Rooibos tea, also called red bush tea is not a true tea, but a herb - the young shoots of the South African shrub, Aspalanthus linearis, indigenous to the Cederberg area in South Africa. Rooibos contains no caffeine and is supplemental to the daily intake of: calcium, manganese and fluoride. It does not have a negative effect on the absorption of iron, due to the fact that it contains half the tannin found in regular teas. Rooibos contains no additives, preservatives, colorants and is free of kilojoules. Stomach and digestive problems such as nausea, and vomiting can be relieved with Rooibos Tea.
Rooibos tea contains:
- Vitamin C
- Minerals essential to metabolic functions.
To answer one very common question: according to one of the Rooibos suppliers in South Africa, Rooibos does not have any negative effects during pregnancy. As matter of fact it is very popular with pregnant mother and babies. Rooibos does not contain any caffeine or any harmfull substances and can be consumed in unlimited quantities.
Rooibos tea is said to have many health properties and is useful in allergy attacks, skin irritations and as a slimming drink. For more information about Rooibos, please visit the web site of one of the manufacturers in South Africa.