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Rooibos Tea: Aspalathus linearia

Rooibos Tea: Aspalathus linearia

Rooibos, is pronounced “roy-boss (the latin name is Aspalathus linearis), a South African flowering shrub. Rooibos contains numerous polyphenol anti-oxidants and trace amounts of the minerals: copper, iron and potassium, calcium, fluoride, zinc, manganese and magnesium. – this tea contains almost no oxalic acid, making it a good beverage for people prone to kidney stones. -it is caffeine-free, free from additives and preservatives.

Rooibos has numerous health enhancement benefits, high in antioxidants and nourishing to immune system, supportive to the nervous system, used to alleviate nervous tension, headaches, insomnia, mild depression, and an elevated blood pressure.

My favorite rooibos tea is a Belgian Chocolate Rooibos blend available online at Alchemy & Elixir Health Group. Delicious hot or cold, this tea contains the health benefits of Rooibos, which flavored with cacao pieces for a smooth, velvety chocolate-like experience. Stevia can be added in during the steeping process to create a sweeter tea, and adding rice dream or soy milk creates a delicious creamy chocolate beverage.

For an informative article on Rooibos, the antioxidant and nutritional composition and health benefits visit the American Botanical Council:

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