cup of Rooibos before you get ready for bed to ensure a good night's sleep.

Studies have shown Rooibos is beneficial in the management of allergies like hay fever and asthma.

Relieves stomach and digestive problems like nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach ulcers and constipation.

Helps to control your appetite thus can be beneficial in weight loss. Also helps in controlling your blood sugar level.

Since Rooibos contains no oxalic acid it can be safely used by people suffering from kidney stones.

Scientists have found that Rooibos tea contains a mimic of the enzyme Super Oxide Dimutase(S.O.D.), an anti-oxidant which attacks free radicals and limits their damaging effects. (Free radicals, is the toxic by-product of natural biological processes that can damage healthy cells, weaken our immune system, lead to cancer. The harmful oxygen also contributes to aging, making us look older than we really are!and it contributes to aging.)

The alpha hydroxy acid and zinc contained in Rooibos promotes healthy, smooth skin. This wonder tea is especially useful when applied to skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash, acne and rosacea.

It's anti-spasmodic properties help pacify infants with colic, stomach cramps and sleeping problems. Simply mix with expressed milk or formula.

Rooibos is rich in Quercetin, the bioflavanoid that has been shown to improve capillary strength, aiding in circulation and protects against infections.

Rooibos is an all day healthy drink. Makes a great thirst-quencher and sport drink.
Its mineral content helps restore the body's equilibrium after exercise.

Green Rooibos is of similar properties as the fermented Rooibos tea, but much richer in flavanoids and anti-oxidants, with levels of two to forty times higher. Green Rooibos has a smooth and aromatic taste, tea of the connoisseur.

Mothers find Rooibos tea to be of benefit in common infant ailments like colic, stomach cramps, fussy babies. When given in addition to babies normal feeding , Rooibos supplements the daily intake of calcium , manganese and fluoride needed by growing children for strong teeth and bones. Rooibos is effective for relieving skin irritations such as diaper rash and eczema. brew a cup then let cool down and apply to irritated area. Mothers can also benefit from drinking Rooibos tea. During pregnancy and breast feeding, the body’s iron levels become depleted.

Terrific served hot and sensational served iced.

Hot tea brewing method:  bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of Rooibos for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 4 minutes( Rooibos can steep even longer without getting bitter). Drink it with or without milk, honey or sugar. Add lemon or mix it with fruit juices for a lovely blend.

Iced tea brewing method:  (to make 1 gallon):  brew 1/2oz of loose tea or 6-8 tea bags in 1/2 gallon of water in container for about 6 to 12 minutes. Leave the Rooibos tea inside the container while the tea cools down. Dispose of the tea bags or strain if using the loose tea and refrigerate. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. try adding lemon, honey or other natural juices.

200 ml (about 7 ounces) of brewed Rooibos contains the following nutrients:   
Nutrient Function in the body per 200 ml
Iron (Fe)    Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood      0.07 mg
Potassium (K)  Assists certain  metabolic functions  7.12 mg
Calcium (Ca)    Necessary for strong teeth and bones   1.09 mg
Copper (Cu) Assists certain  metabolic processes     0.07 mg
Zinc (Zn)  Necessary for normal growth and development of healthy skin   0.04 mg
Magnesium (Mg) Assists a healthy nervous system and other metabolic processes  1.57 mg
Fluoride (F)    Necessary for strong teeth and bones   0.22 mg
Manganese (Mn) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth and development 0.04 mg
Sodium  (Na)  Necessary for fluid and acid-base balance 6.16 mg
Information herein is not to be used towards the treatment of any medical condition.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. All herbs should be used with care.
Please consult your health care practitioner before using.
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Rooibos Teas

Organic Rooibos Tea
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Orange Rooibos
Caramel Rooibos
Cinnamon Almond Rooibos
Earl Grey Rooibos Tea
Ginger Peach Rooibos
Herbal Masala Chai Rooibos

Organic Green Rooibos
Rising Sun Green Rooibos
Perfect Peach Rooibos

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