Red clover (Trifolium pratense)Red clover contains isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens have a similar chemical makeup to estrogen, the female hormone that declines with menopause. For this reason, it may have benefits for menopausal symptoms. People sometimes take it for bone density loss, hot flashes, night sweats, and/or high cholesterol.
Many teas prevent your body to absorb iron because of an ingredient called tannin. The Rooibos contains minimum tannins which makes it safe during pregnancy.
Japanese scientists have found that Rooibos tea has beneficial effects associated with constipation, liver function, blood sugar levels, skin diseases, depression and anxiety. It can also be beneficial in cases of dyspepsia, relief from nausea, vomiting and heartburn.
Origin: South Africa
Loose leafs 1 - 2 tsp
Water temperature 90 - 95 degrees
Time 5 - 8 minutes
Rooibos tea has a longer steeping time than most other teas. The shortest amount of time it should steep is four to five minutes, but studies have shown that steeping rooibos tea for five to ten minutes greatly increases the amount of antioxidants and nutrients in the finished cup.