ROOIBOS AND HONEYBUSH: TEA INDIGENOUS TO SOUTH AFRICA
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Rooibos and Honeybush are the perfect partners for a delicious, health-promoting and thirst quenching beverage! While both these popular indigenous South African teas have been used by local cultures for centuries, the continual scientific evidence is now proving their numerous health benefits. Honeybush, an indigenous shrub from the Cape fynbos biome, contains essential minerals and antioxidants.
Fast facts about Honeybush
Scientific name: Cyclopia meyeriana, it owes its name to the yellow, honey-scented flowers that cover the bushes during spring and is part of South Africa’s unique fynbos biome.
The use of Honeybush tea was first documented in 1705. The first time it was harvested from a commercial plantation was in 1996 and the official Honeybush industry emerged in 1999 when the South African Honeybush Producers Association (SAHPA) was formed, later renamed as the South African Honeybush Tea Association (SAHTA).
- Management of obesity, cholesterol and diabetes
- Alleviates colds and allergies, asthma and chest congestion
- Eases nausea and stomach pains
- Relieves menopause symptoms
- Low in tannins
- Caffeine free
- Ideal for people suffering from digestive problems, including children
- Lowers blood pressure
Make yourself a cup of Annique Rooibos and Honeybush tea as you sit back and relax!
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