Rooibos tea or red tea is a medicinal, herbal beverage that is acquired from the bush plant that is found in South Africa.Rooibos tea leaves can be quickly dried after picking to prevent oxidation and this is called green rooibos. When rooibos tea leaves are fermented, they turn an orange red color. The unfermented green rooibos tea has a higher antioxidant level. Fermented rooibos tea has a sweeter taste.
Rooibos benefits include improving heart health by positively affecting blood pressure. It may also lower bad” cholesterol and raise “good” cholesterol in people who are at risk of heart disease. Rooibos tea is full of health-promoting antioxidants. Red rooibos tea benefits also include fighting cancer. Certain antioxidants in rooibos tea have been shown to kill cancer cells and prevent tumor growth. Animal studies suggest that specific antioxidants in rooibos tea can help balance blood sugar and improve insulin resistance.
Rooibos is generally very safe to drink and negative side effects are extremely rare.