Honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) is a shrub with woody stems that produces trifoliate (three-part) leaves and bright yellow flowers. Settlers to South Africa have been interested in the medicinal benefits of honeybush tea for hundreds of years.
Fermented leaves and stems of the honeybush shrub are used to brew honeybush tea.
Tea drinkers describe the taste of honeybush as floral, lightly roasted, and similar to honey. Although it is often compared to rooibos tea, honeybush is usually sweeter and fuller bodied. Some say that the taste is "less medicinal" than rooibos tea. The taste of honeybush that you brew at home will depend on your brewing method and on the particular tea leaves that you buy.
Health benefits: Honeybush contains: antioxidants, nutrients and minerals: copper, potassium, iron and calcium. Polyphenols help to break down fat stored in the body. Regularly drinking Honebush tea can cause you to lose unnecessary kilograms by accelerating your metabolism. In addition, it has a great effect on the proper blood pressure, which is needed for the proper functioning of the heart. The Honeybush infusion has antibacterial properties, which is why drunk regularly allows you to enjoy good health. Honeybush helps with coughs, colds and other bacterial infections - it stops the reproduction of bacteria and reduces and reduces symptoms. Served with honey and lemon, it fights cough and runny nose well. Supports asthma treatment. Honeybush tea perfectly regulates the digestive system. Thanks to minerals and nutrients, it has a good effect on the stomach, preventing constipation, among other things.
How to make a Honeybush infusion?
Put 1 teaspoon of Honeybush into 200 ml of hot water, cover and leave for 5 minutes. You can add some sugar or honey.