Constituents: isoflavones, coumestans, inositols, and xanthones.
How to Use:
Honeybush is a healthy, caffeine-free red tea containing Vitamin C, potassium,
calcium and magnesium. While there has been little study done to assess the health benefits of honeybush, however it does contain bioactive compounds called polyphenols that are known to have antioxidant, antiatherosclerotic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antitumor, and antiviral activities. Drinking honeybush tea may slow your body's fat storage and even help to burn existing fat stores. 1
Folklore, observation and common sense all agree that a diet that includes healthy, plant based beverages is a good bet for better health. As there are no adverse effects from drinking these red African teas, both Rooibos and honeybush, there seems to be no downside to adding them to your daily routine. The naturally sweet taste makes honeybush tea a family favorite.2
Several species of Cyclolia are found in South Africa, each in its own limited habitat, from the mountain tops to the coastal plains. Cyclolia species resist cultivation and are for the most part wildcrafted.
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Zulfaqar Dudhia, Johan Louw, more.. . Cyclopia maculata and Cyclopia subternata (honeybush tea) inhibits adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes , Phytomedicine Volume 20, Issue 5 , (15 March 2013): Research published in the March 2013 Journal of Phytomedicine found that honeybush
tea inhibits fat accumulation in cellular and animal models of obesity. Drinking honeybush tea may slow your body's fat storage and even help to burn existing fat store., Pages 401-408,
Assorted . A review of the bioactivity of South African herbal teas: rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) , American Botanical Council, (Phytother Res. 2007;21:1-):
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