|Babies & Children:
Mothers find Rooibos, also known as The Miracle Tea, to ease
common infant ailments such as colic and stomach cramps.
These soothing effects of Rooibos on babies was first discovered in
1968, and is now widely used in the place of water when mixing milk
formula for infants who are prone to colic. Rooibos is rich in
flavanoids, and the anti-spasmodic and anti-allergic effects have been
ascribed to quercetin, one of the main flavanoids in Rooibos. It also
helps with nappy rash, relieving irritation when applied with every
nappy change. When given in addition to baby’s normal food,
Rooibos supplements the daily intake of calcium, manganese and
fluoride needed by growing children to develop strong teeth and bones.
However, mothers themselves can also benefit from drinking Rooibos.
"I have been taking Rooibos throughout my pregnancy and it has helped me tremendously
throughout my periods of heartburns and nausea.", says Cherylyn.
Pregnant & Breast feeding Mom's:
During pregnancy and breast feeding the body’s iron levels
become depleted. Rooibos contains little tannin and thus does not have
the same negative effect on the absorption of iron as other
drinks with high tannin content. The lack of caffeine means that a
pregnant woman can drink Rooibos throughout the day without
increasing pregnancy’s two biggest discomforts – nausea and