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Honey bush was originally found in South Africa. It is very close to the rooibos bush, and the tea also has a red tone. It has a natural sweetness, much like honey, which is favored by all who drink it. As a matter of fact, most tea aficionados feel that the fruity, sweet, and delicate flavor of the honey bush tea is among the best tasting herbal tea you can try. The honey bush tree has a number of properties that make it a good herbal remedy. The honey bush also has an impressive array of vitamins and minerals essential for good health.

Benefits and Properties

Honey bush contains an important range of minerals necessary for good health, such as copper, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and sodium. Honey bush contains natural antioxidants, which fight free radicals and slow the aging process of body cells. The honey bush also has properties that can be used in the treatment of colds, diabetes, depression, and digestive disorders. Honey bush also helps symptoms of menopause and stimulates milk production in nursing mothers. In addition, it has antifungal, antibacterial and antidepressant properties. Also, scientists are researching if the damage to human genetic material (DNA), likely to be a major cause of the development of cancer and other chronic diseases, may be prevented by the antioxidant property of the honey bush. The traditional use of honey bush was to prevent hunger pains.

  • Contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Naturally sweet and caffeine free
  • Used in the treatment of many conditions

About the Plant

Honey bush is a naturally sweet, caffeine free alternative to coffee and other teas. It has a mild flavor that lends itself as a base for additions of spices, fruits, and other herbs for a delicious alternative. The honey bush tea would be the best herbal tea ingredient to make herbal infusions . Preparing the leaves, stem, and flowers with a rooibos infusion  can produce an even sweeter taste. Honey bush requires a much longer steeping time than typical teas, about 10-15 minutes. However, the longer steeping times, the sweeter the tea.

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