Rooibos holds the potential to increase male fertility
Scientists claim that internationally, sperm counts have halved over the past 50 years, with close to 20% of men between the ages of 18 and 25 having sperm counts defined as abnormal. A recent study conducted on rats by the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) found that rats on red and green Rooibos with its high antioxidant content had a significantly higher sperm count and motility. Antioxidants prevent oxidative stress, which causes degenerative problems at cellular level on a variety of tissues, from organs to sperm. Although the studies were conducted on rodents, Rooibos could potentially have the same positive effect on men.