IN THIS ISSUE

Promoting a healthy lifestyle, Rooibos Ltd supports a diversity of sports teams in various ways. New product launches include Audacia winery's sulphur-free Rooibos-wooded white wine and the anti-ageing skin-care range from African Extracts Rooibos. We also report on research findings that confirm, among others, the anti-diabetic and cancer-fighting properties of Rooibos. Also see our selection of Rooibos recipes - many of them banting friendly. Enjoy your Rooibos in a myriad of ways!

Young rugby and netball players receive sports jackets from Rooibos Ltd

Rooibos Ltd sponsored rugby jackets for Augsburg Agricultural Gymnasium's under 13 rugby team and netball jackets for the school's under 13 netball team. See photographs of teams in their Rooibos Ltd branded sportswear.

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Clanwilliam Veld Flower Bowls Tournament

In August this year, 56 bowls players competed in the annual Clanwilliam Wild Flower Bowls Tournament sponsored by Rooibos Ltd. Players came from as far afield as George in the Southern Cape. Says Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd, "Sponsoring a diversity of sports events and drawing people to Clanwilliam, the home of Rooibos, helps us to create ongoing awareness of Rooibos among all our stakeholder groups."

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Versatile Rooibos is used in recipes worldwide to enhance flavour, nutrition and colour. We invite you to try out these recipes: Raspberry & Rooibos iced tea, Blueberry Rooibos Iced Tea, Ice tea without sugar, Non-alcoholic sangria, Vegetable soup with beans and potatoes, Ostrich steak with Rooibos-infused cauliflower mash, Rooibos brûlée pancakes, Rooibos cheesecake with blueberry Amaretto sauce, Rooibos koeksisters and LCHF Rooibos tea gummies.

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African Extracts Rooibos launches new anti-ageing skin-care range

Rooibos is increasingly being used in skin products in the international beauty industry. The South African skin-care brand African Extracts Rooibos recently launched a range of anti-ageing skin products with antioxidant-rich Rooibos.

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Audacia Wines believes Rooibos can revolutionise the industry

Western Cape winery Audacia Wines launched the world's first white wine with no added sulphites or other preservatives. The winery used the antioxidant properties of Rooibos to preserve the wine naturally.

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DeeBee's tea pops aim to be the healthiest popsicle snacks

Canadian company DeeBee's "guilt-free summer snacks" includes frozen organic tea popsicles made with Rooibos and naturally sweetened with fruit and honey. These Rooibos-based allergen-free popsicles come in four flavours: Berries & Cherries, Dark Chocolate Mint, Toasted Coconut and Tropical Mango.

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Rooibos-based fruity beauty tea is caffeine-free and re-hydrates your skin

"If you find your skin is dehydrated, this tea is a tasty way to nourish your parched complexion." This is what MIYU Beauty's Hydrate Mi Beauty Tea - a mix of caffeine-free Rooibos with goji berries, rose petals and essence of snow pear - can do for your skin, says Trendhunter.com.

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Caffeine-free tea from DavidsTea was inspired by the banana split

Canadian-based tea merchants DavidsTea has created the "rich and creamy" Banana Split tea blend made from Rooibos, banana, cocoa, calendula and meringue powder.

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XIXO - Hungarian iced tea range made with Rooibos

The award-winning Hungarian soft drink company XIXO has added refreshing Rooibos-based fruit teas to its range of iced teas.

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The science behind Rooibos: Investigating the anti-diabetic effects of Rooibos

Various research initiatives confirm the ability of Rooibos to play a key role in the prevention of diabetes. See summarised research findings here.

Rooibos and Honeybush may be useful in the treatment of prostate and breast cancer

Rooibos and Honeybush may protect against cancer, which is set to increase significantly in South Africa in the next 15 years. Local researchers studying the anti-cancer properties of indigenous plants have come up with promising findings on the ability of these plants to protect against prostate and breast cancer.

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Aspalathus linearis against ethanol-induced effects on the mouse blood-brain barrier

This Master's thesis investigated the ameliorating effects of fermented Rooibos extract (Aspalathus linearis) against ethanol-induced effects on the mouse blood-brain barrier in an attempt to reverse the harmful oxidative effects of alcohol.

The benefits and "pleasant memories" of Rooibos

"There are several ways in which to enjoy Rooibos. Personally, I prefer to brew a 'cuppa' in the same old way we do with the usual black tea that we drink by the boatload. Although I don't drink six cups a day, a cup or two is not only healthy, but brings back pleasant memories of my visit to South Africa." So says Don Mercer, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, in this article on the benefits of Rooibos, featured on Inside Ottawa Valley.

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Fairhope resident initiates healthy living with Rooibos

In the recent years, there has been a sudden hike in the consumption of Rooibos among Fairhope residents in Alabama, USA. The major reason for this is their increasing awareness of a healthy lifestyle and declining interest in fast foods and sweet beverages like cola.

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Rooibos is one of four mood-boosting herbal teas

The Australian Natural Health Magazine featured an article on four herbal teas with health benefits. South African Rooibos is singled out for its "powerful antioxidants that help protect the body from environmental damage".

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Ward off under-eye dark circles and puffiness naturally with Rooibos

The Mom Bloggers Club network published an article on the benefits of Rooibos for your skin. This includes the ability of Rooibos to soothe sunburn and fight signs of ageing.

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Rooibos has anti-inflammatory properties

The Vietnamese website Health Plus published an article in which Rooibos is recommended for its ability to reduce inflammation and the chronic pain associated with inflammation. The high levels of antioxidants in Rooibos have a calming effect on pain.

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