Thursday, October 22, 2009

What is Red Tea?

Red Tea, or rooibos, comes from South Africa. Rooibos contains magnesium, which is necessary for a healthy nervous system.

Red Tea contains potassium and copper, minerals that are vital for several metabolic functions. It contains low levels of tannin - the ingredient in other teas that prevents your body from absorbing the iron you need. It is often prescribed for nervous tension and mild depression as it makes a relaxing sedative. Contains no oxalic acid and can therefore be enjoyed by persons suffering from kidney stones.

Rooibos helps to control your appetite and can be beneficial in weight loss and makes a great thirst-quencher and sport drink.

Red Tea is excellent for hyperactive children and relieves insomnia, as it contains no caffeine. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals. Also can be used as a natural supplement as it contains calcium, magnesium and fluoride, which are essential for the development of strong teeth and bones. The minerals build healthy strong blood vessels, aid digestion and prevent tooth decay.

Rooibos is often given to infants (love the natural sweet taste of Red Tea) who are prone to colic and stomach cramps as it is considered to have significant antispasmodic properties. Its anti-allergic properties helps with skin irritations and diaper rash.

Rooibos helps delay the aging process.

Rooibos is the ideal drink for busy people. It can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities throughout the day. It is a great thirst quencher for athletes as iced tea, or mixed with fruit juice. For the diet conscious, Red Tea is a soothing drink, without adding calories. Because of its lower tannin content, it is less bitter than regular tea and can be enjoyed without sugar.

Rooibos helps to relieve stomach ulcers, nausea, constipation, and heartburn. Before you get ready for bed have a cup of Rooibos to ensure a good night's sleep!

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