After consuming copious amounts of alcohol during the festive season, it might do the majority of the population good, if South Africans resolve to follow the recent trend in the UK, where an increasing number of Brits have swapped booze for healthier beverage options, such as tea, for an entire month. This is known as ‘Dry January’.
From a soothing beverage to beauty elixir, Rooibos tea is one versatile brew. Now researchers have discovered that it can also undo some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays.
Rooibos tea – already considered one of the nation’s favourite beverages – has the potential to delay and prevent the onset and progression of type 2 diabetes (T2D)
The extensive trademarks and patents protecting two of South Africa’s unique botanical treasures, namely Rooibos and Honeybush, has caught the attention of the international community where the Minister of Home Affairs, the Honourable, Malusi Gigaba has been invited to deliver a keynote address at this year’s 56th General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
South African wonder herb, Rooibos, is sure to turn the anti-ageing revolution on its head following a new round of research into its anti-ageing potential beyond that of its well-known antioxidant properties.
Ernest du Toit, spokesperson for the council says while market forces will determine the final price of Rooibos the increase is unlikely to be as high, because the production cycle of Rooibos runs over four years.