aspalathus linearis


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rooibos

rooibos

A great antioxidant tea. You know the benefits of green tea, well this is RED tea., which is a mild, slightly sweet tea with antioxidant properties 30 times greater than green tea, and very low levels of tannins, unlike black and green tea. And it is very low in polyphenols, so it will not interfere with other herbs or medications. As with green tea, Rooibos is also anti-cancer. This is in large part due to a chemical in red tea that is very similar in structure, and with the same properties, as superoxide dismutase (SOD), an antioxidant, antiinflammatory and immune stimulatory enzyme produced by cells. SOD also responds to interferons, producing peroxides that help to kill cancer cells, kill pathogens, and activate white blood cells. Used for nervous tension, asthma, allergies, digestive problems, gout, lowering LDL cholesterol and raising HDL cholesterol.
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In traditional system of medicine, Artemisia vulagaris and Aspalathus linearis are considered useful therapeutic agents in relieving smooth muscle spasms (Duke et al.
In conclusion, Artemisia vulagaris and Aspalathus linearis showed urinary bladder relaxant activity.
Hypoglycemic effect of aspalathin, a rooibos tea component from Aspalathus linearis, in type 2 diabetic model db/db mice.
Additional polyphenols found in green tea, white tea, and black tea, and the herb Aspalathus linearis extracts, have been shown to combat skin aging via multiple pathways.
Of the more than 200 species of Aspalathus, Aspalathus linearis -- rooibos -- is the only one with any economic value.
Aspalathin, a flavonoid in Aspalathus linearis (rooibos), is absorbed by pig intestine as a C-glycoside.
Aspalathin: a novel C-glycosylflavonoid from Aspalathus linearis.
Scavenging effects of Aspalathus linearis (rooibos tea) on active oxygen species.