Rooibos Tea Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Rooibos Tea Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Rooibos tea has the potential to delay and prevent the onset and progression of type 2 diabetes.

Prof Christo Muller, Chief Specialist Scientist at the SAMRC, who has led a number of research projects focusing on the effectiveness of Rooibos in the treatment of T2D, confirms Rooibos’ potential to help control diabetes, in conjunction with healthy lifestyle changes.

“Diabetes is amongst the most prevalent diseases of lifestyle of our time, with about one in 14 South Africans between the ages of 21 and 79 suffering from the condition. Many are also unaware that they have diabetes and are living with dangerously high blood sugar levels, increasing the likelihood of developing diabetic complications such as blindness, renal failure, amputation, heart attack and stroke, which is a frightening outlook. Our research found that an aspalathin-enriched extract of green Rooibos effectively lowered raised blood glucose levels in diabetic rats,” says Prof Christo Muller, Chief Specialist Scientist at the SAMRC.

 “Rooibos is a unique South African plant, which offers almost limitless health benefits. The plant’s medicinal properties continue to astound scientists,” he remarks.

Here are some of the benefits that may be derived from drinking Rooibos tea:

  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes associated cardiovascular disease
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
  • Preventing blood clots

Fight Diabetes with Annique

Annique has wonderful Rooibos products that aid in the treatment of Diabetes.


Simply Rooibos
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes associated cardiovascular disease
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure
Green Rooibos
  • Lowers cholesterol and stabilises blood sugar levels
Honeybush Tea
  • Helps manage obesity, cholesterol and diabetes
Balance  Tea
  • Helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels

Find out more about our Rooibos products on the Rooibos Store website.

What is the difference between a Toner and an Annique Freshener?

What is the difference between a Toner and an Annique Freshener?


  • A toner is used after cleansing to remove any make-up residue
  • It contains alcohol that can cause irritation and dehydration
  • It contains astringents to help close pores, but this dries out the skin


  • Used as the last step in the skin care routine to balance the pH of the skin
  • Helps with the optimal absorption of your skin care products
  • Can be sprayed onto the skin up to 8 times per day, especially in summer for optimal benefits



Rooibos herb can help you relax

Rooibos herb can help you relax

A balancing and calming Rooibos mist

You can instantly transform your mood with a burst of calming aroma that contains soothing Rooibos and a blend of relaxing essential oils to help reduce anxiety and apprehension. You can use this aromatic mist to regain your composure during stressful times, calm your mind to focus on the task at hand, lift your spirits and to relieve anxiety.

Botanical oils like rosewood helps to balance mind and body, rose geranium aligns the hormonal system and relieves stress, juniper berry calms nerves and relieves nervous tension, jasmine soothes the mind, lavender relieves insomnia and sandalwood helps relax and soothe sore muscles.

It is ideal for purifying a room or personal space and spreading a beautiful, soothing and relaxing aroma.

How can you use ZeroStress+?

  • Spray into the air around your pets if they get nervous around fireworks
  • The perfect aide when planning your holiday
  • Give to your children to calm them before an exam
Moisturiser Myths Busted

Moisturiser Myths Busted

We all know that a crucial part of any skin care routine is using an effective moisturiser – your number one ally to beautiful skin! Moisturiser Myths Busted There are many misconceptions about what type of moisturiser to use, and how to use it. We are busting some of the most common myths about moisturising, and offering a guide to which Annique moisturiser to use for what skin type.


The Truth: When you wash with harsh cleansers and don’t moisturise, your skin begins to overproduce oil to replenish the moisture it’s missing. Moisturisers for oily skin are designed to mattify the surface shine and reduce the amount of grease produced. If you don’t take proper care of oily skin, it tends to become sensitive and easily aggravated.


The Truth: Using a lot of moisturiser cannot increase your skin’s need for the product. Wind, air conditioning, cold temperatures and heated houses in the winter can all dehydrate the skin, which can cause eczema to flare up and make the skin itchy and dry. Using a moisturiser to prevent this dryness is one of the most important factors in protecting the skin from the elements.


The Truth: Every skin type requires moisturiser. There is a misconception that dark skin doesn’t need moisture, because dark skin typically produces more oil. Moisturiser feeds our skin the essential moisture and nutrients it expels throughout the day.


The Truth: Moisturiser can be applied up to 8 times a day and not just in the morning. Just like you drink water when you are thirsty, you need to apply moisturiser to your skin as often as it needs it, especially if you suffer from dry, dehydrated and mature skin.


The Truth: Your skin doesn’t perform the function of respiration, so the concept of your skin breathing is actually false. When it comes to skipping moisturiser, it’s important to know that skin cells are like fish and need water to live. Without it, your cells dehydrate and the health of the skin is compromised.

Find Moisturiser for the most sensitive skin

Rooibos, a miracle ingredient in modern skin care

Rooibos, a miracle ingredient in modern skin care

Where did it all start?

For generations, people have celebrated and cherished the healing and calming qualities of Rooibos tea, and over the past few years, more and more people have begun to discover the benefits of using Rooibosinfused products as part of their daily skincare routines. Initially, the spotlight was placed on Rooibos tea in South Africa, when Dr Annique Theron claimed it soothed away her baby’s colic. After that, researchers began considering and exploring the vast benefits of the Rooibos herb.

Rooibos as an anti-ageing ingredient

Recent studies have shown that using skin care products that include Rooibos as the main ingredient not only revitalises the skin, but also slows the ageing process. One of the main properties of Rooibos is zinc, which is believed to smooth and refine wrinkles making it the ideal ingredient to use in modern anti-ageing products.

Rooibos Heals and Soothes, Sensitive, Problem skin

Rooibos also has the ability to dramatically ease the redness and discomfort associated with severe acne, and to relieve the pain and irritation caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. No wonder it has often been referred to as the ‘wonder herb’.
Rooibos-inspired skincare ranges are perfectly suitable for people with sensitive skins too, as it contains no harmful chemicals or preservatives, so there is no risk of increased skin irritation or painful outbreaks.

Do you have a normal or combination skin type?

Do you have a normal or combination skin type?

Normal skin has a good oil/water balance. It can fluctuate and sometimes will be a little more dry or oily, depending on seasonal changes, lifestyle and other factors. Maintenance of the skin’s moisture and pH, as well as preventative care is the aim for this type of skin.
Combination skin can be both oily and dry at the same time. The T-zone through the middle of the face on the forehead, nose, and chin tends to be oilier than the outer areas of the face, which can be dry and even appear flaky. Combination skin needs to be balanced by readjusting moisture content, and requires more care than normal skin.

What you should use on your normal or combination skin type?

Hydrafine Annique’s skin care range for normal and combination skin, will ensure that your skin is kept in perfect balance. It will keep your skin effortlessly hydrated and ensure a delicate and fine texture.
Hydrafine contains Annique’s exclusive extract of Rooibos, that helps to calm and soothe irritated and hot skin, is rich in antioxidants and provides revitalising qualities and anti-allergic benefits.