Monday, September 24, 2007

Late Night Tea

I bought some Rooibos Organic Tea today. It is suppose to have a calming affect. It is considered to be a good bedtime tea. Here is a review from the company website.


Dried in the sun, Red Rooibos, Numi's Red Mellow Bush, undergoes oxidation and is processed like traditional teas. Rooibos has a soothing effect on the central nervous system and is often recommended for people suffering from irritability, headaches, insomnia, nervous tension and mild depression or hypertension. Drinking Rooibos is also known to relieve stomach cramps and colic in infants. Numi introduced Rooibos to the U.S. natural food market in 1999.

Greenbush and Rooibos contain high quantities of powerful anti-oxidants, called flavones, which mimic SOD (super oxide dismutase) activity. SOD activity is the most aggressive natural protection against free radical damage. Furthermore, flavones are inhibitors of allergic mediator release from mast cells and have the ability to stop allergic reactions. The Rooibos plant is also rich in vitamins, such as vitamin C, and minerals.

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