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1.  Rooibos Tea: Research into Antioxidant and Antimutagenic Properties
HerbalGram. 2003;59:34-45 © American Botanical Council. Article and website

2. Comparison of antioxidant activity of aspalanthin with that of other phenols of Rooibos Tea, alpha tocopherol, BHT and BHA.
Von Gadow, A, et al. J Agric. Food Chem. 1977, 45, 632 – 638.

3.  Comparison of the antioxidant activity of Rooibos with green, oolong and black tea
Von Gadow, A, et al. Food Chemistry. 1997. Vol 60, No1, 73 – 77.

4.  Antioxidants from Rooibos tea – a possible explanation for its health promoting properties?
Joubert, E. et al. S Afr J Food Sci Nutri. 1996, 8: 79 – 83

5.  Antimutagenicity of South African Herbal Teas
L Joubert, ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij (Stellenbosch, South Africa) 2001. Article and website

6.  An investigation on the antimutagenic properties of South African herbal teas
Marnevick, JL. et al. Mutation Research. 2000, 471: 157 – 166. Abstract

7.  Rooibos Tea as an Anti-Aging Beverage
Nakano, M. Unpublished. Institute for Medical Science of Aging, Aichi Medical University, Japan

8.  Effects of rooibos tea extract on antigen-specific antibody production and cytokine generation in vitro and in vivo.
K Kunishiro, A Tai, and I Yamamoto. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, October 1, 2001; 65(10): 2137-45. Abstract

9. Drinking tea prevents cancer. Letter by Joe Cummins to Sustainable Agriculture Network Discussion Group, University of Florida, February 2002. Letter

10. Influence of processing stages on antimutagenic and antioxidant potentials of rooibos tea.
L Standley, P Winterton, JL Marnewick, WC Gelderblom, E Joubert, and TJ Britz. J Agric Food Chem, Jan 2001; 49(1): 114-7. [Abstract]

11. Antihemolytic effect of Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) on red blood cells of Japanese quails.
M Simon, L Horovská, M Greksák, R Dusinský, and M Nakano. Gen Physiol Biophys, Dec 2000; 19(4): 365-71. [Abstract]

12. (S)- and (R)-eriodictyol-6-C-beta-D-glucopyranoside, novel keys to the fermentation of rooibos (Aspalathus linearis).
C Marais, WJ van Rensburg, D Ferreira, and JA Steenkamp. Phytochemistry, Sep 2000; 55(1): 43-9. [Abstract]

13.Anti-human immunodeficiency virus activity of oligosaccharides from rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) extracts in vitro.
M Nakano, H Nakashima, and Y Itoh. Leukemia, Apr 1997; 11 Suppl 3: 128-30. [Abstract]

14. Inhibitory effects of Rooibos tea, Aspalathus linearis, on X-ray-induced C3HIOTII2 cell transformation. "Cancer Letters 1994, 77:33-38 Nakano, M., et al.

15.Polysaccharide from Aspalathus linearis with strong anti-HIV activity.
M Nakano, Y Itoh, T Mizuno, and H Nakashima. Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Feb 1997; 61(2): 267-71. [Abstract]

16. Effect of Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) on chick skeletal muscle cell growth in culture.
D Lamosová, M Juráni, M Greksák, M Nakano, and M Vaneková. Comp Biochem Physiol C Pharmacol Toxicol Endocrinol, Jan 1997; 116(1): 39-45. [Abstract]

17.Radioprotective effects of antioxidative plant flavonoids in mice.
K Shimoi, S Masuda, B Shen, M Furugori, and N Kinae. Mutat Res, Feb 1996; 350(1): 153-61. [Abstract]

18.The suppression of age-related accumulation of lipid peroxides in rat brain by administration of Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis).
O Inanami, T Asanuma, N Inukai, T Jin, S Shimokawa, N Kasai, M Nakano, F Sato, and M Kuwabara. Neurosci Lett, Aug 1995; 196(1-2): 85-8. [Abstract]

