Benefits of Red Tea: Is It As Good As They Say?

So you have read on a magazine about the benefits of the Red Tea and now you begin to wonder is it truly as good as they say? Does Red Tea have so many health benefits like they make you believe?

Red Tea: Rooibos

Rooibos tea is becoming very popular not only for its exquisite flavor but for its health benefits.

Although we call it “tea”, it is an infusion obtained from the plant called Aspalathus Linearis, very common in South Africa and which has been part of their culture for centuries.

In non-specialized stores it is often labeled as “rooibos red tea” or “red tea without theine”, but it should not be confused with the real red tea or Pu-her, which is obtained from the leaves of the tea tree. The only thing that the rooibos and put-her have in common is their color.

From the rooibos plant, which shows its yellow flowers in summer, the leaves that are left to dry.

When they are collected and processed fresh, you get the green rooibos tea, which actually has a yellowish color. Neither of them contains caffeine .

The aroma and flavor of rooibos tea are pleasant, sweet and a little more herbal than real tea. It is usually drunk as black tea: adding milk or stevia. More recently in some countries, it is offered as ice tea, espresso, and cappuccinos.

Rooibos tea benefits for health

 

Much of the popularity of rooibos tea is based on that it does not contain caffeine, and that it is very rich in antioxidants (polyphenols). These compounds that are also present in traditional tea, are responsible for maintaining the youth of our cells, the immune system and freeing the organism from the toxic action of free radicals. That’s why they are called antioxidants. For this reason, the most outstanding benefits of rooibos tea for health are:

Fight insomnia

 

Having no caffeine or theine can be drunk by people who want to avoid tea because the stimulant effect of these substances prevents them from falling asleep. By eliminating caffeine from the diet, it also decreases the level of stress and improves mood, resulting in effective measures to combat insomnia. A cup of rooibos tea is recommended before going to bed.

Improves cardiac health

Rooibos tea is very good for your heart. It contains chrysoeriol, a flavonoid that improves blood circulation by relaxing blood vessels. It is also related to the reduction of bad cholesterol levels.

 

Decreases blood pressure

A 2016 study conducted by the Technological University of Cape Town, South Africa, proved that rooibos helps to reduce arterial hypertension by regulating the hormones secreted by the adrenal gland.

Red Tea also prevents atherosclerosis of diabetics.

A common complication of diabetes is atherosclerosis, which causes hardening and inflammation of the arteries due to the imbalance of cholesterol and high glucose levels. Aspalathine and Nothofagus, two chemical compounds present in rooibos tea, are anti-inflammatory throughout the vascular system and are thought to be the key to treating possible complications of diabetes related to the heart.

 

Prevents diabetes and cancer

The direct effect on diabetes is closely related to the antioxidant capacity of rooibos. When its effects against diabetes and cancer were investigated, rooibos tea showed “a significant therapeutic potential for preventing the onset of the two diseases or their progression,” according to research published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine.

Improves digestion

Drinking rooibos tea is a good way to maintain digestive health, especially if you suffer from frequent abdominal pains or diarrhea. Several compounds found in tea work as antispasmodic nutrients, preventing abdominal pain and reducing the onset of diarrhea and colic.

Help to lose weight

Rooibos tea is one of the drinks that help burn fat, due to the presence of polyphenols (especially flavonoids) that contain the leaves of this plant. Along with other types of tea and a balanced diet is a very effective option to lose weight.

It has been studying how is the slimming mechanism of rooibos and it seems that it does so because it stimulates the secretion of leptin in the fat cells, which gives us the sensation of satiety.

Improves the skin

Rooibos tea components are widely used in the cosmetic industry to prepare anti-wrinkle creams. This is due to the antioxidant effect that we mentioned. When drinking it, it also rejuvenates our skin for this same effect.

It can be taken as pregnant



Many pregnant women avoid drinks with caffeine because they are stimulating or because they are at risk of high blood pressure.

