Rooibos Tea has recently appeared on the Russian market. According to one of the Chinese confessions, his gods gave ordinary people to bring them energy, strength and eternal youth. In the Bushmen tribes, Rooibos tea is not just a refreshing drink, but also a healing remedy.
What is this increasingly popular drink? What is included in its composition? What are its useful properties? Are there any contraindications to the use of this tea? Let's try to understand.
What is Rooibos?
Rooibos (Rooibos) is a beverage produced by brewing the shoots and leaves of The aspalathus linearis shrub belonging to the Legume family and growing in South Africa. In Russia you can find two types of it: green and red.
Red tea Rooibos obtained by collecting twigs and bark of the shrub, as well as their further fermentation. This red drink has a sweet and sour taste and a specific aroma, reminiscent of custard hay. Green Rooibos tea is made by gathering the needles in the bushes and further steaming. The taste of this drink tart.
To date, many well-known manufacturers add to their range of tea Rooibos.
The Composition of Rooibos tea
One Cup need approximately 3 g of dry leaves. This amount contains the following substances:
- iron – 0,07 g;
- calcium – 1,09 g;
- potassium – 7.12 g;
- fluorine – 0.22 g;
- copper – 0.07 g;
- manganese – 0.04 g;
- magnesium – 1,67 g;
- zinc – 0.04 g;
- sodium – 6.16 g;
- phenol carboxylic acids;
- aromatic oils;
Due to the lack of caffeine in the composition of this tea can be consumed by young children and people suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular system. Since the drink contains glucose, it is pleasant to drink even without the use of sugar.
How to brew Rooibos tea?
Tea Rooibos brew on one of two techniques:
- Dry welding is filled with water and brought to a boil. After 2 minutes, the drink is removed from the heat. Then it can be poured into cups.
- Dry welding is filled with boiling water, covered with a lid. 5 minutes is enough, to let the drink brew.
3 g of dry welding is required For preparation of drink. You can use 1 teaspoon for greater strength.
The first method of brewing tea is quite rich and tasty, but contains a small amount of antioxidants. As you know, they prolong youth, preventing aging. The second method of brewing antioxidants can save more, if not too long to withstand the infusion.
Note! Experts do not recommend brewing tea in a clay pot. According to them, the clay robs the beverage of its inherent flavor.
Rooibos Tea can be drunk chilled or hot. The main thing that it was freshly prepared. The drink looks beautiful in a Cup and kettle made of transparent glass. However, also suitable porcelain or porcelain crockery.
Useful properties of Rooibos tea
Nutritionists paid special attention to the unique properties of Rooibos tea. They believe that the composition is suitable for the use of the drink in order to reduce weight.
The Beneficial properties of Rooibos tea are:
- helps to fight such dangerous diseases as osteoporosis, cancer, as well as diseases caused by radiation;
- benefits from allergies, asthma, eczema and other diseases;
- reduces pressure;
- has antispasmodic and antiseptic properties;
- reduces nervous tension;
- restore the work of the gastrointestinal tract, helps with poisoning, eliminates heartburn and belching;
- contributes to the development of bones;
- make up for the lack of vitamin C in the human body;
- supports potassium-sodium balance, which is especially important for physical activity;
- relieves inflammation in the body;
- reduces gas formation in the intestine, which is important for young children.
Thanks to such useful properties Rooibos tea is used in folk medicine.
Features of use
Tea Rooibos for some is ordinary daily drink to. Others find it more widely used. It can be drunk with chamomile, lemon, cinnamon, dried fruits and other additives. There is an opportunity to buy tea with the taste and aroma of chocolate, strawberries, vanilla. If desired, the drink is added sugar, honey or milk. However, it is better to use it in its pure form to fully experience the extraordinary taste and aroma.
In Addition, Aspalathus linearis leaves are used in cooking. They are used for making marmalade, stew, sauces. They can also be included in the recipe for cocktails, soups or punch. Interestingly, some cooks recommend the use of Rooibos tea for baking in the dough instead of milk. If you pour a little drink into the mold while baking apples, their taste will become more delicate and juicy.
Women can use tea to wash and also to prepare healing baths. It has a positive effect on the skin, refreshes it, prevents premature formation of wrinkles, eliminates peeling. Rooibos is used in the cosmetic industry in the production of strengthening agents and shampoos for hair. After sunburn, you can lubricate the skin infusion to remove the main symptoms.
Rooibos Tea is used as a natural dye. It is used for dyeing fabrics. The color is quite stable and saturated.
Tea leaves are suitable for watering houseplants, acting as a natural fertilizer.
Harm and contraindications
As you know, even natural products have contraindications and side effects. They did not pass and Rooibos tea. It is not recommended for people suffering from allergic reactions to the components contained in the drink. Especially carefully you need to take tea with chocolate, strawberries, strawberries and other products that are potential allergens.
Despite the fact that this drink has a healing effect on the whole body, during pregnancy and breastfeeding it is desirable to refrain from it. The fact is that the exact results of studies on such situations have not yet been obtained.
People suffering from liver and kidney diseases, it is necessary to refuse tea Rooibos or drink it in a minimum amount. When used in large volumes (more than 2 liters), the drink can cause swelling of tissues.
Do Not drink tea for people undergoing chemotherapy, including radiation. For cancer patients who are diagnosed with hormone-dependent cancer, the drink will do more harm than good.
Of Course, tea Rooibos can be attributed to a means of folk medicine, because it effectively copes with many diseases, if you include it in the complex treatment of the body. However, it is not recommended to make a decision on its application on your own. Regardless of how it will be used – for medicinal purposes or as a daily drink – you must first consult with a specialist. In addition, we must remember that tea Rooibos – it's just a natural and delicious drink, and not a unique cure for all diseases.