Share Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) January 9, 2017 Excellence Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea Healthy Tea Offer! Receive a 20% discount on our Organic Redbush, Green and Peppermint Teas! Simply enter the following code healthy2017 on the basket page and a 20% discount will be applied. This offer can only be used once per user and not in conjunction with our Pre Pay credit offer. Enjoy! Shop your 20% discount now Rooibos Tea, or, Redbush Tea as it is otherwise known, is made from the soft needle-like leaves of the wild South African plant, Aspalathus Linearis. It is only found on the slopes of Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. In our pursuit of quality we have expertly sourced the best grade rooibos of all from the majestic Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape Province. This gives Birchall Organic Redbush its deep red colour, soothing aroma and clear naturally sweet taste. As well as this wonderful taste it is also full of brilliant compounds that provide a plethora of health benefits, making it one of the best drinks available for giving the body a boost! Below are just some of the health benefits of drinking Rooibos Tea: It Can Improve Your Skin Many upscale skincare products contain Alpha-hydroxy acids as they are thought to help reduce the signs of ageing, including wrinkles and leave an illuminating glow. Rooibos tea is rich in these acids and also zinc, which is an important nutrient in assisting cell repair, healing wounds, protection against UV rays and reducing inflammation. A Rich Source in Anti-oxidants Rooibos Tea is an even richer source of anti-oxidants than Green Tea. Rich in Aspalathin and Nothofagin, which help protect the body by fighting free-radicals that attack healthy cells. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties, which assist in preventing heart related illnesses and boost the immune system in protection from common colds, viruses and the flu. It Can Improve Blood circulation and Lower Blood Pressure Rooibos tea contains the Chrysoeriols compound, which aids blood circulation and has been linked to reducing cholesterol. This also has the added effect of reducing blood pressure. It Promotes Healthy Hair Rooibos tea is rich in Zinc, Calcium, Copper and Potassium, which are all important minerals that support hair growth. Regularly drinking Rooibos tea may help increase hair growth and strengthen hair fibres so that hair grows healthy and strong. It Aids Digestion Rooibos tea is also rich in Antispasmodic agents that activate Potassium ions in the body. These agents help ease stomach cramps, abdominal pain and aid digestion. The tea may also be used as a natural remedy to irritable bowl syndrome. It’s Good for Bones and teeth Rooibos tea is rich in Manganese, Calcium and Fluoride. These minerals promote healthy bones and teeth. Manganese works by stimulating enzymes in the body used to help build more bone mass and repair damage. Fluoride is found in most toothpaste and is important for maintaining healthy teeth. And finally calcium, which as we all know is found in milk, is important for healthy, strong bones and teeth!