About African Herbal Remedies

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African herbal remedies include Rooibos, also known as African red bush tea, which offers a large spectrum of antioxidants. Drink African Rooibos tea to increase immune response with helpful information from a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist in this free video on alternative medicine.

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Hi. My name is Charlotte Skiles. I'm a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist, with Eat in Peace Wellness Consulting, located in Austin, Texas. And right now I'm going to talk to you about African Herbal Remedies. Now, I'm an expert in Western herbal medicine. The African herbal remedy that I'm most familiar with, is a very nice tea called Rooibos, also known as an African Redbush tea. And Rooibos is a lovely beverage, and it has many health promoting benefits. It's easy to find in your grocery store. And, the idea here is that, in terms of our ancestry, it's estimated that our ancestors ate 157 different types of plants. A hundred and fifty-seven. The average American a day eats about ten. So when you add a tea, like Rooibos to your diet, you're expanding the number of plants that you're eating in your diet. Which in and of itself, is very beneficial to your health. Now, it's called the Redbush, meaning that it's got a red color to it. So when you steep it, it's a beautiful kind of honey brown, and it sweetens well with honey as well. And the health benefits are related to it's color. Basically, it offers a really good spectrum of antioxidants, which modulates our immune response, and our inflammatory processes going on in our body. Because let's face it, we're set up to heal, we're set up to be inflamed, and unless we intervene with appropriate remedies, and foods in our diet, we're going to let that inflammatory process get a little out of control, and that's where most chronic disease processes start. So once again, a tea like African Redbush, Rooibos, can be very beneficial. And you can't over steep it either, which is really nice. Because things like green tea and black tea, you can over steep, Redbush you can't. It just gets richer. And there's no caffeine, so you're not going to stimulate your nervous system. And once again, you benefit from it by simply having an extra plant added to your, into your diet. And that's what I have to say about African herbal remedies.

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