Rooibos could protect against Alzheimer’s Disease

Postdoctoral fellow Dr Taskeen Docrat from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology has won first prize at the recent Virtual Postdoctoral Research Summit. He won the prize for the best elevator pitch on this topic: The Abili “Tea” Of Rooibos to Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease. “The protective functions of the widely consumed Rooibos herbal tea are…

Researchers are looking at Rooibos as a potential treatment for COVID-19

Local researchers who study medicinal plants are turning to Rooibos as a potential treatment for COVID-19. South Africa has a long history of using medicinal plants as effective treatments against a range of ailments.  The researchers have identified unique bioactive compounds in Rooibos that could be effective in treating the symptoms brought on by the…