South Africa is the birthplace of a very beneficial plant.

South Africa is the birthplace of a very beneficial plant.

South Africa is the birthplace of a very beneficial plant. It can be called Rooibos or red tea. I do invite you to make some space in your kitchen for this unique plant as using it can bring you a lot of value. 

Rooibos is the tea made from the leaves of a bush plant growing in South Africa. Initially, the leaves of those plants were used to make herbal drugs, which already gives you an idea of how healthy this tea is.

In a specific area of South Africa, settlers discovered that the delicate, leaves of the Aspalathus linearis plant make a tasty and aromatic drink. The leaves and delicate stems were chopped and bruised before being left to ferment and later dried in the African Sun. Today, the process of making Rooibos or Red Tea is much the same, but of course, the methods are now mechanised and modernised.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, a Russian immigrant became interested in Rooibos and realised that the plant had a selling potential. He started buying it from local farmers. The fact that the immigrant came from a family who had been in the tea industry in Europe for centuries provided him with the know-how to market this new “mountain tea”.

The beautiful thing about Red Tea is that it is naturally sweet and that it does not need sugar, which makes it the ideal replacement to the limitless number of espresso and teacups we drink during the day. Unfortunately, this doesn’t give you the same kick that caffeine does, so you won’t precisely be bouncing off the walls. However, the fact it has no caffeine makes it the perfect alternative to reduce the number of coffee cups you’re tempted to have in the day. As you know, excess caffeine has some effects, like restlessness and incapability to fall asleep and I am sure you want to avoid these. Drinking Red Tea is an excellent way to kick out the coffee dependency and cut down on sugar intake. Rooibos is also rich in alpha-hydroxy acid and zinc, two nutrients which might be potent for the dermis because they fight uneven skin tone, pimples and sunburn.

These two nutrients also have a positive effect on the prevention of hair loss, given that it removes the dead skin cells that are clogging the hair follicles, stopping any new hair from developing.

You can see Rooibos Red Tea at any gourmet store nowadays. It is no longer precisely the most affordable item. Nevertheless, it can bring a lot of value to discover if these miracle advantages kick in for you. Once you get your fingers on it though, enjoy the taste of Africa.

You can drink this tea by mixing it with some milk and even a little tiny bit of sugar.  Or you can drink it just plain.

If you want to know more about how to use this rich drink, read more about the Red Tea Detox here

Be Wild, Be Wise, Be Women

EvaMaria

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10 thoughts on “South Africa is the birthplace of a very beneficial plant.

  1. Stratos K

    I had never tried red tea myself but it certainly sounds intriguing from your article. And something I definitely like is the fact that is has sweet taste as I cannot drink normal tea without sugar which I don’t like very much. I will try to find and try it as both me and my wife are fans of tea in general.

    1. EvaMaria

      This is so nice Stratos that you want to try the Red Tea for yourself.  I can assure you that I like the taste.  Especially the combination of the Red Tea and the other herbs and spices (5 in total) that make a real healthy synergy.   As I mentioned in other comments: I can concentrate all afternoon on my work without feeling uncomfortable while sipping tea continuously.  I cannot do that on coffee, black tea, green tea or any other beverage without feeling bloated, nauseated, with stomach cramps or other side effects.  Also, drinking this Red Tea keeps me hydrated and it does not keep me awake at night.  Now if you take the mix of the Rooibos with the other ingredients and you ad to it the exercise and food program, it is a total lifestyle change that will benefit your wife and you and give you better health.  So, why not go for it?

      Warm regards

      EvaMaria 

  2. Benjamin

    rooibos red tea is beneficial to the health of anyone. infact Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. there is also Unfermented green rooibos tea and it is available in south africa. the Rooibos tea has a sweet, delicate, and earthy flavor. It contains several antioxidants, which cofirms some of the tea’s health benefits.can it be found in other countries in africa?

    1. EvaMaria

      You can find Rooibos or Red Tea in many countries.  Even in my little shop in the middle of nowhere in inland Spain.   Or do you refer to the bush itself?  Then I must say that so far only the region of Cederberg Mountains have the combination of climate and soil to host this plant.  As far as I know, the plant is not growing outside that region (yet).

  3. Jennifer

    south africa is a very rich ground for so many plants. the Rooibos tea is gaining popularity as a delicious and healthy beverage. it has been Consumed in southern Africa for centuries and has become a beloved drink around the world. most people praise rooibos for its potential health benefits, claiming that its antioxidants can protect against cancer, heart disease and stroke. how true is this?

