The Healing Power of Rooibos

The Healing Power of Rooibos

Traditionally speaking, Rooibos is the iconic national beverage of South Africa. For centuries Rooibos tea has been used in South Africa because of its medicinal properties obtained from the aspalathus linearis bush plant. Rooibos is very versatile and you can enjoy it either hot or cold and mix and match herbs to bring out certain natural flavors of the Rooibos. This super plant is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium, and alpha-hydroxy acid. It also contains antioxidants like aspalathin and nothofagin and extremely potent and versatile phenolic compounds. Some studies have even shown that it contains 50% more antioxidants than green tea. As you’ve already seen, this herbal drink has many powerful elements. And here are some of the ways it can very beneficial for you to pick up a new tea obsession.

  • Improves skin complexion: Zinc is often used in the treatment of acne and related skin conditions this makes red rooibos tea the perfect element for skin care.
  • Supports strong bones: Rooibos tea contains many minerals that promote solid bone structure and healthy teeth, including manganese, and calcium.
  • Prevents inflammation: Rooibos tea also contains quercetin, known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities.
  • Promotes sleep: Rooibos is completely caffeine-free and has been shown to aid sleep.
  • Improves heart health: Rooibos is an anti-inflammatory, which means that it reduces blood pressure. It also promotes an increase in good cholesterol and prevents the bad cholesterol from hanging out on the walls of your arteries and blood vessels. This protects you from various heart conditions such as heart attack, and stroke.
  • Treats colic: Is traditionally used in South Africa to treat colicky infants
  • Helps control diabetes: Rooibos also contains Aspalathin, which is a rare antioxidant that can help balance blood sugar, improve insulin resistance, and glucose absorption by muscles, and boosts insulin secretion from the pancreas.
  • Treats allergies: Rooibos tea is often traditionally used to treat allergies like eczema, hay fever, and bronchitis in many parts of South Africa.
  • Delays aging: The abundance of antioxidants present in rooibos tea won’t allow you to live forever, but they can slow down the aging process and also boost the strength of your immune system.
  • Promotes good blood circulation: Thanks to the rare nutrients like quercetin in Rooibos tea, this beverage hot or cold, promotes good blood circulation and also obstructs hemorrhaging.
  • Helps you lose weight: In some studies researchers in South Africa discovered that consuming rooibos causes increased leptin secretion. Which is instrumental in weight loss.
  • Aids in digestion: The natural compounds in Rooibos is a very helpful way to maintain good digestive health.

Rooibos Teas:

  • Renovation Tea: Red Rooibos — Rooibos Tea is naturally caffeine free and has been used for generations by South Africans for anything from a delicious hot beverage to an ancient homeopathic treatment for various ailments from colic to dry skin.
    • Ingredients: Rooibos
  • Renovation Tea: Vanilla Rooibos — Our Rooibos Vanilla Tea is rich and warm with the aroma of vanilla with mellow Rooibos herb from South Africa. Soothing, sweet and smooth vanilla fragrance with the same health benefits of the famous Red Rooibos
    • Ingredients: Rooibos
  • Renovation Tea: Green Rooibos —Green Rooibos is a hearty tea and once brewed it produces a soft golden color with an amber hue, and warm scent. This tea is considerably higher in antioxidants, trace minerals, and nutrients, when compared to traditional Rooibos, which helps to explain its explosive popularity with those of us who are health conscious.
    • Ingredients: Rooibos

Healthy Eats: Braised Eggs and Veggies

Ingredients:

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon Renovation Tea: Grilling Herbs
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 small garlic cloves, crushed with the back of a knife
  • 1 red chile pepper, roughly chopped
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 1 ⅓ lbs zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 leaves rainbow chard, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons dill
  • ⅓ cup roughly crumbled feta
  • 6 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon Aleppo pepper

Instructions:

  1. Peel one lemon, removing 4 strips of zest. Juice the lemon and reserve 1 tablespoon.
  2. Add the oil, garlic, chopped red chili pepper, lemon zest strips, Renovation Tea: Grilling Herbs and salt to in a large pan, over medium heat.
  3. Gently cook for 2 to 4 minutes, stirring until the oil begins to bubble. Decrease the heat to low, add the zucchini slices and continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often, until the zucchini is tender and beginning to brown. Stir in the chard and cook until wilted.
  4. Drain the zucchini and chard, saving the oil. Return the vegetables to the saute pan. Stir in the remaining herbs, reserved lemon juice and feta. Create holes with the spoon and carefully break an egg into each hollow, between the zucchini and chard.
  5. Cover the pan with the lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes over medium-high heat, or until preferred level of doneness of the eggs.
  6. While the eggs are cooking, add butter to the saved oil and gently heat and stir until mixture begins to brown, then drizzle over the eggs as a sauce when they’re done.
  7. To garnish sprinkle with the aleppo chili, salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot with the juice from the remaining lemon squeezed on top.
  8. Enjoy!

**Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Renovation Tea does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Renovation Tea are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

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