The health benefits of Rooibos

  • Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free (no decaffeination required).
  • Rooibos is low in tannin.
  • No negative effects of Rooibos have ever been recorded.
  • Many people report that Rooibos relieves allergies, sleep disorders, digestive problems and headaches. However, these claims are not yet supported by scientific research.
  • Many physicians, especially in South Africa, recommend Rooibos to soothe infant colic, but no formal studies have been done on this.
  • Rooibos can be enjoyed by those who want to avoid the stimulating effects of caffeine, especially late at night. Because of its zero caffeine content, Rooibos is also suitable for babies and infants, as well as breast-feeding mothers.
  • Rooibos is suitable as a fluid and electrolyte replacement for athletes.

Reducing the risk of cancer
“Rooibos and Honeybush teas provide a natural, rich source of compounds beneficial to your health and people should see these herbal teas as part of a healthy, sensible lifestyle that could alleviate the risk of cancer, and reduce its possible extent.”

Dr Janine Marnewick, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

An affordable drink with health-promoting properties
“While Rooibos is not a medicine, it is an affordable drink with potential health-promoting properties. Research is ongoing to find all the answers about this unique South African product.”

Prof Elizabeth Joubert, Agricultural Research Council, Infruitec-Nietvoorbij