Rooibos is a red tea, full of minerals, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, sodium, iron, and manganese, as well as vitamin C and antioxidants. While rooibos contains a high level of antioxidants, there are two that are specifically found in high concentrations, aspalathin and nothofagin. These antioxidants have been shown to help the body fight free radical damage.
Health benefits of rooibos tea may include:
- Cancer prevention
- Improved heart health
- Treating digestive disorders
- Aiding mineral absorption
- Treating skin conditions
- Helping with anxiety and nervousness
- Improving sleep
Due to the high levels of minerals and vitamin C, red teas a great immune system boosters. Rooibos has no known side effects and is typically safe for people of any age, as well as women who are pregnant or nursing.