Rooibos is an exceptional healing herb.
It has notable antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic and antiviral properties. Teeming with formidable antioxidants, rooibos is a powerful defender of health."... rooibos is a source of two comparatively rare antioxidants, aspalathin and nothofagin. Aspalathin helps to modify hormones in the body and reduces the output of adrenal hormones specifically, thus reducing stress and helping to inhibit metabolic disorders. Aspalathin also helps to regulate blood sugar and therefore can play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and excessive fat production.
The antioxidant nothofagin also demonstrates significant anti-inflammatory activity and, along with aspalathin, may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Both appear to protect nerves."Likewise, the herb is also a tremendous source of the super-antioxidant quercetin. This compound protects the heart, lowers the risk of cancer, knocks out viruses and markedly reduces inflammation - the ultimate bane of health which is linked with every chronic degenerative disease known.
Additionally, rooibos is packed with helpful minerals. Rich in copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, manganese and potassium, rooibos fortifies the bones and teeth while discouraging premature aging. Applied topically, the tea soothes skin conditions such as acne, eczema and sunburn due to its alpha hydroxy acid content. Rooibos also calms colic in babies, hypertension, stress and nervous system disorders.