| What is "Rooibos"? (pronounced Roy-Boss)
Rooibos means red bush. Rooibos comes from a plant grown only in South Africa. This herbal has increased in popularity not only because of its incredible taste, but also because of the health benefits associated with drinking this wonderful brew.
Rooibos has no caffeine and is low in tannin making this a great selection for children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Various studies have shown the many health problems that can be helped by drinking Rooibos tea:
· Eases irritability, headaches, nervous tension and insomnia.
· Acts as an anti-spasmodic agent, to relieve stomach cramps and colic in infants
· Can be used to treat hay fever, asthma and eczema
· Placed directly on the skin, it can slow the aging process
· Boosts the immune system
Rooibos contains no oxalic acid, so it can safely be consumed by people who are prone to kidney stones. There are so many minerals in the tea, that it can almost be considered a nutritional supplement: Magnesium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Fluoride, Zinc, Manganese, Alpha-hydroxy (can be placed directly on skin).