Rooibos “red bush” is a naturally caffeine-free herbal plant that grows only in South Africa, in the mountains and valleys of the Cedarberg region near Cape Town.
Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries, particularly among health-conscious consumers (like most visitors to Cafe Om), due to its high level of antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin, its lack of caffeine and its low tannin levels compared to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidized green tea leaves. It is purported to assist with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems.
Here’s a summary of the benefits:
•Acts as an antioxidant and increases SOD levels
•Prevents DNA damage
•Cardiovascular protection through ACE inhibition
•Suppresses fasting glucose levels
•Improves glucose uptake and insulin secretion after a meal
•Aids in liver tissue regeneration
•Lowers blood pressure
•Acts as a bronchodilator and antispasmodic
•Inhibits lipid peroxidation and brain aging
•Rooibos extract improves immune defects such as HIV
Visit Cafe Om today to get your delicious red latte, espresso or tea.