Rooibos a miracle cure?

The SA Rooibos Council is ramping up research to better understand how our indigenous tea fights disease.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Rooibos Council is investing in new research to investigate the plant's health benefits.

The Council has invested R4,5-million into studying claims rooibos reduces symptoms of allergies, heart disease, diabetes, and skin cancer.

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Scientists will also investigate rooibos's impact on gut flora, and the extent to which it can lessen the side-effects of anti-retroviral therapy.

Rooibos council spokesperson, Adele du Toit said the council wants to look at how many benefits a consumer can get from a simple cup of tea.


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