Rooibosis is also a superb thirst-quencher. Imported from South Africa , Rooibos makes an ideal drink, either hot or chilled on its own or sweetened with honey or sugar and with or without milk. On a hot day, Rooibos can also be mixed with fruit juice.
As Rooibos does not contain caffeine, it can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities for sportsmen. Its rich mineral contents ¡V iron, potassium, zinc, manganese and sodium can help restore the body's equilibrium after a strenuous workout.
Rooibos is not only for drinking. In baking, Rooibos can be use to replace the liquid content of any recipe for added color and flavor. Rooibos also makes a superb base for soups, stews and sauces.
Free radical damage is a known cause of aging and in the formation of cancer and other diseases. Japanese scientist Matatoshi Nakano, has discovered that the adverse effect of free radicals in the process of aging and decline of the immune system is limited by the anti-oxidants in Red Bush Tea (Rooibos).
And if you brew/boil Rooibos for longer than 10 minutes, the anti-oxidant activity becomes even much higher, resulting in even greater protection against the ravages of free radicals.
Their research also found Red Bush Tea to be beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, mellitus, atherosclerosis, allergic diseases, various dermatus diseases, liver diseases and cataracts.
S.O.D (Super Oxidant Dismutase) is an anti-oxidant agent. 'Anti-oxidant' is a type of nutrient that activates highly reactive molecules called "free radicals". Free radicals are a by-product of normal chemical reaction called 'oxidation' which is a continuous process in our body. free radicals, if left unchecked, can initiate reactions that may cause cells to develop abnormalities. As an anti-oxidant, Rooibos scavenges on free radicals thereby preventing potential cell mutations or damage. More than that SOD also promotes healthy cell growth.
2. Put the suitable number of bags into the jug. One bag for about 1.5 liter of hot water.
3. Pour hot boiled water into the jug (temperature 80 C).
4. Pour after 2 - 3 minutes.
* 1 box = 40 sachet