Rooibos contains Phytochemicals

Rooibos contains Phytochemicals, here are their names

Caffeic Acid

Some interesting things to know about Rooibos

Rooibos, is usually red, and aromatic. It is often celebrated for its "super" antioxidant properties. It is known to be a natural friend to the immune system, and contributes to one's health. Antioxidants, are great at fighting free radicals (often held responsible for aging, or premature aging). Rooibos is known to be a good "complexion calmer".
It is slightly sweet, and sometimes nutty and has a hint of earthiness to it. In general, its probably not a good idea to use this tea if you are pregnant or lactating. Always consult your doctor first.
When making rooibos tea, you can make it the same way you would a black tea, and you need not worry about it getting bitter if steeped too long. You can sweeten the tea with honey or sugar, or use lemon, etc. There are many great teas out there adding other things to it like pomegranate, orange, chamomile, etc.
Rooibos also contains a number of phenolic compounds, including flavanols, flavones, flavanones, and dihydrochalcones, and lacks caffeine, which are more beneficial traits. Rooibos is purported to help with things like nervous tension, digestive problems, and allergies. Some of the more traditional uses for rooibos in South Africa have included alleviating colic in infants, allergies, asthma and dermatological problems.
So far, there seem to be no adverse effects of rooibos, another definite plus.

Where Rooibos comes from

Rooibos is not widespread, and seems to only be grown in the region of Western Cape Province of South Africa. Generally speaking, the leaves go through a process of oxidation and produces the distinctive reddish brown color we see in rooibos teas. It enhances the flavor.
If leaves are unoxidized, they are referred to as "green" rooibos. There is a more demanding production process for green rooibos and it makes it more expensive than the traditional rooibos. (It is a method similar to one that produces green tea) The green rooibos has a more malty flavour.
Rooibos is Afrikaans for red bush, and is a member of the legumes family of plants. It has been popular in Africa for a long time, and is now being consumed more around the world.

Rooibos (ROY-boss)

Rooibos, prounounced ROY-boss, is a newer herb to me, compared to the others. I love learning about new herbs, and what is special about each.
I hope you too, learn something new, and find this blog helpful to you.

Thank you for stopping by. The art here, is titled, Tea Time, by Jan Josef Horemans