Rooibos tea, with its calming properties, is one of South Africa’s favourite bedtime drinks to promote a good night’s sleep.
Getting six to eight hours of sleep each night is essential for the body and mind to function at their optimum. This is because during sleep, the body repairs itself and replenishes its energy supplies that have been depleted during waking hours. Without sufficient rest, people often find that they become irritable and have mood swings. They also become forgetful and their ability to think clearly becomes impaired. In short, sleep is needed for survival. Rooibos tea, with its calming properties, is one of South Africa’s favourite bedtime drinks to promote a good night’s sleep.
The evidence that Rooibos reduces nervous tension and promotes sound sleep is largely anecdotal, based on generations of use, but this effect has been acknowledged by scientists.
Because Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, it is also ideal for children and babies – recommended by generations of South African mothers to aid healthy sleep patterns in the entire family.