Uniquely South African rooibos tea's uses (besides being a refreshing cuppa)

A Zimbabwean born artist who paints on rooibos tea bags recently sold 150 portraits in an online international auction.

The painting that launched Jeanne-Marie Webb's journey into rooibos teabag art. Picture: Supplied.

Besides its newly discovered artistic use, what other benefits are associated with the rooibos plant?

Azania Mosaka spoke to Ernest du Toit, director of the SA Rooibos Council.

It’s not just a wonderful tea, it’s actually a wonderful herbal brew that you can drink in alcoholic beverages if you want to, in beer and wine these days

Ernest du Toit, director of the SA Rooibos Council

We keep hearing about the health benefits and how it works for cancer and diabetes, and the latest incidentally is Professor Simeon Davies demonstrating that it is good for altitude sickness.

Ernest du Toit, director of the SA Rooibos Council

Take a listen to the full interview below and find out how rooibos can make your life better:

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