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Red Roobios Tea To Help Fight Colds
Red rooibos tea, a sweet red tea, is made from a red bush plant in South Africa. The tea is supposed to help with the immune system, helping to fight off and ease symptoms of the common cold and flu. Rooibos tea contains antioxidants and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
This sweet red tea is also caffeine free, so it won't keep you up at night. I bought red rooibos tea and have been drinking it on and off for the past couple of years, but especially during the times when I come down with a cold. The tea has a rich red color and it is the sweetest tea I have ever tasted.
Before drinking rooibos tea, I have tried other teas while I had a cold and those teas did not seem to lessen my symptoms as much as this tea does. While other teas did help a bit, I feel that this red tea has been more beneficial when helping to fight off cold or flu symptoms. It may help to drink the tea more regularly to boost the immune system and prevent the frequency of colds.
During the past couple of years, when I have come down with a cold, I would drink this tea with some honey. I have heard that honey is supposed to help with colds as well. I feel that the rooibos tea has improved the severity of my colds. When I have a cold, I drink two to three cups of this red tea a day. Not only does it soothe my throat, but it seems to loosen up the congestion as well as shorten the duration and severity of my cold symptoms.
Rooibos tea is also claimed to have many other health benefits. I think that this tea really helps to boost the immune system and help the body fight off many different ailments. Besides being a naturally sweet delicious cup of tea, rooibos tea may also help with your symptoms if you are suffering from a cold or flu.