6 amazing health benefits of rooibos tea


Rooibos tea has a delicious and distinct flavor, making it a popular choice among tea lovers. But, aside from that it comes with some unique benefits that may surprise you....

Rooibos tea is a herbal tea and is naturally caffeine-free. Indulge as you wish as you would not have those  pesky symptoms of excessive caffeine like anxiety, headaches, heart palpitations, and insomnia.

It is naturally caffeine-free

Rooibos tea has a high flavanol profile, protecting your heart from damage and lowering cholesterol.  A scientific study explains this effect by linking rooibos tea to a lowering of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) 

It is beneficial to blood pressure and heart health

This tea also contains quercetin and luteolin which have been shown in test tube studies to kill cancer cells and halt tumor growth. Test tubes are not people so more I human studies are needed to conclusively stake this claim.

Protective against certain cancer risk


Rooibos has aspalathin, a flavonoid that eases vascular inflammation that occurs from having too much blood sugar.  Also, due to its high level of polyphenols rooibos may further prevent against oxidative damage that can come with diabetes.

It may be great for diabetes management

Tannins are natural biomolecular compounds that can affect your body’s ability to absorb iron. Rooibos tea is very low in tannins, unlike black and green teas.

It is low in tannins



Rooibos tea has luteolin and orientin, compounds that increase mineral levels in bone-related cells. This makes bones healthier, more robust, and less likely to fracture. 

Rooibos tea – or red bush tea – is a delicious and highly nutritious drink. Zero calories, caffeine free and high in unique antioxidants. What's there not to love?

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