Red Rooibos with Sceletium

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Rooibos Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “Thanks go to *LauraR* for the chance to try this one. This smells and tastes like rooibos, I can't really taste the sceletium. It is quite weak, and I only made a small cup of this - 200ml with...” Read full tasting note
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    Alana237 223 tasting notes
  • “This stuff is supposed to be a natural relaxant. When I sample this I was a bit wound up and needed to get up earlier than normal in the morning, so I decided to give it a shot. The flavor is...” Read full tasting note
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    LauraR 69 tasting notes

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Red Rooibos Tea suffused with Sceletium is a natural relaxant with a hint of Rooibos.

A lovely texture in the mouth and a rich finish elevate mood and give a general feeling of well being.

The mood-elevating action of Sceletium Tortuosum is caused by a number of alkaloids including mesembrine, mesembrenol and tortuosum, which interact with the brain’s dopamine and serotonin receptors. Mesembrine, especially, has been shown to be a potent serotonin uptake-inhibitor. The research results have shown that sceletium has a remarkable ability to effectively treat symptoms of anxiety.

In addition to sceletium’s common use for stress and mental fatigue, it has been used as a natural supplement for mood elevation, reduction of anxiety, stress and tension and energy enhancement

Lesser benefits include appetite suppression and anti-depressant (Pharmaceutical Biology 1998. Vol. 36. Pp 173-179)

Sutherlandia
Sutherlandia frutescens is a traditional herbal remedy that has enjoyed a long history of safe use. There are four key compounds that contribute to the efficacy of this medicinal plant: the non-protein amino-acid L-canavanine, pinitol, GABA and asparagine. In addition, a novel triterpenoid glucoside has been isolated and characterized with its utility still to be determined.

L-canavanine: There are significant levels of this compound in sutherlandia leaves. This potent amino-acid is an L-arginine antagonist with documented anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer activities (Swaffar 1995; Crooks 1994).

The anti-viral activity includes anti-influenza and anti-retrovirus (Green 1988). L-canavanine is also a selective inhibitor of inducible nitric oxide synthase, and therefore has possible application in the treatment of septic shock and chronic inflammation (Anfoss, G. et a11999; Levy, B et aI1999).

Sutherlandia powerfully assists the body to mobilize its own resources to cope with diverse physical and mental stresses, and should therefore more correctly be known as an adaptogenictonic.

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223 tasting notes

Thanks go to LauraR for the chance to try this one.

This smells and tastes like rooibos, I can’t really taste the sceletium. It is quite weak, and I only made a small cup of this – 200ml with one bag. I didn’t really feel any relaxing effects from the sceletium either.

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This stuff is supposed to be a natural relaxant. When I sample this I was a bit wound up and needed to get up earlier than normal in the morning, so I decided to give it a shot. The flavor is nothing great. It mostly tastes like a mild bodied or watered down rooibos. This might be remedied by doubling up on tea bags though. However, when I went to bed I fell asleep quickly and slept through the entire night. Should credit be given to the sceltium? I am thinking maybe so… This would get an even higher rating if it was tastier.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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