Health Benefits

Mandela Tea: Health benefits

The Mandela Tea range – honeybush, rooibos, and buchu – all are indigenous to South Africa.

Honeybush contains many minerals essential to health and wellbeing. Among these are the critical elements iron (helps prevent anaemia), potassium (for fluid balance and normal cell function), calcium (for healthy bones), and manganese (vital for bone, muscle and nerve function).

Mandela Tea: Health benefits

The Mandela Tea range – honeybush, rooibos, and buchu – all are indigenous to South Africa.

Honeybush contains many minerals essential to health and wellbeing. Among these are the critical elements iron (helps prevent anaemia), potassium (for fluid balance and normal cell function), calcium (for healthy bones), and manganese (vital for bone, muscle and nerve function).

Honeybush is also rich in antioxidants, isoflavones, and compounds, act as antioxidants and prevent the production of damaging free radicals, helping to maintain the body’s natural immune defence system. Additionally, Honeybush tea is thought to lower blood-sugar levels (by increasing the effects of insulin). Studies show that isoflavones and coumestans may help prevent cancers of the breast, prostate and uterus.

Rooibos assists with nervous tension, sleeplessness, allergies and digestive problems; alleviates infantile colic; and eases allergies, asthma and dermatological conditions.

Buchu has antibacterial, antifungal and antispasmodic properties, and provides relief from premenstrual cramping and bloating. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a very effective remedy for gout and rheumatism, and it’s a valuable source of vitamins A, B, C, and E.

Flavour

Honeybush is a naturally sweet tea that contains no caffeine or tannins, which makes it a perfect replacement for coffee and as a sugar substitute. Preferred by many as a better-tasting alternative to rooibos, honeybush, when combined with rooibos and/or buchu, improves the flavour of both, making a unique and delicious hot drink, with all the health benefits. As part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, honeybush tea is the perfect addition to your daily routine.

Research indicates that both honeybush and rooibos tea have properties that help to reduce fat cells and suppress hunger, and are perfect to fulfil your daily liquid requirements.

Honeybush, rooibos, and buchu are all rich in antioxidants, which reduce the production of free radicals. Initial results from laboratories show that honeybush and rooibos could prove important in the development of cancer-prevention strategies.* Honeybush tea’s natural and non-invasive ability to reduce the production of fat cells, and its mineral content, make it the essential beverage choice for people who are actively taking control of their Body Mass Index (BMI). It’s also an important tool in the battle against diabetes. All in all, honeybush tea is the perfect option to sustain a health-conscious routine and maintain a healthy body and mind.

*Marnewick, J.L. Rooibos and honeybush: Recent advances in chemistry, biological activity and pharmacognosy. In African Natural Plants Products: New Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry and Quality; Juliani, H., Simon, J.E., Ho, C.T., Eds.; ACS Symposium; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC,

USA, 2010; pp. 277–294.

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