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Rooibos Tea And The Benefits

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-bos) is a nutritious, shrub-like botanical grown in the Cederberg region in South Africa. Also known as “African Red Bush,” the leaves are oxidized in order to produce the reddish-brown color and to enhance the flavor. Unoxidized “green” Rooibos is also produced in a method similar to which Green tea is produced. This South African tea is known to be sweet and slightly nutty and is both a great pick-me-up in the morning and a relaxer before bed.

Health Benefits
As an all-natural, caffeine-free tea, Rooibos is extremely high in antioxidants and vitamin C, which help fight off cancer and free radicals, as well as strengthen the body’s immune system. Rooibos also supplements the recommended daily amounts of calcium, manganese, and fluoride, all of which are needed in the development of strong teeth and bones. The zinc and vitamin E in Rooibos help promote healthy skin. Rooibos has also long been used to aid in digestion, increase iron absorption, and relieve symptoms of allergies, headaches, irritability, insomnia, nervous tension, and mild depression.

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