IN THIS ISSUE

In this newsletter: Three gardening gurus explain how they use Rooibos as a natural fertiliser, pest deterrent, mulching agent and more in their gardens. Various articles and research findings point out the proven health benefits of Rooibos. Rooibos Ltd gives recognition to four long-serving employees. And we invite you to try out recipes for oven-baked Rooibos-glazed chicken, and for sangria, power smoothies and fruit gummies made with Rooibos. Enjoy the read with a pot of Rooibos!

Why Rooibos is the secret to a healthy garden

Antioxidant-rich Rooibos is best-known for its health benefits, but according to South Africa's top gardening gurus, it is also a must for gardens as it makes a "fantastic natural fertilizer" and "effective biological pest deterrent", among others.

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Serving South African Rooibos in Seattle

"Pretty much anything you can do with coffee, we can do with Rooibos. And it's so good for you. It's got five times more antioxidants than green tea." So says South African born Natasha Robson-Lovato and her mother Cecile, who serve Rooibos espresso and treats like Malva pudding at their Cederberg Tea House in Queen Anne Avenue in Seattle.

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Peep inside Essen bakery

In Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, Tova du Plessis has opened a small Jewish bakery called Essen. Her menu includes hot and iced tea, including a Rooibos latte, harking back to her South African roots.

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Rooibos Ltd acknowledges long-serving employees

"Long-serving employees form the backbone of Rooibos Ltd because they help to ensure the continuity of the business. This time, we give acknowledgement to employees who have been with us for up to 35 years," says Gerda de Wet, Rooibos Ltd's Communication Manager.

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Stave off colds and flu with Rooibos power smoothies

If you're looking for natural ways to beat the cold and flu season, give your immune system a nutrient boost with these delicious, antioxidant-packed Rooibos smoothies.

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Top five teas to combat age-related health problems

In this article, Rooibos is referred to as a caffeine-free tea that helps to delay brain ageing. Rooibos can also balance blood sugar levels, help to prevent Type II diabetes, lower blood pressure and relieve digestive and respiratory problems.

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Try out these recipes with Rooibos as ingredient

Versatile Rooibos is used in recipes worldwide. We invite you to try out these: Rooibos iced teas, Rooibos-glazed chicken, Peach and Rooibos fruit gummies, Rooibos Sangria and Spicy Indian Chai Tea.

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The science behind Rooibos

Various studies have identified a range of health-enhancing compounds in Rooibos. This is a summary of mainstream research conducted on various aspects of Rooibos over the past five years - read more.

Latest findings on polyphenols and antioxidants in Rooibos

This three-year study looked at the variation in phenolic content and antioxidant activity of 114 fermented Rooibos samples, and how this is affected by different production seasons and quality grades. Click here for a summary of the research findings.

How to make a Rooibos face mask at home

This News24 video shows you how to make a cost-effective and nutrient-rich face mask using Rooibos, avocado, yoghurt and honey - ingredients you probably already have at home.

How to make a Rooibos foot scrub

Make an effective foot scrub from Rooibos leaves, Epsom salts and grape seed oil - watch this video to see how.