Month: April 2020

Rooibos can benefit you during Covid-19 pandemic

A recently completed study at the University of Columbia, found that COVID-19 poses a significant risk to those suffering from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension as a result of the additional stress that the respiratory disease places on the heart. Thus, heart patients are more likely to develop severe symptoms and complications from COVID-19. In …

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Rooibos continues to enjoy GI protection in UK post Brexit

There has been some speculation around whether South African products, such as Rooibos, will continue to enjoy Geographical Indicator (GI) status following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. According to Dawie de Villiers, legal director for the the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), the short answer is “yes”. “By its inclusion in the Geographical Indication …

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