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Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) : from bush teas to potential therapy for cardiovascular disease

dc.contributor.authorWindvogel, Shantalen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-09T07:36:39Z
dc.date.available2019-07-09T07:36:39Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationWindvogel, S. 2019. Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) : from bush teas to potential therapy for cardiovascular disease. In: Hueda, C. H. (eds.) Nutraceuticals - past, present and future. IntechOpen, doi:10.5772/intechopen.86410en_ZA
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.5772/intechopen.86410
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/106308
dc.descriptionCITATION: Windvogel, S. 2019. Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) : from bush teas to potential therapy for cardiovascular disease. In: Hueda, C. H. (eds.) Nutraceuticals - past, present and future. IntechOpen, doi:10.5772/intechopen.86410.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.intechopen.comen_ZA
dc.descriptionPublication of this chapter was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of worldwide deaths. A number of risk factors for cardiovascular disease as well as type 2 diabetes and stroke present as the metabolic syndrome. Metabolic risk factors include hypertension, abdominal obesity, dyslipidaemia and increased blood glucose levels and may also include risk factors such as vascular dysfunction, insulin resistance, low high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and inflammation. Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) are indigenous South African plants whose reported health benefits include anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, antioxidant, cardioprotective and anti-diabetic properties. The last two decades have seen worldwide interest and success for these plants, not only as health beverages but also as preservatives, flavourants and skincare products. This review will focus on the current literature supporting the function of these plants as nutraceuticals capable of potentially reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.intechopen.com/online-first/rooibos-aspalathus-linearis-and-honeybush-cyclopia-spp-from-bush-teas-to-potential-therapy-for-cardi
dc.format.extent32 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherIntechOpenen_ZA
dc.subjectHoneybush (Cyclopia spp.) -- Therapeutic useen_ZA
dc.subjectRooibos (Aspalathus linearis) -- Therapeutic useen_ZA
dc.subjectCardiovascular disease -- Treatmenten_ZA
dc.subjectRooibos -- Health aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectHoneybush -- Health aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleRooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) : from bush teas to potential therapy for cardiovascular diseaseen_ZA
dc.typeBook Chapteren_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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