Rooibos good for kids - SARC

According to the South African Rooibos Council, Rooibos tea has formed part of the diet of South African children for generations due to its ability to cure and soothe, coupled with its lack of caffeine. It can help relieve a range of ailments in children such as insomnia, food allergies, stomach cramps and eczema.

Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the possible effects that colourants, preservatives and other additives found in a number of beverages could have on their children, such as behavioural changes and allergic reactions. Rooibos tea, which can be served hot or as an iced tea, is 100% natural and nutritious and is free of colourants, caffeine, sugars and preservatives.

Japanese research* and anecdotal evidence has shown that Rooibos tea can help to alleviate allergies and may even relieve asthma. In addition, because it is rich in antioxidants that fight destructive free radicals, Rooibos tea can help to strengthen the immune system which means fewer runny noses and colds. These antioxidants can also help to protect the liver, which allows the body to eliminate toxins.

Sleep is vital for children since it is during this time that growth hormones are released. The calmative properties in Rooibos can soothe and ease nervous tension, promoting a good night's sleep.



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