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RED BUSH TEA

Other Names:

Aspalathus linearis, Aspalathus contaminatus, Borbonia pinifolia, Green Red Bush, Infusion Rooibos, Kaffree Tea, Psoralea linearis, Red Bush, Rooibos Rouge, Rooibos Tea, Té Rojo, Té Rojo Rooibos, Thé Rooibos, Thé Rouge.

RED BUSH TEA Overview
RED BUSH TEA Uses
RED BUSH TEA Side Effects
RED BUSH TEA Interactions
RED BUSH TEA Dosing
RED BUSH TEA Overview Information

Red bush tea is made from the branches and twigs of a tree called Aspalathus linearis. This fragrant, caffeine-free tea is the national drink of South Africa.

It is used as medicine for HIV infection, for preventing cancer, and for preventing the decline of thinking skills with age.

In foods, red bush tea is used as a beverage.

How does it work?

Red bush tea contains chemicals that might help control HIV infection, and might also prevent age-related changes in the brain.

RED BUSH TEA Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • HIV infections.
  • Preventing cancer.
  • Preventing the decline of thinking skills with age.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of red bush tea for these uses.


RED BUSH TEA Side Effects & Safety

Red bush tea seems safe for most people when used as a beverage. There isn't enough information available to know if red bush tea is safe for use as a medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of red bush tea during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

RED BUSH TEA Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for RED BUSH TEA Interactions

RED BUSH TEA Dosing

The appropriate dose of red bush tea depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for red bush tea. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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