Centuries ago, bushmen arrived in the Cape, bringing with them their sensitivity to the natural world and their reverence for nature. They discovered the Cape Honeybush (Cyclopia) plants and realised that infusions made from these indigenous herbs were refreshing and flavourful.
They became aware of the healing qualities of Honeybush and Rooibos, and this knowledge still forms a large part of their tribal medicinal lore, and the fact that it is a general purpose healing bush for internal and external uses, some of the uses include detoxing and protecting the skin from harsh environment.
News of the marvellous health promoting properties of these plants filtered through to the wider South African society, and soon stories were springing up about how they could be used, not only as a beverage, but as a cure-all for all sorts of ailments. Modern science has since lent credibility to the rich tales of healing that have been passed on from generation to generation. The teas have Scientifically been proven to have Anti-mutagenic properties.
Honeybush teas are rich natural sources of the following nutrients:
The tea’s are used on the skin for the following properties:
- cell regeneration,
- cell renewal,
there seems to be no end to the healing and life-enhancing properties of Honeybush