Discover surprising properties of rooibos tea

properties of rooibos tea

Consumers are increasingly appreciating the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of rooibos tea, a South African herbal tea. Follow this article to find out what rooibos tea is.


Rooibos has been a highly sought-after beverage for many years, and its popularity is increasing in Western nations, particularly among those seeking a substitute for coffee or other caffeinated beverages. The beneficial properties of rooibos tea have been proven by many studies on both animals and humans. Rooibos tea, which is enriched with a variety of beneficial antioxidants, plays a vital role in protecting the body against numerous diseases and cancers, while also providing substantial support to enhance heart health.

What is rooibos tea?

Rooibos tea, sometimes also called red tea or red bush tea, is not a true tea like green tea and black tea as it is not made from the tea plant – Camellia Sinensis. It is an herbal tea native to South Africa, made from the leaves of a species of shrub known as Aspalathus linearis, which is cultivated on the western coast of the country. Rooibos can be either fermented or unpasteurized, with varying tastes, and is easily distinguished by its green and red hues. Despite having no connection with traditional black tea or green tea, it is consumed in a similar way, with or without adding milk and sugar.

The leaves of rooibos undergo a remarkable transformation during the fermentation process, resulting in a captivating red-brown hue. When brewed, it has a pretty reddish-brown color and offers a delightful taste too. The taste of rooibos tea is described as being quite similar to black tea, with a sweet, nutty flavor and hints of caramel, and vanilla. As a caffeine-free tea, rooibos tea can be a great choice for any time of day, both served as a hot tea or an iced tea.

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                                   Rooibos tea also called red tea or red bush tea

Antioxidant properties of rooibos tea

Rooibos tea has a high antioxidant content and is rich in some polyphenols, such as aspalathin, which are unique plant compounds. These compounds may help to protect against free radical damage, which can lead to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Antioxidants may, in certain circumstances, play a role in the prevention of certain types of cancer and neurological degenerative diseases. 

In addition, rich in protective plant compounds, including polyphenols, taking rooibos regularly may help protect against oxidative damage associated with diabetes. Animal studies have shown that the polyphenols in rooibos tea play a role in controlling blood sugar levels and improving glucose tolerance. That’s why it has the potential to be beneficial for individuals with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. While rooibos tea is not a cure for diabetes, it may reduce insulin resistance and improve symptoms when used on a regular basis. 

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                                      Rooibos tea has a high antioxidant content

Anti-inflammatory properties of rooibos tea

Rooibos ranks highly in terms of anti-inflammatory properties, as it is rich in micro-antioxidants and polyphenols, both of which are abundant in anti-inflammatory properties. The antioxidants present in rooibos tea have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help alleviate inflammation and soothe pain. 

Additionally, the anti-spasmodic compounds present in the tea can help to reduce abdominal pain, including stomach cramps, by stimulating potassium ions in the body. By reducing inflammation, it can help ease the aches and pains of arthritis. Rooibos also has a lot of vitamin C in it, which has been found to aid in the repair of collagen and joints’ connective tissues.

Because of the impressive properties of rooibos tea, it can be used to aid a wide range of conditions, including adult allergies, colic in infants, and even hay fever. People suffering from hay fever can try this tea, as it contains an active flavonoid that helps reduce the symptoms of cough, wheezing, and sneezing associated with allergies and seasonal asthma.

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                                      Rooibos has anti-inflammatory properties

Heart-healthy properties of rooibos tea

Rooibos tea is highly beneficial for the health of the heart and helps to regulate blood flow. It contains a flavonoid called chrysoeriol, which is known to help reduce high blood pressure and improve circulation. The tea has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure by reducing the activity of an enzyme known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) that causes the blood vessels to contract, leading to an increase in blood pressure.

Besides, its relaxing properties help to open up the blood vessels, while antioxidants play a role in the reduction of bad cholesterol and the prevention of plaque accumulation. The high content of flavonoids in rooibos teas supports the cardiovascular system due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-fungal properties. Flavonol is believed to have a beneficial effect on blood fats including cholesterol.

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                                   Rooibos tea helps reduce high blood pressure


Rooibos tea is a naturally caffeine-free tea that is perfect for any time of day. It is an herbal tea with a mild taste and has properties to reduce digestive problems, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it an ideal choice for those suffering from inflammatory and oxidative-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and asthma. If you’re a tea lover but want to try something different and try new flavors, give rooibos tea a try. It will give you lots of options to enjoy sweet and delicious moments.

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