Homegrown Rooibos Tea May Be Able To Alleviate Bothersome Nasal Allergies

For many South Africans that suffer from allergies, Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) has been a welcome remedy, but up till now, evidence has been scant to support this notion. Given the high cost of allergy and asthma medication, local researchers from the University of Cape Town are now examining the extent to...

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Rooibos Research on the Move

The SA Rooibos Council (SARC) is ramping up research efforts to better understand exactly how our indigenous Rooibos tea could help tackle some of the most prevalent diseases of our time. A hefty R4.5-million will be invested into further researching Rooibos' potential to reduce allergies, heart disease, diabetes and skin cancer...

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Scientists Concur: Rooibos’ Potential to Curb Heart Disease Undeniable

Soon cardiologists from all over the world could be prescribing Rooibos as part of the therapeutic approach to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD). So says Prof. Amanda Swart from the Biochemistry Department at Stellenbosch University following an in-depth examination of peer-reviewed studies spanning the last two decades that were conducted on the...

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Women In Science Honoured For Their Contribution To Rooibos

Female scientists have been at the forefront of researching Rooibos – one of the country’s most treasured natural resources. The first documented scientific research on the healing properties of Rooibos in the early 1990’s started a chain reaction, which hasn’t let up. Today, largely due to the vast amount of research...

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