Rooibos, an exotic tea with many virtues
The use of rooibos for edible purposes dates back centuries. This use is due to the indigenous South African populations who, according to some, were the first to exploit this famous plant for the realization of a infusion with therapeutic properties Undeniable. Scientific studies have shed light on its Exceptional composition of antioxidants and minerals.
But for pregnant or breastfeeding women, can rooibos be a health asset or a source of potential danger?
The benefits of rooibos, between nutritional value and antioxidant property.
Literally, the word rooibos means 'red shrub'. It refers to a plant native to the mountainous regions of South Africa that is the basis of a slightly sweet infusion, much appreciated in Western countries. The rooibos leaves are picked and dried. The two types of teas obtained vary depending on the level of drying and fermentation. So we can see two varieties of infusion rooibos: fermented tea from red rooibos and unfermented tea associated with green rooibos. The latter is much richer in antioxidants and takes on a yellowish hue after preparation.
The rooibos is renowned for its anti-allergic vertues, its benefits on the immune system, as well as its effectiveness in slowing the aging of the skin or against cardiovascular disease.
Some trials have revealed:
- This plant has anti-cancer properties;
- regulates sleep disorders
- it fights eczema and skin allergies
- it helps slow down the aging of the skin.
Some experts have advised taking up six cups of rooibos a day to feel the benefits. To date, no dangerous interaction of this infusion with particular plants or drugs has been recorded.
Is Rooibos recommended for the expectant mother or during the breastfeeding period?
Despite the lack of clinical trials that can establish all its qualities, this exotic plant is not the object ofno noticeable contraindications.
For pregnant women, rooibos that do notcontains no caffeine is highly recommended as a substitute for black tea varieties or coffee.
In addition, this infusion prevents digestive disorders, and its high antioxidant content, Trace elements and in Vitamin C makes it a very nourishing drink for any pregnant woman.
During the breastfeeding phase, it is established that the foods absorbed by the nanny give their flavour to breast milk. The advantage of rooibos is that it is not a bitter drink but rather a drink sweet natureMade no additives or dyes. The wild rooibos seduced by its natural aroma and its rather exceptional taste (due to particular growing conditions).
It can even be consumed after childbirth. Indeed, rooibos is one of the granules likely to relieve colic affecting infants, although to date, no scientific studies support this claim.
To complete one last tip: Consume organic rooibos to avoid ingesting pesticides and other products harmful to your body and that of your newborn.
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