South Africa: Zebrafish Research Reveals Green Rooibos Tea's Anxiety-Busting Properties
[The Conversation Africa] Rooibos tea is a uniquely South African product. The plant, Aspalathus linearis, grows mainly in the Cederberg area of the country's Western Cape province. And it's not just a tasty beverage. It is caffeine-free; research has proved that it has anti-inflammatory properties. It's also been found to ease pain and reduce allergies. Rooibos is also good for heart health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Minister Hails EU Designation of Rooibos
[Govt of SA] Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer welcomes the announcement that the European Commission has approved the registration of the designation 'Rooibos'/'Red Bush' in its Register of Protected Designations of Origin and Protected Geographical Indications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Rooibos tea prevents cancer and promotes healthy hearts
HOW TO live longer: For a nation of tea lovers, one beverage comes up top. Rooibos tea contains a copious amount of health benefits making it the drink to help with a healthier you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 7 benefits of rooibos tea
Rooibos tea is a delicious alternative to green or black tea. It is naturally caffeine-free and has many other potential health benefits. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Africa:Traditional African Medicine and Conventional Drugs - Friends or Enemies?
[The Conversation Africa] Africa is home to an extensive and diverse medicinal plant life. This includes commonly used herbs like Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis), Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), Buchu (Agathosma betulina), Cape Aloe (Aloe ferox) and Hoodia (Hoodia gordonii). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Maybe the healthiest wine in the world
When I was in South Africa last year, I met a revolutionary winemaker… His wine was completely organic. It had no toxins, and it contained powerful antioxidant properties. It was infused with a local herb called rooibos, also known as “red bush.” You may have seen rooibos tea on supermarket shelves. I immediately knew this wine should be made widely available in America — and I’m still hopeful a distributor will bring it here. I enjoy a nice glass of red wine from time to time, but the trouble with most of the wines sold in America is that they’re loaded with dangerous chemicals. Winemaking was once a very simp...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health additives natural organic Sulfites wine Source Type: news

South Africa: Does Rooibos Tea Reduce Stress Hormones, Helping You Lose Weight?
[Africa Check] Researched by Petrie Jansen van Vuuren (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone's cup of tea
Citizen scientists are being sought for a project which will see tens of thousands of teabags buried in wetlands to monitor carbon sequestrationAustralian scientists have launched a project to bury tens of thousands of teabags in wetlands around the world. They are hoping others will sacrifice a few cups of tea and join in to discover how efficient different wetlands are at capturing and storing carbon dioxide.Lipton green tea and red tea “rooibos” varieties will be used in the project, which already involves more than 500 scientists in every continent except Antarctica.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Carbon capture and storage (CCS) Australia news Environment Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change Science Tea Energy Source Type: news

Trading Queen, Inc. to Participate in Upcoming ECRM Event
Popular brand of Rooibos tea brings line to largest retail show(PRWeb June 12, 2016)Read the full story at (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rooibos: Better Than Green Tea For Many Reasons
When I hiked Table Mountain on my last trip to South Africa, the locals told me about an herb that is better than green tea that kept them disease-free. African Bushmen have used this herb since before recorded history, but it’s still pretty rare here in America. Studies on this plant are being done all over the world. But not in the U.S. Because Big Pharma and the FDA aren’t interested in a natural cure that can’t be patented — or profited from. What is This South African Herb? I’m talking about an herb called Rooibos — or red bush in Afrikaans. Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) provides a whole l...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Rooibos wine targets health-conscious drinkers
In South Africa's scenic wine growing Western Cape, the Audacia winery wants to revolutionize the region's famous industry after patenting a new technique that used Rooibos and Honeybush in the production of wine, beer and ciders. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

From A to Z, A Nerd's Guide To Herbal Tea
Stop right there: Before you reach for yet another cup of joe, consider the benefits of a nice cup of herbal tea. While it’s not quite tea by the proper definition -- traditional black, white and green teas are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, while herbal teas, or tisane, can be brewed with a wide variety of herbs and spices -- going herbal will add new flavor to your life. You can reap benefits for both your mind and your body by engaging in the centuries-old tradition of tea drinking. Since the world of herbal tea is so vast, we’ve partnered with Traditional Medicinals to put together an A-to-Z primer....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Rooibos Helps Prevent Cancer - Study
[SA Info]Rooibos extracts in skin care products can help prevent the development of skin cancer and even delay the onset of malignant tumours, a recent study by Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba, a doctoral student at Stellenbosch University, has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Harmony Chai Voluntary Recall of Concentrated Black Spiced Chai and Decaffeinated Rooibos Chai
Harmony Chai of Eastsound, WA is voluntarily recalling its Concentrated Black Spiced Chai and Decaffeinated Rooibos Chai because it may not be properly processed. Although Harmony Chai has received no complaints of illness related to the consumption of the recalled product, there is a potential hazard that can occur when tea beverages are inadequately processed. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 29, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Why I'm on the Fast Diet
Fasting diets are all the rage. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been on one since New Year, and it seems to be working. But how long will it last?I'm not a serial dieter, or any kind of dieter, but I am interested in what we eat, how we eat, and how it affects our health. Sometimes I think, with mounting impatience, that it's all so bloody obvious. Michael Pollen has it pretty much right in his book In Defence of Food: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Five a day is the government's rather patronising version of that – and woefully fails to emphasise how important it is that most of those ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Obesity Diets and dieting Health & wellbeing Food drink Features Chefs Life and style Food science Source Type: news