To Maintain A Healthy Gut This Holiday Season, Drink Rooibos

From cocktail parties and Christmas feasts to New Year’s Eve festivities, the end-of-year holidays are synonymous with social gatherings and delicious, but often rich and indulgent food and alcoholic excesses that can become a challenge for the digestive system. 

Rooibos: More than just a time

Drinking tea is more than just enjoying a flavourful beverage. It has been part of almost every culture for thousands of years, with every country moulding their respective tea-drinking ceremony around their social values and traditions.

Drink Rooibos to keep your new year’s resolutions alive

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How Rooibos can help to alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies

Prof Jonny Peter, Head of the Allergy and Immunology Unit at the University of Cape Town’s Lung Institute, told CapeTalk’s #WeekendBreakfast host Africa Melane about the studies they are conducting to determine the impact of Rooibos on allergic inflammation. Laboratory studies have shown Rooibos has a positive effect on allergy-prone cells.

Rosy outlook for Rooibos

All over the world, people are increasingly looking for healthy food – hence the growing interest in Rooibos.

What are the expectations for this year’s Rooibos harvest?

The recent drought negatively impacted the production of Rooibos. As a result, the demand for Rooibos exceeded supply, and Rooibos prices increased. This influenced the domestic market where price sensitivity decreased the demand for Rooibos by 30% over the past three years. During the same period, the demand for Rooibos in Japan increased by 100%.