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ROOIBOS TEA: A NATURAL ANTIHISTAMINE TO RELIEVE SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Without a doubt, taking a tea break is a health-enhancing ritual that is not only relaxing but also rich in antioxidants. In particular, redbush tea, a caffeine-free variety that is also referred to as “rooibos,” has been touted for its many health benefits.

In addition to protecting our bodies against cell damage due to free radicals, rooibos is mineral-rich, improves blood circulation and bone health, and is great for your skin. Sipping on rooibos tea also relieves allergy symptoms, and is a natural, safe and healthy alternative to synthetic antihistamines found at the drug store.

Rooibos: a natural antihistamine

Researchers believe the antihistamine properties in rooibos tea are derived from a bioflavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin blocks the release of histamine from mast cells to curb common symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as congestion, a runny nose and sneezing associated with hay fever and allergic rhinitis.

Revitalize with red tea

At The Coffee Gourmand we pride ourselves on distributing only premium, Organo Gold Red Tea. This revitalizing blend features the finest red tea leaves, combined with their signature organic ganoderma lucidum and cordyceps militaris for added health benefits.

Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine use ganoderma lucidum to treat fatigue, lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, and boost the immune system. Cordyceps militaris, on the other hand, is an ancient herb that helps prevent respiratory problems associated with seasonal allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu.

How to enjoy rooibos

“Rooibos” translates to “red bush” in Afrikaans, and stems from a native plant of the legume family found in Southern Africa. Due to its slightly sweet flavour and health benefits, the traditional African beverage is becoming widely popular and can be enjoyed hot, iced or with milk and sugar.

 

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7 REASONS TO DRINK RED ROOIBOS TEA

RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Rooibos tea is extraordinarily rich in a diverse array of antioxidants, including two polyphenols called aspalathin (which is unique to rooibos) and nothafagin (which is only found in rooibos and the New Zealand red beech).  These substances protect our bodies from the cell-damaging effects of free radicals, thereby guarding us from a host of serious degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration, Parkinson’s disease and various types of cancer. In fact, the Cancer Association of South Africa, after eight years of Continue reading 7 REASONS TO DRINK RED ROOIBOS TEA

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ROOIBUS TEA – WHAT IS IT?

There has been a lot of hype lately about Rooibus or Red Tea but, what exactly is it?  Rooibus tea comes from the South African Red Bush which grows in the Cedarberg Mountains neat Cape Town, South African.  Like your favourite black and green teas, red tea is loaded with antioxidants with the added benefit of being naturally decaffeinated.  So if you want a nice relaxing cup of tea without the caffeine jitters, red tea is the one for you. Continue reading ROOIBUS TEA – WHAT IS IT?

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RED (ROOIBUS) TEA AND WEIGHT LOSS

Red tea contains some of the same fat-fighting, disease-prevention antioxidants that helped green tea soar in worldwide popularity.  It also contains no caffeine so there is no risk of suffering sleeplessness or nervous jitters.  Red tea isn’t actually a tea.  All natural tees – green, black, white and oolong – come from a single plant called Camellia sinensis.  Red tea is an herbal drink made from the rooibos plant.  Rooibos grows in the Cedarberg Mountain of South Africa.  It has been used as a fold remedy for treating colic, malignancies and inflammation.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, red tea is a rich source of antioxidants.

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5 BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS (RED) TEA

Rooibos or red bush tea is a small shrub which only grows in the Cedarberg region near Cape Town, South Africa.

CAFFEINE FREE

This plant grows naturally without caffeine which means it does not have to undergo a chemical process to remove the caffeine.  It also means that anyone can drink it, even children and pregnant women.  Another benefit to no caffeine is that it can be consumed in large amounts with no caffeine effect.

CONTAINS POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS

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WHAT IS RED TEA?

Red is the new black when it comes to tea.  Like our favourite black and green teas, South African Red Tea or Rooibus Tea is also high in antioxidants.  An added benefit, however, is that rooibos tea is naturally caffeine free and therefore has none of the side effects normally associated with caffeine consumption.

Black and green teas both come from the same plant, Camelia sinensis, while red tea comes from the rooibos plant, Aspaiathus linearis.  This plant is found only in the Continue reading WHAT IS RED TEA?