5 Health and Beauty Benefits of Rooibos Tea
It may surprise you to know that rooibos tea isn’t actually tea. It’s a straw-like herb from South Africa known as “red bush”. When brewed, it’s naturally sweet and full-bodied with nutty undertones; it’s low tannin also makes a cup soothing to your digestive tract.
But best of all, rooibos tea has been discovered to have a wealth of health benefits; here are just a few.
Blood Sugar Regulation and Heart Health
Studies have shown that rooibos tea has the ability to block spikes in blood sugar levels. In addition, the prominent anti-oxidants support your immune system and help to prevent cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine free which means it won’t affect your ability to sleep at night. It’s also hydrating and, without side effects, safe for people of all ages (little ones included). My personal favorite nighttime tea is African Nectar from Mighty Leaf, a delicious and caffeine free blend to warm me before bed.
Healthy Skin, Hair, & Teeth
With a variety of vitamins and minerals, rooibos tea has benefits for both internal health and external appearance. It contains zinc, which repairs damaged cells, healing acne and scars. You can also use it to make a natural body scrub to heal dry skin. It’s magnesium and natural fluoride support healthy tea and the low tannic acid levels won’t cause stains. And copper and potassium in the tea increase hair growth while preventing gray hairs.
Rooibos tea helps to clear sinus passages and improves airflow to the lungs. Whether it’s seasonal allergies or asthma, rooibos will help you breath better.
Rooibos teas are flavorful enough on their own that you don’t need to add sugar or other sweeteners, meaning you can reduce your calorie intake.
Not only is rooibos delicious, it’s also great for your health so drink up!