Rooibos tea is a healthy option with an excellent sweet taste that has the same antioxidant effects as green tea.

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13 Responses

  1. Dale says:

    Honest to God I had never heard of red tea until I stumbled upon this article.  After reading this article I am going to waste no time in introducing red tea to my daily diet.

    Being diabetic and over weight I could use all the help I can get.

    I thank you for taking the time to do the research and put it all together for us.  Im sure an article of this sort is going to attract a lot of people.

    Dale

  2. Mariah says:

    Wow, rooibos tea certainly seems like a miracle supplement. I can’t believe that it helps with so many things. It is especially surprising that it can help prevent diabetes and cancer. That’s some pretty powerful stuff. I sometimes have trouble sleeping and I wonder if this red tea might help me on those nights. I will have to give it a try. My only question is, does it actually taste good? I am not a tea lover and I usually don’t drink it at all because I have never found a flavor of tea that I’ve really liked.

    • Barbara S. says:

      Hi Mariah, I am not a tea person myself, I like infusions but teas have never been my favorite. Saying so  Red Tea is something very special and it has a very mild, delicate flavor, not your typical tea at all

  3. Denis says:

    Hi there,

    I am a type 2 diabetic and was actively looking for ways to reduce my blood sugar level and ended up on your website.  I am already aware that antioxidants are very helpful to keep my blood sugar levels down, but I was not aware that rooibos tea is full of them and would help me keep those levels down.  There is also the fact that it helps weight loss which is one of the major factors of my diabetes in the first place.  I am grateful to have found yet another way to keep my diabetes under control.  Thank you for this helpful article!

  4. ajibola40 says:

    There is no doubt about all the advantages that red tea has. I love the article you have touched many subjects I was not aware of it, the fact that Red tea helps to make the bones strong and healthy or that pregnant women can drink it. 

    Thank you very much for sharing all this with us.

  5. Stephanie says:

    I love tea, although my preference tends to be green jasmine or jasmine by itself as well as teas for sleep. I have not yet tried rooibos tea. I would be most interested in it for its antioxidant properties, especially its skincare benefits and the benefits for heart health.

    You mention that it is a good evening tea because it doesn’t have caffeine, would you consider it good to help you fall asleep?

    • Barbara S. says:

      The Teas itself doesn’t have any properties particularly related to help you sleep, but I find when I take it at night the aroma and smells make me relax and get to a better state of mind and then I  am kind of ready to sleep ….

  6. oluwakay says:

    An herbal tea from South Africa, rooibos is a delicious, caffeine-free way to upgrade your tea habit. Boasting 50 percent more antioxidants than green tea, rooibos tea touts more benefits than green, black, and maybe even matcha tea.

    Rooibos is probably my favorite tea and definitely the best amongst all of the teas, at least it is for me

  7. Oneal22 says:

    This is just an awesome article, not just awesome but also expository in more ways than one. Although not so commonplace in my native area, I have learnt so much about the rooibos and real red tea, alongside the abundant similarities and differences between them. What’s more I have also even learnt about the medicinal advantages, thanks. Best regards.

  8. usman gagi says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Thank you for sharing this great informational article about the Benefits of Red Tea. These are some really good suggestions.I will definitely be back to your website I will share this article with my friends.

    Thanks again and for the write-up and taking the time to share your visions with others

  9. Coily Crys says:

    I had never heard of this tea, but the beautiful rich red color has definitely drawn me in, not to mention all of the health benefits.  Since I am trying to be more health conscious, this tea is right up my alley. 

    The fact that it helps you to lose weight is a definite plus because that is a struggle many people have including myself.  Helping to heal the heart and decrease blood pressure are all things many people are looking for help with.  

    Accroding to the article it also states it helps with improving the skin because its being used in many anti-wrinkle creams.  Sounds like to me this is a tea that packs a powerful punch and Im going to invest in some immediately!

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