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rooibos tea (rōō·ē·bōs tē),

n Latin names:
Aspalathus linearis, Borbonia pinifolia, Aspalathus contaminata; part used: leaves; uses: caffeine-free beverage, antioxidant, possible antitumor properties, possible antiaging effects; precautions: none known.
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The company has announced another innovation: rooibos espresso capsules in four new fabulous flavours.
A cross-over study was done to assess the effect of drinking rooibos tea on total antioxidant capacity.
Last year, the SA Rooibos was forced to block a French company from trademarking the name.
Furthermore, rooibos has been shown to prevent oxidative stress in rats and in humans (Ulicna et al.
He gives the examples of Apple Rooibos, Berry Rooibos, Lemongrass Pai Mu Tan, Peach Pai Mu Tan, Pear Honeybush and Raspberry Honeybush.
The rooibos plant has many compounds and the two that interest us are aspalathin, which is found exclusively in rooibos, and rutin," says Louw.
Actually all Rooibos starts off as green in colour," explains director of international business for Typhoo, Rahul Kale.
A 2008 clinical trial at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa found six cups of rooibos per day helps to reduce oxidative stress in the body and lower the risk of heart disease.
With nearly 19 per cent of the UAE population suffering from diabetes and many more at risk, a joint study by the Diabetes Discovery Platform from South Africa's Medical Research Council and the South African Agricultural Research Council's Infruitec-Nietvoorbij InstitA[degrees]ute revealed the anti-diabetes potential of Rooibos.
Red Espresso, made from espresso ground Rooibos tea, is the first tea that plays by coffees rules, its makers say.
d Its range includes sage and lemon myrtle; lavender and echinacea; lemon balm and liquorice; dandelion, burdock and hawthorn leaves; rooibos and honey; and nettle and mate.
5 ROOIBOS Rooibos, from South Africa, has a rounded taste.