Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rooibos: Relieves Stress and Fights Eczema and Acne

Numi Organic Tea Rooibos, Herbal Teasan in Teabags, 18-Count Box (Pack of 6) [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging]

Rooibos, a unique plant from South Africa recently discovered for its benefits including stress relief and weight control, is the latest addition to the arsenal of acne fighters. It has a soothing effect on the skin, relieving itching and certain skin irritations such as eczema, nappy rash and acne when directly applied to the affected area.

Skin irritations such as acne and eczema are significantly relieved by direct application of Rooibos onto the affected area. The cosmetics industry is increasingly using Rooibos as a natural additive in skin preparations to help improve skin complexion: Shea Terra Organics Rooibos Vitamin E Anti-oxidant Reparative Face Cream. I expect Rooibos to be the next big thing in beauty products having shown promise in alleviating the symptoms of psoriases and aiding in the treatment of acne and aging when used topically.

Several different brands of Rooibos tea are available both in health food and regular grocery stores. Skin health promoting teas contain a blend of herbs in their teas, such as rooibos, chaste berry, chamomile and burdock root. Choose a brand that works for you, and drink the tea consistently. Rooibos tea seems to work best at fighting cystic acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It takes about a week to see results, as reported by acne sufferers and by personal experience. (Source:

As Rooibos contains no oxalic acid, it can be drunk freely individuals suffering from kidney stones. Rooibos is also extremely effective in combatting iron depletion during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As it contains NO kilojoules (calories), Rooibos is the ideal drink for anyone who is watching their weight. It seems that anyone and everyone can drink and benefit from Rooibos!