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Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea - The Medicinal Beverage

Updated on July 24, 2015

For Your Health

There are many little things we can include in our daily habits which can boost our health and vitality. Rooibos tea is a rich in antioxidants beverage which is grown in South Africa and does wonders in protecting your body. It is also known as redbush tea and can be enjoyed with a little bit of milk and sugar, but is just as good if not better when consumed plain. The tea has an earthy quality with subtle notes of vanilla and nutty flavors. Let's drink up and discover what health benefits this delicious drink has in store for us.

Great Anytime

Rooibos tea can be consumed in the evenings and not disrupt your sleeping habits.
Rooibos tea can be consumed in the evenings and not disrupt your sleeping habits. | Source

No Caffeine

Compared to other teas, Rooibos is free of caffeine which makes it a great replacement beverage for people either eliminating or decreasing their coffee intake. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day and will not cause any unwanted jitters or addictive habits. Have a cup in the evening while unwinding and it will increase the relaxation you are going for. This drink can be enjoyed chilled with ice or hot.

Mineral Rich

One of the most pleasing aspects of drinking Rooibos tea is the rich amount of minerals it features. It has iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, magnesium, and fluoride (the natural kind). All of these minerals will boost your health and provide excellent nutrition.

Slows Aging Process

Aging is something we all will and must experience, it can however be slowed by living a healthy and active lifestyle. Rooibos tea is abundant in antioxidants which help fight off free radicals. Consuming this beverage regularly can help reduce the effects of aging caused by free radicals while improving the immunity of your body. It will also help in keeping you look younger with its skin appearance improving benefits. Drink up knowing you are doing your body a favor in the long run. By including antioxidant rich foods and liquids in your diet, your organs and biological functioning will be protected and strengthened.

Multiple Advantages

Rooibos tea is home to multiple minerals and even supports a normal weight.
Rooibos tea is home to multiple minerals and even supports a normal weight. | Source

Extra Help For Weight Control

Drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day can help curb hunger and keep bodily functions running more smoothly. Because of the rich content of minerals and antioxidants found in Rooibos tea, you will be supplied with high quality and natural nutrition as well. Try having a light snack and some tea between meals if you are looking to drop a few pounds. This simple tip can yield great results.

Supports Healthy Bones

Medical studies have found this tea to be helpful in maintaining higher bone density as well as preventing arthritis. This is because Rooibos tea has a high concentration of polyphenols. If you are looking for ways outside of just drinking milk and taking calcium supplements, add this tea often to your diet for an extra boost for bone health.

Stress Reliever

This natural beverage has many positive qualities which can help people who need a little relief from stress. It acts as a mild sedative which can help promote relaxation. If it's a beautiful day outside, brew a cup either hot or cold and enjoy while taking in the weather. It can be a great and simple way to help clear your mind while providing your body with numerous health benefits.

Drink Up

Replacing drinks you may feel like giving up for health reasons such as sodas and other beverages can be done by replacing them with teas. Rooibos has a distinct taste which many companies offer their own versions of. I have tried a couple of organic varieties and was pleased with the tastes, it has a rich and unique flavor which I found enjoyable. Next time you are at the grocery store, pick up a box and give it a try for yourself. Thank you for reading and for more on health and nutrition, please visit my profile or the links below.

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    wwolfs 5 years ago

    Nice hub. Sounds like a great tea with many health benefits. I will definitely have to look for this one. Since I'm not a milk drinker this is good to hear it helps with maintaining higher bone density. Thank you for sharing this information.

    Voted up and useful!

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    Helen 5 years ago

    Another good hub Olde Cashmere! Thank you for the information on Rooibos tea...I have heard of it, but really didn't know anything about it until now. It sounds really good...so healthy.

    Voted up & useful!

    Take care,

    Helen

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    iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

    I have to say your topics are wonderful to read about! As always, I learn something new here! Voted up and shared!

    ps...I would like to befriend you on fb...still not working. My name on fb is Audra Leigh Fisher

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    Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi Olde Cashmere i have never heard of this tea before but will be looking for it and will be try it as well. Thanks for all this great and useful information in this well written hub.

    Vote up and more !!!

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    LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

    Your hub caught my attention as I also published an article on Rooibos. The benefits are worth sharing for all to enjoy. I recently moved back to South Africa and happen to live only a few hours drive from where Rooibos is grown. I now use Rooibos face cream and it is absolutely fabulous!

