Rooibos: Tea with many advantages Alpha hydroxyl acid which is foundin rooibos tea can aid in your skin care routine and help to reduce wrinkles

Miriam Nyasha Kwari

Herbalist

Hello there Teacups! Welcome! I am Nyasha, the herbalist, and this is another edition of “your health is your wealth.” 

Today I will give you some Tea Tasting notes on Rooibos.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is an astonishing plant found only in the arid Cedarburg Mountains of the Western Cape, an exceptional medicinal plant with so many distinct qualities that new ones are discovered all the time. Rooibos tea is divided into three categories: rooibos tea, green rooibos tea, and flavoured rooibos teas.

Antioxidants included in rooibos are supposed to slow the aging process, according to Japanese medical researchers. Other studies on rooibos have found it to help with digestion, muscle spasms, and infant colic, as well as to relieve allergic symptoms, milk allergies, skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, digestive spasms, diarrhoea, and to flush the kidneys and bladder, particularly for cystitis, kidney stones, and slow or burning urine.

Rooibos tea has a low caffeine content and lacks the tannins seen in other green or black teas.

The antioxidant content of unfermented green rooibos tea is higher than that of fermented red rooibos tea.

Some of the benefits are:

Rooibos tea is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants protect cells from free radical damage, enhancing their health and functionality. Long-term rooibos tea use may lower the chance of acquiring inflammatory disorders.

Drinking rooibos tea, like green and black tea, is a great way to enjoy a tasty beverage without loading on the pounds. Each cup of rooibos tea contains only 2 to 4 calories, so you may indulge in this deliciously smokey beverage without feeling guilty. If you’re trying to lose weight, keep in mind that adding sugar, honey, or other sweeteners might increase the calorie count, so keep them to a minimum.

Rooibos tea contains alpha hydroxyl acid, which is one of the main ingredients in skin treatments such as chemical peels that you can get at your dermatologist’s office. 

Not particularly common in foods, alpha hydroxyl acid in rooibos tea can aid in your skin care routine and help to reduce wrinkles.

Rooibos tea offers a soothing effect, thereby reducing irritation and redness resulting in more even-toned skin. Rooibos tea also contains zinc, which has shown potential to help treat common skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

Rooibos tea, has anti-ageing qualities and can help to prevent wrinkles from appearing. 

An enzyme found in the tea aids in the production of healthy skin cells, allowing you to seem younger for longer. It also collaborates with other antioxidants in rooibos tea to combat free radicals, which can hasten the aging process.

Like real teas and many herbal tisanes, Rooibos has minerals that help create healthy bones, such as calcium, manganese, and fluoride. 

These minerals stimulate the activity of osteoblast cells, which are responsible for bone mass growth. 

While many teas include these critical minerals, rooibos contains two additional chemicals that are even more beneficial to bone health and help avoid disorders like osteoporosis and arthritis. 

The flavonoids in rooibos have been found to have the potential to improve bone mineral content.

Rooibos is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It is low in tannin and is caffeine free, and has high levels of antioxidants and flavonoids. 

So there you have it, friends. 

Please remember to eat responsibly in order to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet. 

If you have any questions, please come see us at Stall G48 at the Eastgate Market or call us at 0773378571. Until we meet again.

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