by: Teya Zary
Rooibos Tea is not really a tea. It is a herbal. Teas come from the plant family camellia sinensis. Rooibos comes from the area near Cape Town in Africa and is actually a native plant that grows in the dry arid hillsides. It is a sustainable crop in the region, and an economic boost to the area. When the plant is fermented, it turns a beautiful red colour and is also known as ‘Red Tea’.It has sedative like qualities and an anti spasmodic agent that makes it ideal for babies and infants that are suffering from an upset stomach or colic. Just mix a little cooled Rooibos with expressed milk or formula and your baby will enjoy a restful sleep and a calmed stomach.
Rooibos is 100% natural and contains no caffeine. (Unless blended with a caffeine product) It is safe for pregnant and nursing mothers, and has been drank in Africa for 100′s of years. Like anything you ingest while pregnant or nursing, ensure that you are purchasing a pure, organic rooibos to ensure it is safe for you to drink.
Rooibos has calming qualities as well, and is used to treat hypertension, insomnia, irritability and nervous tension. Have the jitters? A cup of Rooibos should take them away!
As a plus, Rooibos has anti aging qualities and you can apply cooled tea directly to your skin. Simply make a strong tea and apply with a cotton swab or pad directly to your skin. Be careful around the eyes. Rooibos contains Alpha – Hydroxies naturally! That is where the anti-aging qualities come from.
Why pay $100′s for anti aging creams when a little Rooibos will do the trick!
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