A walk through Africa, Rooibos tea


Referred to as African Red tea and is the tea of fashion for many reasons, mostly for its great benefits for our health and not containing theine. Is the Rooibos and proceeds of the Bush that carries his name, originating from Africa and that means «Bush red». The rooibos plant is grown in the Western Cape, in South Africa and is usually mixed with milk and sugar. In this region with high temperatures is necessary much hydration and contribution of vitamins in order to survive, so the rooibos is the ideal to recover before this climatology beverage.

What are uses of rooibos are its leaves. The leaves of the tree is leave rust to the Sun and this process oxidative is which you provides to the plant the flavor and the color ‘ red ‘ characteristic of this drink. Very pleasant and slightly sweet flavor, reminiscent of the taste of the walnuts.

Outside Africa, this drink has been been released by the medical and botanical Nortier, the first person that he devoted himself to the study of this drink with depth and, currently, there are many articles published in the scientific literature on the properties and benefits that possesses the rooibos health.

Properties of the rooibos

Between the same, is worth mentioning the following:

  • Digestive: improve most gastrointestinal problems. Has effects very beneficial for the diarrhea, the constipation, the gastritis, them pains of stomach, them vomiting or the nausea.
  • Slimming: is ideal for diets to lose weight. It helps balance the levels of potassium and sodium, preventing fluid retention.
  • Healthy teeth: its content in calcium and fluoride makes rooibos an ideal plant for oral health. It is also antiseptic and anti-microbial, ideal to the mouth, in general, and to treat mouth ulcers or sore throats.
  • Antioxidant effect: its supply of nutrients such as vitamin C, help fight free radicals that are responsible for the process of aging, stress and many illnesses. In fact, many cosmetics it integrated already in their treatments anti-wrinkle to rejuvenate the skin.
  • Provides minerals to our body: ideal in cases of nutritional deficiencies or as a complement for child diet. Also is perfect as drink after make sport to replace the salts minerals eliminated during the exercise.
  • Without caffeine: its concentration of alkaloids is much lower than that of other teas, both in caffeine as caffeine. In this sense, it is very healthy, as does not intervene in increases in blood pressure or nervousness. In addition, the concentration of tannins is really low. These molecules are those that produce interactions with iron and hinder its further absorption during digestion.
  • Colic children: for its antispasmodic properties, has proven useful for relieving infantile colic usual.

This tea is can combine with multitude of fruits and plants to prepare delicious infusions and benefit you of all its properties. Then, you write down a selection of rooibos made with different ingredients, giving place to combinations really suggestive. Choose your favorite combination and start enjoying all the benefits of rooibos tea!

  • Rooibos Sahel: made based on orange peel, grapefruit, pomegranate, carrot and safflower, is par excellence of Aromas of tea citrus rooibos. A very digestive drink and which are associated with many healthy properties, such as the strengthen the respiratory system or protect against colds and flu.
  • Rooibos enchanted forest: pleasant, relaxing, with a touch of acidity and sweetness. An infusion of healthy properties and great source of vitamin C, D and E, adding different ingredients that has been elaborated.
  • Rooibos delights of Chocolate: this infusion will help you to face the day with joy and you can concentrate on all the tasks that you should perform, thanks to the chocolate chips, of high content of phosphorus and magnesium.
  • Rooibos breeze of the Caribbean: a combination of pineapple, papaya, pieces of mango, coconut scrapings, roses, flowers of sunflower and corn flowers, jasmine, pieces of vanilla. Very diuretic and to come great people who want to lose weight, as well as those who make sport.
  • Rooibos coconut: coconut, ingredient, is a fruit that brings numerous vitamins and minerals to our body, in addition to hydrate ourselves and refresh ourselves.

And ended our list with a drink that not could miss, since is one of those teas that it tests and hooking. It is the black tea African smile, carefully crafted, with coconut, banana and caramel chunks. Infinite feelings of pleasure in every SIP, tests it?

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