…as if it was something us teapigs didn’t already know!

Research from studies in Japan and Germany have confirmed that aspalathin – the unique flavonoid in Rooibos – is able to help lower raised blood sugar levels and improve the metabolism of glucose, which is good news for the anti-diabetic action within blood cells.

As if that wasn’t healthy enough, a separate study has found that the same special part of the rooibos leaf – the aspalathin – has the potential to promote longevity in organisms, as it is able to target stress and ageing related genes.

 A tea leaf that calms the body, prevents ageing and helps lower the risk of diabetes? Eek, sound like it’s time for a lovely cup of rooibos….