Lately I have been drinking this red tea, called Rooibos. I read a lot of good things about it for UC. Anyone else feel that they got some improvement from drinking it? Am I just desperate to believe in alternative remedies? I do not want to be on prednisone again.
I am from Cape Town, South Africa where rooibos is grown and exported. I have been drinking this tea since I was a little boy and I am sorry but I find no medicinal value from this tea. The makers of this tea are claiming this as a miracle tea but to date no scientific research was done on rooibos. It tastes good though.
The tea is not really red but it has a dull greenish brown colour very much like dish water and so the makers have added and artificial red colourant to make it more appertising.
The only tea I have found beneficial to UC are chamomile and cinnamon tea.
Post Edited (mudua) : 11/16/2008 1:57:42 PM (GMT-7)