19. The clastogen-suppressing effects of green tea, Po-lei tea and Rooibos tea in CHO cells and mice.
YF Sasaki, H Yamada, K Shimoi, K Kator, and N Kinae. Mutat Res, Apr 1993; 286(2): 221-32. [Abstract]

20. Scavenging effects of Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos tea) on active oxygen species.
T Yoshikawa, Y Naito, H Oyamada, S Ueda, T Tanigawa, T Takemura, S Sugino, and M Kondo. Adv Exp Med Biol, Jan 1990; 264: 171-4. [Index]

21. The effect of rooibos tea on the type I allergic reaction.
PB Hesseling and JR Joubert. S Afr Med J, Dec 1982; 62(27): 1037-8. [Index]

22. The effect of rooibos tea on iron absorption.
PB Hesseling, JF Klopper, and PD van Heerden.
S Afr Med J, Apr 1979; 55(16): 631-2. [Abstract]

23. Article - WebMD. The Tao of Tea. Mark Moran, MPH, Diet and Nutrition newsletter, 4 June 2001.[Article].

24. Intake of potentially anticarcinogenic flavonoids and their determinants in adults in The Netherlands.
Hertog MG, Hollman PC, Katan MB, Kromhout D. Nutr Cancer 1993;20:21–9.[Medline] Abstract

25. Bringing South Africa's Favorite Drink to the World Market.
Hoegler, Nancy. A-SNAPP Newsletter, Issue 9 Vol 1, 2000,October 24, Herb Research Foundation [Article]

26. Effect of Rooibos on some dermatological diseases.
Shindo & Kato Division of Dermatology, Shinonoi General Hospital, Nagano, Japan, 1991.

27. Struktuur en sintese van metaboliete uit rooibostee.
Marais. University of Orange Free State, South Africa, 1996.

28. Article - Pretoria News. Sister Lilian , Parenting Column, 16 January 1999. Nappyrash [Link]

29. Quercetin as the major in vitro active component of rooibos tea.
Snyckers & Salemi. Studies of South African medicinal plants. Part 1 Journal of South African Chemical Institute, 1974: 27: 5-7

30. T. Habu, R.A. Flath, T.R. Mon and J.F. Morton, J. Agric Food Chem., 1985 33 (2), 249.

31. M. Kawakami, A. Kobayashi and K. Kator, J. Agric Food Chem., 1993, 41, 633.

32. C.W.W. Beecher, N.R. Farnsworth and C. Gyllenhaal in Natural Products of Woody Plants II; ed.

33. J.W. Rowe, Springer -Verlag, Berlin, 1989, 1070.

34. Y. Shindo and K. Kato in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Tea Science, The Organizing Commitee of ISTS, Shizuoka, Japan, Kurofane Co. Ltd., 1991, 385.

35. Phytoestrogens - Benefits, risks and current research associated with phytoestrogens in food.. Institute of Food Science & Technology Article

36.Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) partially prevents oxidative stress in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.Ulicna O, Vancova O, Bozek P, Carsky J, Sebekova K, Boor P, Nakano M, Greksak M Institute of Animal Biochemistry and Genetics, 61 Moyzesova Str., 900 28 Ivanka pri Dunaji, Slovak Republic ,2005. [Abstract]

37.Ex vivo modulation of chemical-induced mutagenesis by subcellular liver fractions of rats treated with rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) tea, honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) tea, as well as green and black (Camellia sinensis) teas.Marnewick JL, Batenburg W, Swart P, Joubert E, Swanevelder S, Gelderblom WC Mutat Res. 2004 Mar 14;558(1-2):145-54. Abstract Related Articles

38. Clinical Trial Shows Cardiovascular Benefits for Rooibos, Popular Antioxidant Herbal Tea from South Africa
2008-09-10 - American Botanical Council (ABC, Herbalgram). Article


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