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Found in South Africa, rooibos tea, also called red bush tea, is an herbal tea derived from the leaves of the Aspalathus linearis bush plant. It is not a true tea, but an herb. The health benefits of red rooibos tea are abundant. The caffeine free herb is red in color and has a smooth mellow taste that is quite pleasing.
Rooibos tea packs a powerhouse of antioxidants, including two polyphenols called aspalathin (which is unique to rooibos) and nothofagin (which is only found in rooibos and the New Zealand red beech). These amazing substances protect our bodies from the cell-damaging effects of free radicals. Rooibos is also a source of the many vitamins listed.
Rooibos tea has long been used in Africa to treat various skin conditions. It has a soothing effect on the skin and is known to relieve itching. The alpha hydroxy acid and zinc content of red tea are very good for the skin. It is helpful for skin irritations such as acne, rashes, sunburn, allergic reactions and eczema. The Alpha-hydroxy acids can reduce the signs of wrinkles and other premature aging symptoms. You can benefit form all the goodness that red tea has to offer by just drinking it or using it in skin products