    Have a nice day!

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    Joana e Bruno 5 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

    Hello, Olde Cashmere, very interesting hub, sometimes I do drink rooibos tea, but I had no idea it had so many benefits for our health, it was good to know. Voted up, useful, interesting and sharing!

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    Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Roobidos tea is a wonderful beverage. I bought it years ago as another tea to try and was surprised to discover I slept well when I drank it. I looked online to discover it's many benefits and didn't know all that you mention...so now I will be sure to restock my dwindling supply...thanks for a great Hub!

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Appreciate your support wwolfs, I'm glad this hub was helpful for you. Thank you for voing and rating :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you Helen for reading this hub and voting it up, means a lot, it's a delicious tea and I feel you'll love it :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Your support is very appreciated and motivates me to continue Audra, thank you so much. I'd love to befriend you as well, See you on FB :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Hope you enjoy the tea kashmir, thank you so much for your encouraging comments. Appreciate your votes and ratings :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Glad to hear you are already enjoying this health boosting drink algarveview. I really appreciate you voting, rating, and sharing, means a lot to me. Thank you very much :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    That's awesome you've already enjoyed the benefits this tea has to offer Scribenet. Thank you for reading and commenting, glad this hub could be helpful for you, appreciate your kind words :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    LadyLyell that is incredible you are so close to the place where Rooibos is grown, I'd love to have that luxury. I'm going to have to try that face cream as well, thank you so much for reading and commenting, you have a nice day as well :)

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    Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

    I promise you, I had this topic written down as one of the hubs I was going to write in the next few weeks! Great minds :) This was really informative and well written, I didn't know half these things about Rooibos. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    I say you should still write that article MelChi, great point with the great minds :) Thank you for supporting my writing and inspiring me to keep going. I appreciate it very much :)

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I really like rooibos tea. It took a while for me to get used to the nutty flavour but it has so many benefits. I vote up and will share too around social media.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Glad to know you are experiencing this health improving tea yourself ChristyWrites. I really appreciate you voting and sharing, brightened my day big time :)

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    Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

    Didn't realize the health benefits of Rooibos tea. I was waffling between a glass of wine or something hot. The Rooibos tea wins thanks to you.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Excellent choice tirelesstraveler. Appreciate you reading and commenting :)

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    LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

    Olde, I just drank my first cup of Rooibos for the day and took the time to also read over your hub again.

    Thought I may mention that there are several excellent products made from Rooibos. I mentioned some in my article but their webite lists all. I doubt if the face cream will take wrinkles from a sixty year old face but I can enjoy the dream.

    Don't drink Rooibos without a dollop of honey and enjoy!

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    LivingFood 5 years ago

    I love Rooibos tea, especially with peppermint tea, nut milk and a bit of coconut oil. I knew it had a lot of benefits, but didn't know it was effective against stress ... thanks for the useful info.

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    Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

    Another brilliant hub James!

    I would surely like to try rooibos tea! but I do not think it is available in my region :(

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    I haven't tried to drink Rooibos tea with a dollop of honey yet, I'm going to have to try that next time I brew a cup. Thank you LadyLyell :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you for reading and commenting LivingFood. Appreciate your support :)

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you bro. That's unfortunate it's not available in your area, you could possibly order it online in the future if you're interested. Thanks for your support Rahul, always appreciated :)

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    IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    Rooibos Tea?? very interesting. Never heard of this before. Thanks James for sharing!

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you for reading unknown spy. Always happy to show you something new and different :)

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    Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

    I will look for this one also. Thanks for the tip.

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you Lipnancy for checking this one out, lots of great benefits in this tea :)

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    mulder 5 years ago from Warnbro Western Australia

    I wrote hub about rooibos a couple of years back I love the stuff the Red and green rooibos there is some exciting research about rooibos

    Here http://www.sarooibos.org.za/research-summaries-mai...

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    Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

    Thank you for reading mulder, I'll check it out :)

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    Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Hmm, I love Rooibis tea and really did not realize how healthy it is! I've also used it to dye fabric a pretty shade of old rose!

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    Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

    It's become my favorite tea over the past year, glad you enjoy it as well Dolores. Thank you for your comments :)

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