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is an extremely healthy drink and it is a product tailor-made for today's
lifestyle. A hot, soothing cup of Rooibos is completely pure and natural,
containing no additives, preservatives or colourants of any kind. It contains
no caffeine, which can be harmful to the central nervous system, causing
irritability, high blood pressure and erratic sleep patterns. It is low
in tannin, a substance which adversely affects the bodies metabolism by
decreasing the absorption of iron and protein. The clean, aromatic flavour
of Rooibos can safely be enjoyed in unlimited quantities throughout the
day, with no harmful side-effects.
Nutritionists recommend that daily meal choices be selected from the three
basic food groups namely body building (protein) , energy (breads and cereals),
and protective (fruits and vegetables). These together with sufficient fluids,
at least six to eight glasses per day, form the basis of a balanced diet.
Rooibos can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities as part of the daily fluid
intake, as it contains no harmful additives. In addition, the mineral content
of Rooibos contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin, teeth, bones,
and metabolic processes.
The story of Rooibos (Red Bush) tea is a unique and extremely interesting
one - a story that started at the turn of the century in the Cedarberg area
of the Cape. It was the locals of the area who first discovered that the
fine, needle-like leaves of the "Aspalathus Linearis" plant made
a tasty, aromatic tea. It was they who first harvested the wild-growing
plants, chopped them with axes and then bruised them with hammers, leaving
them to ferment in heaps, before drying them in the sun. Today Rooibos is
still processed in much the same way, but of course the methods are more
mechanised and refined.
In 1904, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant and pioneer in the area,
became interested in Rooibos and realised its marketing potential. He started
trading it from the people of the mountains and selling it. No doubt the
fact that Ginsberg was descended from a family who had been in the tea industry
in Europe for centuries provided him with a good background and the necessary
experience to market the new "Mountain tea".
Since that time , the industry has made steady progress, refining its production
methods and increasing distribution so that the unique goodness of Rooibos
tea may today be enjoyed by people the world over.
can assist your health* Rooibos is completely pure and natural as it contains
no additives, preservatives or colourants.
* Rooibos can strongly be recommended for people suffering from irritability,
headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervous tension, mild
depression or hypertension, as it contains no caffeine and has a soothing
effect on the central nervous system.
* Stomach and indigestive problems like nausea, vomiting ,heartburn, stomach
ulcers and constipation can be relieved by drinking Rooibos.
* Rooibos has anti-spasmodic properties, thus relieving stomach cramps and
colic in infants.
* Rooibos is of benefit in the management of allergies like hayfever, asthma
* Rooibos has a soothing effect on the skin, relieving itching and certain
skin irritations like eczema, nappy rash and acne when directly applied
to the affected area.
* Rooibos is a soothing drink for people on a kilojoule restricted diet,
without adding kilojoules.
* Since Rooibos contains no oxalic acid it can be drunk freely by people
suffering from kidney stones.
* Rooibos is an all day drink which can be used as a pick-me-up in the morning,
a superb thirst-quencher during the day and at night it helps you to relax
and sleep well.Note: Mothers find Rooibos tea to be of benefit in common
infant ailments like colic and stomach cramps. It also helps with nappy
rash, relieving irritation when applied with every nappy change. When given
in addition to babies normal feeding , Rooibos supplements the daily intake
of calcium , manganese and fluoride needed by growing children for strong
teeth and bones. However, mothers themselves can also profit from drinking
Rooibos tea. During pregnancy and breast feeding, the bodys iron levels