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The Cederberg region of the western Cape of South Africa is the only place that Rooibos is grown in the world. This small leguminous shrub has many dark green needle shaped leaves and fine erect red coloured stems¸ up to 2 meters in height¸ with tiny yellow flowers in spring through early summer. Each flower produces a one seeded small bean. Rooibos has a long tap root¸ sometimes up to 2 m in length¸ enabling the plant to survive extended periods of drought.
Only the leaves and twigs are used. The leaves are handpicked in summer withered immediately¸ and steamed to prevent oxidation. The leaves are then rolled and dried. This process prevents fermentation and as a result some of the benefits are increased as much as 30 to 40 times that of the fermented red Rooibos (some chemicals are oxidized by enzymes during fermentation¸ resulting in the typical red colour and flavour of Rooibos tea). The resulting green tea has a more yellow colour than the red of the fermented Rooibos and is more delicate¸ aromatic¸ and with a heartier herbal taste and lighter colour and is caffeine free.
Green Rooibos Extract is a bioflavonoid rich¸ potent extract used primarily for fighting free radicals. Green Rooibos Extract contains a potent anti-oxidant¸ EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallat)¸ which is over 200 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing the pro-oxidants and free radicals that attack lipids in the brain. This important ingredient protects against digestive and respiratory infections¸ helps to block the cancer promoting actions of carcinogens¸ protects against high total and LDL cholesterol levels¸ and blocks the attachment of the bacteria associated with dental cavities to the teeth. Green Rooibos Extract helps with thermogenesis and aids in the metabolism of fat it may also be helpful in shedding fat. The most obvious benefit to dieters is that it works without increasing the heart rate most often found in diet aids. Flavones are also present and not only one of the strongest anti-oxidants¸ but are also essential for the complete absorption of vitamin C. Furthermore¸ flavones are inhibitors of allergic mediator release from mast cells and have the ability to stop allergic reactions. Green Rooibos has a soothing effect on the central nervous system¸ reduces tension in the body and can ease psychological tension as well¸ and is known to help people suffering from irritability¸ headaches¸ disturbed sleeping patterns¸ insomnia¸ nervous tension and mild depression or hypertension. Green Rooibos aids in the relief of stomach and indigestive problems like nausea¸ vomiting¸ heartburn¸ stomach ulcers and constipation.
Do not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Green Rooibos Extract has shown as non-toxic in both acute dosages and high long-term dosage.
1 capsule twice daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner
Store below 25OC in a dry place.
Protect from light.
Keep out of reach of children