Rooibos skin care products demand grow

Rooibos skin care products demand grow

A growing preference for natural products free from chemicals, along with a concern for the environment is driving the demand for herbal beauty products. This means Annique, and its key ingredient Rooibos, is perfectly placed to suit your needs.

The high concentration of polyphenolic compounds (micronutrients) in Rooibos tea is what makes it so sought-after as a health and beauty enhancer. Polyphenols act as antioxidants that protect the body against inflammation. It neutralises harmful free radicals that would otherwise damage cells and cause premature ageing. Drinking Rooibos tea should form part of your daily beauty routine to ensure healthy and hydrated skin.

It also contains an abundance of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is an effective anti-ageing substance. As such. Rooibos reduces wrinkles and boosts the production of healthy skin cells.

The high flavonoid levels in Rooibos also help to improve skin disorders like eczema.  It’s natural anti-inflammatory properties will help soothe and relieve inflamed skin.  Rooibos teabags can be directly applied onto the affected skin for a few minutes.  Bathing regularly or rinsing inflamed areas with the tea will provide a healing effect.  Or, add rooibos in a spray bottle and apply throughout the day or when discomfort is experienced.

Inflammation is a major cause of acne and when your skin is damaged, it’s more vulnerable to bacteria which can aggravate acne. In addition to the tea’s anti-inflammatory response, it also contains antibacterial properties that will help fight acne. Drink it regularly and/or use it as a face rinse instead of water.

The polyphenols or antioxidants in Rooibos tea also strengthens hair follicles and promotes shiny and soft hair. Rinse your hair at least once a week with a strong brew of cooled down Rooibos tea for glowing locks. This is also good for treating a dry, itchy, or irritated scalp. Tired and sensitive eyes can also be treated with lukewarm Rooibos. Place tea bags on eyelids or rinse the eyes gently with the tea. Rooibos is also hypoallergenic and is therefore ideal for people with sensitive skin.

(Source: SA Rooibos Council)

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.

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