The effect of rooibos tea on the type I allergic reaction

Hesseling P.B. ; Joubert J.R. (1982)


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The hypothesis that Aspalathus linearis (rooibos tea) has anti-allergic properties was tested. The type I skin reaction was employed as a measurable criterion of allergic disease. Local application and the ingestion of rooibos tea failed to inhibit these reactions, and it is highly unlikely that this substance has any value in the treatment of this type of allergic disease.

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