Our African Rooibos Certified Organic Loose Leaf Tea, enhanced with 10 grams of our Kanna (Sceletium) powder
Rooibos is Caffeine free – The rooibos plant grows naturally without any caffeine. This is important, as it means
it does not need to undergo a chemical process to remove the caffeine. It also means that anyone can drink it,
including those who do not want to drink caffeine such as children & pregnant women.
The other key benefit of no caffeine is that rooibos tea can be drunk in unrestricted amounts,
in fact, the average South African will consume 5-6 cups per day.
Contains powerful antioxidants – Rooibos tea contains a huge array of antioxidants,
which help to protect the body in a number of ways.
Two polyphenol antioxidants called aspalathin and nothofagin are found in high concentrations in rooibos tea.
High mineral content – One of the key health benefits of rooibos tea is that it contains several minerals that are vital to health.
These include: magnesium – essential for the nervous system, calcium & manganese – essential for strong teeth and bones,
zinc – important for metabolism and iron – critical for helping blood & muscles distribute oxygen.
Improves circulation – One of the many potent antioxidants in rooibos tea is called Chysoeriol.
It can improve circulation by preventing the activity of the enzyme that triggers cardiovascular disease.
Drinking rooibos tea also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
Relieves stomach complaints – As rooibos tea contains high levels of flavonoids, especially one called quercetin,
it has the ability to relieve numerous abdominal ailments such as cramps, diahorrea and indigestion.
This is because the flavonoids help to reduce spasm, inflammation and allergies.
It has also been widely stated that the health benefits of rooibos tea extend to alleviating colic in babies.
As it is totally caffeine free, it is perfectly safe for them to drink rooibos tea.
Aids absorption of iron – Unlike most black teas, which prevent the body from absorbing iron effectively because of the tannins they contain,
rooibos tea supports the body in absorbing iron. This is because rooibos tea contains less than half the tannins of black tea.
Encourages restful sleep – One of the many health benefits of rooibos tea is that it can be drunk as often as you wish and at any time of day.
Many people choose to drink it before bedtime as it can help with insomnia.
Due to its high mineral content and lack of caffeine, it helps people to feel calm and relaxed.