Several researches conducted so far have confirmed that rooibos contains high level of antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin and a number of phenolic compounds, including flavanols, flavones, flavanones, and dihydrochalcones, as well as flavonoids such as quercetin and luteolin. Some of the compounds found in rooibos have been linked with boosting the body’s natural defences, slowing the ageing process, preventing cancer and lowering the risk of heart disease.
Though scientific studies are still limited, there have been several researches about the benefits of rooibos tea. One of them claims that drinking six cups a day promotes heart health.
Others say that there are countless herbs and teas that have health benefits. According to them, rooibos can provide antioxidants and while it is certainly a healthy addition to one's consumption, it’s not a good idea to make exaggerated claims about it.
In any case, whether it’s super-healthy or merely healthy, rooibos is doubtlessly a great thirst quencher and an excellent beverage for everyone, including children.