African Red Tea Imports Honey Bush Loose Tea - 1 lb. (16oz.) 454 gram
The unique flavor of 100% Organic Honeybush is full bodied and smooth. As far back as 1830 Honeybush has been prescribed as a tonic for colds and flu. African Red Tea Honeybush Loose Tea is a great tasting tea - naturally sweet, 100% organic, naturally caffeine free, no tannic acid and 50 times more antioxidants than green tea. African Red Tea Honey Bush Loose Tea is full bodied and extremely smooth. Just honest to goodness tea - good for the body and soul.
Red Tea Health Benefits
- Red Tea contains magnesium, which is necessary for a healthy nervous system.
- Red Tea increases the absorption of iron in the body.
- Red Tea contains potassium and copper minerals that are necessary for several metabolic functions.
- Red Tea is often prescribed for nervous tension and mild depression as it makes a relaxing sedative.
- Red Tea contains no oxalic acid and can therefore be enjoyed by persons suffering from kidney stones.
- Red Tea helps to control your appetite thus can be beneficial in weight loss.
- Red Tea makes a great thirst-quencher and sport drink.
In September 1998 a group of scientists from around the world met at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC for an International Symposium on Tea and Human Health, co-sponsored by The American Cancer Society, the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association, the American Health Foundation, and others. Dozens of new studies reaffirmed earlier work done in Europe and Asia that three or more 6 oz. cups of tea a day help fend off cancer, reduce heart disease, fight the negative effects of aging, and promote elimination of dietary fats, among other health benefits.
Mainstream researchers are now taking age-old wisdom about tea seriously. Funding for studies has come from groups such as the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health. Tufts University, the University of Arizona, the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Kansas, Indiana University School of Medicine, Rutgers University, the USDA, and others are now studying tea and health. Whether you drink tea because you like it or for health, you might be interested in some of the current research findings and trends:
Experts believe that the health benefits of tea come mainly from polyphenols, natural compounds found in green tea, and black tea at lower levels. Among the polyphenols are water-soluble antioxidants, which have antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer properties. According to the USDA the antioxidant activity of tea is more potent than that found in 22 fruits and vegetables including orange juice, carrots, and broccoli.
Some polyphenols act as powerful antioxidants, which combat damage from "free radicals" and make DNA more resistant to mutation. This prevents some cancers from forming and inhibits the growth of some tumors already in existence. Green tea shows special promise against cancers of the skin, lymph, mouth, stomach, esophagus, liver, bladder, colon, prostate, and lung.
Tea may also enhance immune system components including "B" cells, "T" cells, and "killer" cells. Heart Disease and Stroke Studies show that tea can lower fatty deposits in artery walls, decrease blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, lower blood pressure, and reduce the clotting tendency of blood.
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Tea inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth associated with plaque formation, is an excellent source of fluoride, and can be used as a mouth rinse.
The Anti Aging Tea?
It has been found that Red Tea contains a substantial amount of a very special enzyme, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) which is a prime preventer of Free Radical Damage. SOD also has the capability of preventing fats from changing into harmful lipid peroxide. As Red Tea also contains natural antioxidants, which help to remove or neutralize these toxins, there is growing acceptance that Red Tea could assist in countering the aging process and boost the immune system. Red Tea is also rich in Quercetin, the flavonol that has beneficial effects on numerous ailments. It is well known for increasing capillary strength, which aids in circulation, prevents hemorrhaging, and protects against infections.
In the late 1920's, Dr. Nortier, a well-known medical doctor and nature lover, discovered the Red Tea and began to promote its value. Since then, Red Tea has gone from strength to strength and is currently being exported to several countries such as Germany, Switzerland, England, and even Japan, a country renowned for it's almost sacred regard for the art of tea making.
Red Tea is a Tea of Purity
Red Tea contains no additives, preservatives or colorants. It is completely pure and natural and contains no caffeine.
Red Tea contains little tannin, a substance that affects the metabolism by decreasing absorption of certain nutrients like iron and protein. Growing children and especially women require added iron, so the decreased tannin can play an important role in improving the iron level of the diet.
Benefits and Uses of Red Tea
Red Tea is the ideal drink for people with a busy lifestyle. It can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities throughout the day. It is a great thirst quencher for athletes as iced tea, or mixed with fruit juice. For the diet conscious, who are experiencing the stress of a restricted diet, Red Tea is a soothing drink, without adding calories. Because of its lower tannin content, Red Tea is less bitter than regular tea and can be enjoyed without sugar.
Red Tea is not just for making drinks. It can also be used in baking and cooking. Red Tea can be used in any recipe. Just replace the liquid content in the recipe with ready made Red Tea. It may be used as base for soups, stews, marinades, and sauces. Red Tea is also a natural meat tenderizer.
Acid & Zinc in Red Tea promotes a healthy and glowing skin.
Red Tea for Mothers and Babies
Many desperate mothers have found that Red Tea relieves colic and stomach cramps in babies, when given in addition to their normal feeding. Some mothers have great faith in Red Tea to alleviate diaper rash. It has a soothing effect when applied to the affected area with every diaper change. Others believe it is useful in the treatment of certain skin irritations or eczema. Mothers will also tell you that this health drink relieves symptoms of allergies, hay fever, and asthma in babies and toddlers.
Japanese Research into Red Tea
Perhaps the highest testimony of the benefits of this pure and natural beverage comes from Japan, a society famous for its age-old devotion to the art of tea making. Here, Red Tea has been promoted as a healthy alternative to other cold and warm beverages.
