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Rooibos Tea - Composition, Effects and Benefits

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Rooibos Tea - Composition, Effects and Benefits

You have heard of the tea traditions, followed by both the Russians and the British. As you've probably heard, tea is a Chinese invention. Today, however, we will go all the way to Africa, the birthplace of Rooibos tea. The following article is about it, because in recent decades it has started gaining more and more popularity in Europe.

The real name of the tea is Rooibus, which is why you can find it not only as Rooibos but also as Rooibos. In any case, this is the name of the plant that the Africans dried and used to make a hot drink with great taste, which was loved by the Europeans, although relatively late (in the 20th century).

However, Rooibos tea deserves attention not only because of its taste, but also because of its composition and the benefits to human health from its consumption.

Composition of Rooibos tea

It turns out that Rooibos is richer in antioxidants than even green tea, which is said to be a true "antioxidant leader". It also contains iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese and sodium. Last but not least, it also contains glucose, which makes it suitable for consumption by diabetics.

Benefits of Rooibos tea

Rooibos Tea

You have probably already guessed that Rooibos tea strengthens the immune system, has a tonic effect (no caffeine), supports the function of the digestive system and speeds up the metabolism, acts effectively against intestinal bacteria, cures a number of hormonal problems, has a rejuvenating effect and is even able to fight excess weight.

Among all that has been said so far, it is important to mention that Rooibos relieves colic and hangover. And it is also no surprise that the red tea is a bomb of micronutrients, which make it an excellent drink for active athletes and people who for one reason or another suffer from physical exhaustion.

In fact, it is another priceless drink, which we must learn to consume regularly.

Making Rooibos tea

In conclusion, we will add that despite all of the above benefits of drinking Rooibos, it is not complicated to prepare it. It is good to know that in case you do not use ready-made tea bags, you will need only 1 teaspoon of Rooibos to make 1 cup of tea and hot but not boiling water.

The tea is strong enough and if you want to feel its authentic taste, do not use standard additives such as sugar, honey, lemon or milk. Rather, you can experiment with adding spices such as cinnamon, vanilla or cardamom.