    1. EvaMaria

      Dear Jennifer,

      This is always the tricky question: how can you prove somebody did not get cancer because he drank Red Tea. This is very difficult and hard to prove.  Yet, the composition of the plant can be analyzed so you can understand what benefits it could have if used on a regular basis.  Iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium, antioxidants and no caffeine.  All those oligo elements are extremely important for the well functioning of our organism and body.  So drinking Rooibos will always benefit you as you absorb these elements naturally and not in a (synthetic) vitamin pill.  We know what effect all these elements have on all the different parts of the body, organs or functions: sleeping better, lowering blood sugar levels, having stronger bones, better cholesterol levels among other things.  There are two things you can do to get convinced that Red Tea is helping in your health: trusting the scientific research done by the Cancer Association of South Africa, and other researchers.  Or second possibility:  have your blood examined before taking the Red Tea Detox and use the Red Tea Detox for 6 months or a year and test again.   See for yourself what is different and how your personal numbers have changed.  Is this waterproof?  Unfortunately no, as everyone is different and blood tests are only a ‘momentum’.  But it gives a good idea.  I decided to drink the Red Tea and I like it very much.  I can drink a whole pot of tea in the afternoon while working, without feeling bloated, nervous, having cramps.  So it is a perfect drink when I am working at my office in the afternoon and need something to sip.  I would suggest you try it out.  You can just find out about the formula and make the mix yourself or you can enlist in the program and have all the extra benefits of real guidance to change your lifestyle from what it is to a healthy one.  If you have more questions about the benefits of the tea, do not hesitate to contact me again.

      Warm regards

      EvaMaria

  4. Vwegbah

    Hello Eva, I heard heard about red some few weeks ago and the numerous benefits that it has. However I never knew the birthplace of this very beneficial plant called red tea; good to know that it is from Africa (S Africa precisely). I am being curious now. Is it only in South Africa that this plant can be grown or it is spreading gradually arou the world just like other beneficial plants did?

    Best regard!

    1. EvaMaria

      Hi Vwegbah,  the plant Aspalathus linearis is not only from South Africa but from a very precise region in South Africa, the Cederberg Mountains.  I could not find out if the plant (the Rooibos or Red Bush) is also grown in other places of the world. 

      The native environment for Rooibos has a unique temperature range which drops to freezing in the winter and reaches up to 48°C in the summer, similar to a Mediterranean climate.  The plant prefers deep coarse acidic sandy soil.  

      So I think it could be grown in other places of the world with similar conditions.  What I could find is that there are several touristic routes to visit the plantations and also that the name Rooibos is protected.  So you could not label your tea as Rooibos if the origin of the plant was not of the Cederberg region.  

      I hope this answers your question adequately enough.

      Warm regards

      EvaMaria

  5. PeterMinea

    Hello EvaMaria!

    South Africa is an interesting country, we Europeans and Americans should be more curious to find out more about other people that reside on the opposite side of the Earth!

    I did not know that the Red Tea existed, I am wondering what it tastes like, what its scent is. Being naturally sweet makes it nifty, while preventing us from “needing” to add sugar into it. Also, its color looks nice, it should be delightful to take a cup of Rooibos at the dawn or in the evening while admiring the nature!

    You said it is available at gourmet stores. Does it mean we can find Rooibos in Europe?

    Kind regards, Peter

    1. EvaMaria

      Hi Peter, you can find Rooibos in the stores.  I bought mine in a health store. It is naturally sweet because it is actually not from the tea plant.  Black tea or green tea is always bitter in taste.  I found my Rooibos in a very small health store in the shopping mall in Guadalajara.  In Spain, especially the inland, people are not so aware yet of ecological things, so in my opinion: if I can find it here, you can find it anywhere.  Of course, to have the Red Tea of the detox program, you have to add some other ingredients. These ingredients are also easy to find.  It is very important to mix it properly as the different ingredients work synergetically. But if you do not want to be bothered with the shopping and mixing, then just join the program and the Red Tea, mixed properly with all the necessary ingredients, will be sent to you.  Easy as that.  

      And if you really want to enjoy a cool iced Red Tea on a warm summer night or having it just after a short morning walk instead of your coffee, I always can invite you to Finca Los Motivos and serve you a nice cup.

      Warm regards.

      EvaMaria

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