Japanese scientist Matatoshi Nakano, has discovered that the effect of free radicals - a by-product of normal cell function - in the process of aging and decline of the immune system is limited by the antioxidants in Red Tea. If the product is brewed/boiled for longer than 10 minutes, the antioxidant activity becomes much higher.
They also found Red Tea to be beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, mellitus, atherosclerosis, allergic diseases, various dermatus diseases, liver diseases and cataracts.
The enormous health potential of Red Tea is becoming increasingly evident through studies done by The AICHI Medical University, Japan. The Japanese are calling it "Long Life Tea" Studies show Red Tea contains natural anti oxidants, minerals, Vitamin C, alpha-hydroxyl acid, no caffeine, no oxalic acid and very low tannin content. The health properties and healing power of Red Tea are furthermore ascribed to the low tannin content and the variety of minerals it contains.
It is also believed that antioxidants can play a role in preventing cancer and cardio-vascular diseases. Examples of well-known antioxidants are vitamins C and E. Red Tea is rich in flavonoids, which are very powerful antioxidants. The major flavonoid in Red Tea is aspalathin - found only in Red Tea. Herbs containing flavonoids have traditionally been used to treat capillary disorders. It is well known that flavonoids decrease the permeability and fragility of veins and lymph vessels. As a result, they are used to treat tiredness of legs, cramps and various skin and circulatory disorders. Flavonoids are often anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic, which may explain the benefit claimed for Red Tea skin lotions and cosmetic products. Some flavonoids protect the liver, decrease blood cholesterol or act as diuretic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral substance. Others are known to improve memory and counteract anxiety. Research by Japanese scientists have shown beneficial effects relating to constipation, liver function, blood sugar levels, skin diseases, depression and anxiety. In recent studies, it was established that Red Tea possesses antioxidative activity by Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) mimetic substances and has effects on dermatological diseases such as Behcet's disease, Sweet disease and photosensitive dermatitis. Previous investigations of the chemical constituents of Red Tea have demonstrated the presence of the flavonol, quercetin and the flavone, luteolin with their known antispasmodic properties, and five additional flavonoid glycosides, the dihydrochalcone, aspalathin, the flavones, orientin and isoorientin, and the flavonol glycosides, isoquercitrin and rutin.
Sportsmen and women enjoy Red Tea as it replaces essential minerals such as iron, potassium, zinc and sodium. The alpha-hydroxyl acid & zinc in Red Tea promotes a healthy and glowing skin.
Red Tea is excellent for hyperactive children and relieves insomnia, as it contains no caffeine. Red Tea is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It can be used as a natural supplement as it contains calcium, magnesium and fluoride, which are essential for the development of strong teeth and bones. The minerals build healthy strong blood vessels, aid digestion and prevent tooth decay. Red Tea is also an excellent thirst quencher for school children and can be drunk throughout the day.
Babies love the natural sweet taste of Red Tea. Red Tea is often given to infants who are prone to colic and stomach cramps as it is considered to have significant antispasmodic properties. Its anti-allergic properties help relieve skin irritations and diaper rash. Anemia is a common problem during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Red Tea contains low levels of tannin -- the ingredient in other teas that prevents your body from absorbing the iron you need. Red Tea therefore increases iron absorption and also contains iron, potassium and copper - all vital for metabolic functions.
Red Tea helps delay the aging process! The aging of our bodies is caused by toxic compounds called free radicals, which are produced as a by-product of normal cell function. These free radicals attack our healthy cells. Over our lifetime this damage contributes to aging and our immune system weakens.
Red Tea helps to relieve stomach ulcers, nausea, constipation, and heartburn. Have a cup of Red Tea before you get ready for bed to ensure a good night's sleep! Red Tea has been found to help with insomnia, disturbed sleeping patterns and headaches. It contains no caffeine and has a relaxing effect on the central nervous system. Red Tea helps to give you strong bones and teeth because of its calcium, manganese and fluoride content.
Red Tea helps pacify infants with colic, stomach cramps and sleeping problems. Simply mix some Red Tea with breast milk or formula. It is 100% natural with no colorants or preservatives. It is a mother's miracle.
Red Tea contains alpha hydroxyl acid and zinc for healthy, smooth skin. This wonder tea is especially useful when applied to skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, and sunburns, diaper rash and acne.
About African Red Tea Imports
African Red Tea Imports (ART) was founded in 1999 by Nira Levy Maslin and Michael Broomberg to help promote health and well-being, and to help people enjoy an extremely healthy caffeine free, anti-aging property tea alternative.
Rooibos Tea African Red Tea is 100% Organic and Kosher.
The leading product is Organic Rooibos Tea, which stands out as the highest in anti-oxidants, naturally caffeine-free and pleasant tasting beverage that is also low in tannins thereby promoting and supporting positive, healthy lifestyles.
“The healthy benefits of herbals teas have garnered positive attention from the medical community and are recognized as an excellent source of antioxidants, which protect the body and brain from free radicals. The teas have become favorites of the baby-boomers, who represent a large expanding demographic. They are leading the shifting marketplace towards health conscious options. African Red Tea is a favorite since it’s a perfect alternative and preventative health solution. Drinking Rooibos Red Tea is a good choice as part of a healthy lifestyle,” says Michael Broomberg.
They at African Red Tea Imports believe in reaching out to the consumer tea drinker. In educating those who might never have sampled or purchased Organic African Red Tea simply because of lack of knowledge. If a person is interested in a physically active lifestyle, they might be looking for a post-workout recovery drink with a high anti-oxidant base along with an amino acid complex and mineral ascorbates. Pointed to their Organic African Red Tea all their requirements will be fulfilled and be able to surprise and delight people with their other tasty new products and their healthy benefits as well.