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The Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea

In a world filled with a plethora of tea options, one particular variety stands out for its unique taste and numerous health benefits - rooibos tea. Pronounced "roy-boss," this herbal tea hails from the rugged regions of South Africa and has been gaining popularity around the globe. Renowned for its vibrant colour, earthy flavour, and remarkable health properties, rooibos tea has become a go-to beverage for health-conscious individuals. 

The name Rooibos means “red bush” because of its copper needle-like leaves, which infused, give a sweet earthy flavour and a dark orange liquor. The ideal base for Babingtons naturally sweet, and at the same time healthy, African Nights herbal tea blend.

Sometimes Rooibos is referred to as red tea, but in actual fact, it is not a tea at all. First of all, it does not come from the tea plant, Camelia Sinsensis, and secondly, it contains no caffeine. It does however contain minerals, fluorides, vitamins and a certain amount of antioxidants, which explains why many people enjoy Rooibos instead of green tea or coffee.

Keep reading to discover all the health benefits from enjoying a cup of Rooibos tea.

Packed with Antioxidants:

Rooibos tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants, making it an excellent choice for supporting overall health and well-being. The tea contains a range of polyphenols, including aspalathin and nothofagin, which help combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Antioxidants are known for their ability to neutralise harmful free radicals in the body, protecting cells from damage and boosting the immune system.

Promotes Heart Health:

Drinking rooibos tea can have a positive impact on heart health. Research suggests that the antioxidants present in rooibos tea may help lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Additionally, rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free, making it a suitable choice for individuals looking to limit their caffeine intake.

Supports Digestive Health:

Rooibos tea has been traditionally used to soothe various digestive ailments. The tea contains antispasmodic properties that can help relieve stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and indigestion. It is also believed to aid in reducing inflammation in the digestive tract and supporting a healthy gut.

Skin Nourishment:

In addition to internal health benefits, rooibos tea can also work wonders for your skin. The tea's high levels of antioxidants, including phenolic compounds, may help combat skin ageing by reducing the impact of free radicals on the skin cells. Some studies have also suggested that rooibos tea may help alleviate common skin conditions like eczema and acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Allergy Relief:

If you suffer from allergies, incorporating rooibos tea into your routine may provide relief. Rooibos tea contains quercetin, a natural antihistamine known to help alleviate allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and congestion. By drinking rooibos tea regularly, you may find some relief during allergy seasons.


Staying hydrated is vital for overall health, and rooibos tea is an excellent choice for hydration. With its refreshing flavour and absence of calories, caffeine, and additives, it can be enjoyed throughout the day without any guilt.

Rooibos tea offers a delightful and healthful alternative to traditional teas, with its unique taste and an array of benefits. Because of its benefits and its naturally sweet taste, our Rooibos African Nights tea is ideal for all the family, even for the youngest. You can choose to enjoy it hot or iced, at any time of the day because it is caffeine free.