Honeybush tea has been part of the indigenous culture of our rainbow nation for centuries.
So we’re especially proud to continue this tradition at our estates in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, in the plant’s natural home.
Because there’s nothing quite like an organic honeybush brew – naturally sweet, caffeine free, and a delicious source of good health.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ORGANIC HONEYBUSH TEA?
Honeybush contains chemical compounds called phenols, which help protect against chronic inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) and rheumatoid arthritis.
The plant phenols in honeybush also help protect your body’s immune system against damaging free radicals. (Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage your body’s healthy cells, causing disease and symptoms of ageing. Pollutants such as cigarette smoking, chemicals and stress make these molecules develop more rapidly.)
One cup of brewed organic honeybush tea contains 0.3 mg of iron, which helps to transport oxygen in your blood, and to prevent anaemia.
Caffeine-free honeybush is low in tannins, making it a natural go-to herbal tea during periods of nervous tension or anxiety. A cup of honeybush tea before bed can help you sleep.
Initial results from laboratories show that honeybush and rooibos could prove important in the development of cancer-prevention strategies. Plant oestrogens in organic honeybush include isoflavones and coumestans, which may help prevent breast, uterus and prostate cancers. Plant oestrogens also help to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease premenstrual cramping, and soothe menopausal symptoms.
Honeybush contains the compounds pinitol and mangiferin, which have documented blood sugar-lowering effects (they increase the effects of insulin). That makes honeybush a useful herbal tea for diabetes.
Minerals and General Health
Your mug of honeybush contains minerals that are vital for your health and wellbeing. For example, potassium (for fluid balance and normal cell function), calcium (for healthy bones), and magnesium (for healthy bone, muscle and nerve function).
Research indicates that both honeybush and rooibos tea have properties that help to reduce fat cells and suppress hunger, and are perfect to fulfil your daily liquid requirements. Honeybush tea’s natural and non-invasive ability to reduce the production of fat cells, and its mineral content, make it a good herbal tea for people who are actively taking control of their Body Mass Index (BMI).