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Give your body an immune boosting shot with these rooibos remedies

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View pictures in App save up to 80% data. for over a century antioxidant rich Rooibos tea has been used to help ease and provide protection against colds and flu.

Its ability to support the immune system in fighting viruses, enhances the body's natural defence system making it a must have pantry staple.

One of the most important healing functions of rooibos tea is that it keeps the body hydrated , unlike ceylon tea, coffee and energy drinks which could deplete the body of fluids. These drinks all contains caffeine which is a diuretic.

When your ill you tend to lose a lot of fluid from sweating ( if you have a fewer ) and a raised metabolism as your body increase its internal level of activity , to battle the infection. Since rooibos tea is 100% caffeine free, it will keep you sufficiently hydrated . Drink up to 6 cups of rooibos tea a day for maximum benefit.

Sore throat and other aches and pains that are characteristics of colds and flu could also benefit from Rooibos tea. Drinking the tea will keep your throat moist and help to reduce irritation.

Rooibos tea also has a calming effect on the body, which could help to alleviate tension and thus promote better sleep, which is essential for getting over a cold.

It is packed with polyphenols which are micronutrients with antioxidant activity. Polyphenols act as scavengers of free radicals throughout the body, which are detrimental by products. Aspalatin a unique antioxidant found only on rooibos tea, will help to boost immunity whilst protecting the body against other illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Give your body an immune boosting shot with these tried and tested rooibos remedies

SPICY ROOIBOS

INGREDIENTS

.A cup of strong rooibos

.1tsp of lemon

.1tsp of honey

1/2 tsp of preferably fresh ginger ( try a full tsp if its not too strong for you)

.A pinch of cayenne pepper

METHOD

. Pour boiling water into a cup or mug add one rooibos teabag and let it steep for at least 5 to 6 minutes. Add a teaspoon of lemon, honey , ginger and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

ROOIBOS NOT TODDY

INGREDIENTS

.Juice of orange

. Juice of 1 lemon

. Litre of rooibos tea brewed using the 6 bags

. 2 cinnamon sticks

. 1 thumb sized piece of ginger peeled and chopped finely

. Honey to taste

Combine all of the ingredients then serve immediately while still hot.

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