Indigenous to South Africa, honeybush was discovered in the 1700’s when local inhabitants realized that the flowers, stems and leaves from this plant could be used to make a drink that had a pleasant taste with honey-like flavor. Honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) is botanically related to rooibos, but tends to brew up a little bit sweeter. Honeybush is a caffeine-free herb native to South Africa and that has been enjoyed by tea drinkers who enjoy the flavor of a healthy beverage, rich in antioxidants and minerals. Organic Honeybush is an herbal infusion that is low in tannins and contains no caffeine.
Benefits of Honeybush:
Improves the Immune System- Honeybush tea is a natural source of many antioxidants, including major phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds play a significant role in protecting the immune system from oxidative stress. Phenolic compounds also modulate the immune system, which helps the body’s natural defenses against infections. This may be responsible for the belief that honeybush tea is effective in relieving colds, influenza and other diseases.
May Contain Anticancer Properties- the proanthocyanidin-like compounds present in this had a protective effect against cancer
Protects You From Inflammatory Diseases- Evidence also exists that the phenolic compounds in honeybush tea are able to reduce inflammation and prevent the development of chronic inflammatory diseases. Phenolic compounds have a direct effect on down-regulating the body’s inflammatory response
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“The plant is also used to manufacture a sweet herbal infusion used for restorative properties such as soothing coughs and alleviating bronchial complaints including tuberculosis, pneumonia, and catarrh. It is claimed to have a low tannin content and no caffeine and contains various antioxidants.” Polyphenols from Honeybush Tea (Cyclopia intermedia)
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