IN THIS ISSUE

What awaits you in this edition: See beautiful photographs of Clanwilliam's 15th Annual Lantern Festival, which was co-sponsored by Rooibos Ltd and which involved 700 local children. If you are a foodie, you'll enjoy the Rooibos recipes - from award-winning chef Luke Dale Roberts' Rabbit ham and foie gras to easy-to-make French toast and punch with rum and Rooibos. Most of the health articles in this edition focus on the ability of Rooibos to counter the effects of cardiovascular disease. Enjoy the read with a cup of Rooibos!

Rooibos Ltd supports 15th Annual Clanwilliam Lantern Festival

Storytelling with lanterns, music, dancing, drama, shadow puppets and 700 children - this is what the 15th annual Clanwilliam Lantern Festival was all about. Once again, Rooibos Ltd was one of the main sponsors of this event.

Read more and see photographs.

Rooibos Ltd offers workshop to train marshals for big events

On Saturday, 19 September 2015, some 40 residents from Clanwilliam attended a free workshop focusing on the skills required to manage crowds at big events. Rooibos Ltd offered this training free of charge to give community members access to job opportunities created by big events such as the annual Freshpak Fitness Festival. Read more and see photographs.

CAPTION: Front, from left: Rozanne, Nicole, Joline, Marvin, Michel and Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd. Back, from left: Jevon Kotze, Cederberg Municipality Disaster Management, Colleen Jacka and Clare Dodd Hodgson from Tri & Du Sport, Granville, Jacques, Edwill and Lionel.

 

Rooibos in recipes from around the world

Rooibos is versatile and is used in recipes worldwide. We invite you to try out the following: Caffeine-free iced tea recipes, Ultimate French Toast, Rooibos panna cotta, Raspberry iced tea lemonade, Autumn Leaves Punch, and Vanilla Rooibos Brûlée.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Rooibos smells like "pumpkin bread"

The California-based chain of convenience stores called Trader Joe's launched a Pumpkin Spice Rooibos herbal tea blend containing South African Rooibos, natural pumpkin flavour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. This blend smells like "pumpkin bread just out of the oven".

Read more.

Terre Mère's Rosehip & Rooibos cleanser delivers hydration and nourishment

Terre Mère, the Californian company that produces therapeutic beauty products made entirely of natural ingredients, introduced a facial cleanser that contains Rooibos and rosehip to deliver "healthy hydration and luxurious nourishment".

Rosehip & Rooibos Cleanser.

These proudly South African beauty products make the most of Rooibos

Whether you drink it or use it in skincare products, Rooibos is good for you. This Rooi Rose article discusses the benefits of antioxidant-rich Rooibos in skincare products such as moisturisers and body oils.

Dawn Lorraine Green Tea Nourishing Cleanser uses Rooibos as "anti-aging ingredient"

Dawn Lorraine Conscious Skincare, a California-based company that produces skincare products made from natural ingredients, offers a Green Tea Nourishing Cleanser that includes "effective anti-agers" such as organic Rooibos. Find out more.

 

The science behind Rooibos: Rooibos and cardiovascular protection

Various mainstream studies confirm the ability of Rooibos to help protect against cardiovascular disease, the narrowing of arteries and cholesterol damage.

Read more.

 

Drinking Rooibos can prevent heart disease

South Africa's Eyewitness News website featured an article on the benefits of Rooibos for those concerned about their heart health. One study showed that Rooibos not only protected against oxidative lipid damage, but also reduced total blood cholesterol levels by 10%.

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Spanish article talks about medicinal properties of Rooibos

The Spanish website Presspeople featured an article on the health benefits of fermented and green Rooibos, mentioning its immune-boosting and osteoporosis-fighting properties, among others.

Read article in Spanish.

12 amazing health benefits of drinking Rooibos

The Natural News blog, operated by the Taiwanese company Truth Publishing International, published an article on South African Rooibos, citing 12 reasons why this "caffeine-free and smooth tasting" drink is good for one's health.

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5 things you didn't know about herbal tea

Rooibos is ideal "if you're looking for a calorie free hit of sweetness". So says an article on the Irish Independent website explaining the benefits of herbal teas, including Rooibos.

Read more.

 

10 foods that make your heart younger

The America website Eat this! Health lists ten foods proven to strengthen your heart. Number 3 on the list is Rooibos, praised for its ability to help reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is directly tied to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Read more.

 

What is in Rooibos and why should be drinking it?

The New York based fashion and beauty website The Gloss says Rooibos is "one of the best tea varieties you can drink for skin-beautifying effects". Rooibos also has "a lot of antioxidants, which help to prevent and repair skin damage from the sun and environmental factors".

Read more.