Endemic to the Western parts of the Cape, Rooibos is commonly enjoyed as a caffeine free, healthy alternative to tea. Rooibos is believed to have anti-aging properties, reduce heart disease and is commonly used in cosmetics. It is also used to ease stomach complaints and as a wash, to ease stings.
For a tea, add 2-3 tsp of Rooibos in 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 10 mins. Strain. Enjoy.