Umm, excuse me, you said roo-what? It's Rooibos, and it's pronounced (roy-boss). Rooibos is a bush that is native to the grasslands of South Africa and is also known as red tea. The red leaves of the rooibos can be used to make caffeine free herbal tea with a deep reddish-brown color, with a rather nutty taste.
While South Africans have been drinking this tea for centuries, it is now becoming quite popular around the world due to its many health benefits. Monarch Tea House has more than 30 blends to choose from that all contain rooibos. Our team has put together six amazing health benefits for one of our tastiest South African herbal teas, Rooibos!
Benefits Of Rooibos Tea
1. Caffeine Free For A Good Night's Sleep
We highly recommend rooibos tea, it's naturally caffeine-free, it's herbal, and it can be appreciated at any time of the day. You can also transform your tea to serve as an English Breakfast replacement by simply adding a little milk, or have a cup of Sweet Dreams tea before bed for a great night's sleep.
2. Offers Three Potent Antioxidants
Rooibos is abundant in polyphenols, which are anti-inflammatory, and antiviral antioxidants that help to combat infections and colds, as well as boosting your immune system.
In addition, rooibos further consists of aspalathin. Aspalathin is seen as an incredible flavonoid that may work to improve insulin resistance, enhance insulin secretions, and balance your glucose levels. This can greatly minimize the chance of you getting type II diabetes, while helping those currently suffering with it.
Lastly, rooibos also includes quercetin, which is thought to be a secret weapon for your heart's health. Studies show that quercetin is an anti-inflammatory that can also help in reducing high blood pressure, as well as being able to prevent a plethora of heart ailments.
3. Nutritional Benefits
Rooibos is by far a healthy choice, containing lofty levels of an assortment of minerals, including:
4. Hang On to Youthful Skin, Strong Teeth and Bones, and Beautiful Hair
Whether you're working from home or in the office, your days are busy, and you're not always able to get your well-deserved beauty sleep., especially if you're a business owner. Consider a cup of rooibos tea as an evening wind-down for those late nights and early mornings.
Rooibos naturally has high levels of:
These minerals work to ameliorate the strength and health of your teeth and bones.
To fight off or prolong the presence of wrinkles and signs of aging, rooibos also possesses peak levels of:
- Alpha Hydroxyl
And a powerful blend of:
These minerals are able to strengthen your hair fibers, resulting in healthy hair growth. Don't forget to brush it 100 times!
5. Gratify Your Gut
Rooibos is abundant in antispasmodic agents, which triggers potassium to activate ions in your body. Just know that potassium is your friend - because it can help relieve stomach pain, help digestion, and lessen stomach cramps. Woo-hoo! Try our Movin' & Groovin': Herbal Blend Wellness tea to help ease your tummy issues.
Rooibos naturally cause your bronchi and bronchiole tubes to dilate, increasing airflow to your lungs, thus making it easier to breathe. If you happen to suffer from allergies, having a cup of Orange Zest tea may be a great option to tame your allergies.
Effects On Hormones
Rooibos tea has shown estrogenic activity, meaning it may cause a spike in the production of female estrogen. Normally, this spike wouldn't be too worrisome. However, if you suffer with breast cancer or any hormone-sensitive disorder, you should speak with your doctor prior to drinking rooibos tea.
Interactions With Medications
The chemical compounds and antioxidants of rooibos tea may disrupt the effectiveness of certain medications. Speak with your healthcare professional prior to adding rooibos tea to your diet.
The main takeaway is that rooibos tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants that can assist with your immune health, your blood sugar levels, and your overall cardiac health. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get started on your zen-ful, healing, and feel-good tea journey with Monarch Tea House, you'll be happy you did.
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