Health benefits

From the days of the early South African Settlers, Rooibos tea has been used to aid the relief of stomach cramps and stress. Studies also show that this tea relieves anti-spasmodic agents, which can relieve stomach cramping and colic in infants. Rooibos tea can soothe a baby's discomfort naturally and can be applied topically to help relieve nappy rash. Most children will drink Rooibos tea without added sugar or sweeteners.

Besides being caffeine free, containing no additives, preservatives or colorants, research has shown that Rooibos tea is rich in S.O.D. (Super Oxide Dismutase) anti-oxidants thereby limiting the effects of free radicals (a by-product of normal cell function) in the process of ageing and declining of the immune system.

It has also shown benefits in the treatment of allergies such as hay-fever, asthma and eczema. When applied directly to the skin, in liquid form, it has contributed to the ease of skin irritation such as nappy rash, acne, eczema and itching. Rooibos tea also contains almost no oxalic acid, making it a good beverage for people prone to kidney stones. In South Africa pregnant woman and nursing mothers drink Rooibos tea because it contains no caffeine.


Rooibos tea can be enjoyed hot or cold in the morning, midday, or evening as a healthy thirst quencher. The versatility of Rooibos tea allows it to be mixed with fruit juice and can then be enjoyed as an iced tea. Champagne or sparkling mineral water can also be added for flavor and colour. When cooking stews, soups, marinades or sauces the liquid content can be replaced with Rooibos tea to add additional flavor and colour. The mineral contents of iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and manganese can be found in Rooibos tea which contributes to every day healthy living.