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Please enjoy this information on rooibos made available through the generosity of DMH Ingredients' adoption.

Aspalathus linearis (family Fabaceae) is a South African shrub from whose leaves a tea (infusion) is made that is high in antioxidants, and has low tannin content and no caffeine. It may protect against stroke, heart disease, and cancer.

Additional ABC Rooibos Resources

HerbalGram Articles

Rooibos Tea: Research into Antioxidant and Antimutagenic Properties. 2003;59:34-45.

HerbClip Reviews

Rooibos May Be Beneficial in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. HC# 111062-420, 3/15/2011.

Rooibos Tea Consumption Acutely Increases Plasma Antioxidant Capacity in Healthy Subjects. HC # 091062-417, 1/31/2011.

Comprehensive Review of Rooibos. HC# 100331-251, 2/27/2004.




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