Rooibos tea originated in South African, It made from the leaves of the red bush plant. It may be new for us but its been cultivated in Africa for centuries. Best thing about this tea is, it is caffeine-free and smooth tasting.
12 Health Benefits of Drinking Rooibos/Red Bush Tea
-Great antioxidant agent and increases SOD levels.
-Rooibos tea could reduce inflammation.
-Rooibos tea Prevents DNA damage.
-Rooibos tea is commonly used for gastrointestinal and respiratory problems.
-Cardiovascular protection through ACE inhibition.
-It contain flavonoid which help to reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
-Flavonoid also protects your nervous system and lowers your risk for Alzhiemer’s disease.
-Rooibos tea was shown to reverse some of the initial damage caused to the liver and helps to repair this organ.
-Lowers blood pressure.
-Rooibos has the ability to inhibit skin tumors. Its flavonoids can protect against unwanted genetic damage to cells. It can activate an enzyme system known for its ability to clear the body of cancer-causing agents.
-Inhibits lipid peroxidation and brain aging.
-Immune-boosting properties of rooibos that might benefit people living with HIV/Aids.
How to make rooibos tea at home
1.5 litre jug
1.2 litres boiled water
3 rooibos teabags
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup apple juice (or any fruit juice of your choice)
Juice of half a lemon
1 stick of ginger, peeled and ‘bruised’ (just use the edge of a spoon) so that the flavours can escape
2-3 sprigs of fresh mint, also bruised
1. Pour boiling water into the jug over all the ingredients, let the tea brew for 3-4 minutes before removing the tea bags.
2. Leave to cool and serve with lots of ice and mint leaves.
(Optional)You can add more honey if it’s not sweet enough for you.
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