Rooibos tea is rich in many minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium, and alpha hydroxy acid. It does not contain caffeine, and has low tannin levels compared to black or green tea. The antioxidants present in rooibos tea boost the strength of the immune system as well as the digestive system, prevent premature ageing and also aid weight loss.
Rooibos tea contains alpha hydroxy acid and zinc, which can reduce the signs of wrinkles, and other premature aging symptoms. Apply some red tea powder on your skin to relieve acne, pimples, sunburn or related skin conditions.
Removing caffeine from your diet helps improve your Stress levels, mood, and heart health. Rooibos tea is completely caffeine-free. Drinking it before you go to bed can help you sleep better.
Improves bone health
Rooibos tea contains orientin and luteolin, flavonoids that increase the mineral content in bones. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, manganese, and fluoride that help maintain a good bone structure, stronger teeth, and reduce the chances of arthritis, osteoporosis, and chronic joint pain.
Improves the respiratory system
Rooibos tea is a bronchodilator - a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles and increases airflow to the lungs making breathing easier. With the decrease of resistance in the respiratory airway, it helps combat the symptoms of asthma, and common cardiovascular diseases including atheroschelorsis and heart attacks.
Relieves cramps and pains
This tea is a rich source of antispasmodic agents, which can ease severe stomach cramps and abdominal pains. It activates potassium in the body without antagonizing the activities of calcium. This can reduce the presence of hyperactivity in the gastrointestinal tract, and thus prevent diarrhea and other intestinal issues.
Lowers blood pressure
Rooibos tea is known to relieve stress, nervous tension, and high blood pressure. It contains chrysoeriol and quercetin, flavonoids that decrease blood pressure and improve blood circulation.
Aspalathin is one of the rare antioxidants found in rooibos tea can help balance blood sugar, improve insulin resistance and glucose absorption by the muscles, and boost insulin secretion from the pancreas.
Improves heart health
Quercetin, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant found in rooibos tea, reduces blood pressure and hunts free radicals. It increases the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and prevents the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from binding to the walls of arteries and blood vessels, protecting you from heart attacks, strokes and several heart conditions.
Quercetin is known to block the immune cells that trigger allergic reactions. In many parts of South Africa, rooibos tea is seen as an effective curative to treat allergies like eczema, hay fever, and allergy-related bronchitis.