Move over, chamomile. The rising star among healthful herbal "teas" is red tea. It's not technically a tea but an herbal drink with a distinctive red color made from the leaves of the South African rooibos plant.
Research suggests that red tea has potent antioxidants that may protect against heart attack, stroke, arterial damage, inflammation and cancer. It's also used to ease digestive upset and asthma.
Red tea is sold in health-food stores and online…is prepared like any other tea…is caffeine-free…and has an earthy flavor with hints of vanilla and honey. Enjoy a cup today. Your heart will love you for it. Caution: People who have liver problems or hormone-sensitive cancers or who are undergoing chemotherapy should consult their doctors before consuming rooibos.
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