What is Rooibos

What is Rooibos

What Is Rooibos? Are its medicinal benefits anywhere near what distributors and consumers of this red tea say they are? Rooibos is Afrikaans for “red bush”. Its scientific name is aspalathus linearis and is a member of the legume family of plants . Rooibos is an herb found in a small area in the the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa. The herb is used to make a tisane, or herbal elixer, with many health benefits. Popularly known as “red tea” or “redbush tea”, it is not related to tea from the camellia sinensis plant as is green or black tea. Continue reading

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