Heart disease remains the number one killer in South Africa after HIV/Aids. While Rooibos tea is known to relieve respiratory conditions and lower high blood pressure, research has also found that drinking rooibos can prevent the liver from storing excess fat around major organs. That certainly makes it worth drinking your 6 cups of rooibos tea a day!
Research on so-called super-foods, especially super fruits, continue to cause great stir. From sports recovery to anti-ageing, it does wonders for everybody! Super-foods contain an extremely dense concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and nutrients with known health properties.
Ever conscious of health research, we have created some superior Rooibos health boosting tea blends. Not only great as a hot tea but also delicious in iced tea form and our easy ice tea recipes will add a spring to your step during the hot summer months!
Why Recovery? The addition of grape seed extract to a pure rooibos base makes it the perfect drink for sports recovery and the stress of a busy lifestyle.
Grape seed extract contains oxiprovin which is a powerful antioxidant that protests the body cells against free radical damage, strengthens the immune system and slows down ageing. It is known to increase energy levels, reduce muscle cramps, relieve arthritis and inflammation of the joints.
Added to that, the ever popular ancient ‘medicine’, Buchu, which relieves water retention and flushes the body of toxins. Also a great anti-inflammatory aid. A must in your tea cupboard.
One word sums it up. An antioxidant power-drink!
Green Rooibos with açaí berry, moringa and hibiscus. The acai berry is a reddish-purple fruit, about 2.5cm long. It comes from the açaí palm tree, native to Central and South America. Some studies show that the açaí fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries!
Moringa is a green leafy superfood with more nutrients than kale. Especially high in vitamins A, C and E, keeping you body cells healthy, anti-aging and helpful against PMS! Together with green rooibos, and hibiscus it is also a great anti-inflammatory aid.
Like having your daily multivitamin boost in a cup of tea!
Turmeric has been around for so long (4500 years!) as an ancient medicine and as a dye, that it came as a surprise to suddenly be discovered as a superfood. Actually, the Hindi word for turmeric, “haldi,” means healthy.
Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory and said to relieve aches, pains and other effects of inflammation. Even diabetes and depression are said to improve by taking turmeric. Turmeric is also used to treat arthritis, acts as a natural blood thinner and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
It is however, not your common turmeric that you purchase in food stores. Your body will not absorb an effective dose of turmeric alkaloids in this form. It has to be combined with phospholipids, wrapping the turmeric molecules with a fatty membrane that protects the nutrients from oxidization and degradation.
We have combined green rooibos with turmeric which increases its anti-inflammatory qualities. Added to Carmién Soothe and Carmién Green with Turmeric, we have also added turmeric to our Carmién Focus, a delicious and popular Masala Chai blend.
Five excellent ways to improve your health at the click of a button. Pick your favourite now!