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Rosy outlook for Rooibos

All over the world, people are increasingly looking for healthy food – hence the growing interest in Rooibos. Nicie Vorster, spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), says, “Major Rooibos markets view the tea as a premium healthy lifestyle product and promote it in its pure and unblended form, which health-conscious consumers want more of.…

Rooibos a miracle cure?

The South African Rooibos Council is investing in new research to better understand the plant’s health benefits. The Council has invested R4,5 million into studying claims that Rooibos reduces symptoms of allergies, heart disease, diabetes and skin cancer. Scientists will also investigate the impact of Rooibos on gut flora, and the extent to which it…

Scientists concur: Rooibos’ potential to curb heart disease is undeniable

Soon cardiologists could be prescribing Rooibos as part of the therapeutic approach to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) – an epidemic that annually claims 8.76 million lives worldwide. So says Prof Amanda Swart from the Biochemistry Department at Stellenbosch University following an examination of peer-reviewed studies spanning the last two decades on the therapeutic potential of…

Drink Rooibos to keep your new year’s resolutions alive

Randfontein Herald: ‘DRINK ROOIBOS TO KEEP YOUR NY RESOLUTIONS ALIVE’ Read more here:North Eastern Tribune: HOW ROOIBOS TEA CAN HELP KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS GOING STRONG Read more here:Fourways Review: HOW ROOIBOS TEA CAN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS GOING STRONG Read more here:Midrand Reporter: HOW ROOIBOS TEA CAN HELP KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS GOING…

Rooibos – a uniquely South African story

This blog on the MyKitchen website provides a beautiful overview of the Rooibos story – from how it became part of the tea-drinking culture in the Cederberg region during the 19th century to finding ways to germinate Rooibos seeds in the 1930s. Rooibos is produced from the plant Aspalathus linearis, a shrub unique to the Cederberg Mountains around…

Drinking Rooibos can help to improve concentration during exams

Rooibos contains antioxidants and compounds that can help people cope with the impact of stress on their health. When free radicals cause oxidation, they damage the healthy cells which could hinder one’s ability to learn and retain information. Rooibos counters this by reducing the effect of oxidative by-products in neural pathways, thereby stimulating concentration. This…

Rooibos helps with heart health

In South Africa, deaths related to heart disease are expected to rise by 41% in the next 13 years, ways the South African Rooibos Council. The biggest risk factor is high blood pressure, which affects one in three adults. Drinking Rooibos has been identified as one means of prevention because Rooibos contains compounds proven to…