Why Rooibos is good for you

Rooibos can help to protect against lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease because of its rich antioxidant content and low tannin content. It is also naturally caffeine free and comes with a host of other health benefits.

  • Source of antioxidants: Rooibos is a good source of antioxidants and is the only known source of a potent antioxidant aspalathin, which could play a role in combating several lifestyle diseases.
  • No caffeine: Unlike black and green teas, Rooibos is naturally caffeine free (not decaffeinated) and therefore suitable for children, infants and breast-feeding mothers.
  • Well-researched health benefits: Rooibos has proven cancer-fighting properties in animal research studies, and exciting new research points towards the role that Rooibos can play in promoting heart health and preventing diabetes.
  • Low tannin content: Rooibos contains low amounts of tannin. (Tannins are astringent, bitter-tasting plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins and interfere with iron absorption in the body.)
  • No side effects: After centuries of use, no negative side effects of Rooibos have ever been recorded.