When choosing a tea to drink, you have many different options. Green, white, black, herbal, oolong, and matcha are great options to keep you hydrated and provide you with other benefits like antioxidants. But there is one type of tea in particular that can aid in a stronger heart and improved libido.
Rooibos (pronounced ROY-bos) tea comes from an African plant that has been linked to several different health benefits due to its high antioxidant properties. It’s also a favorite among tea drinkers because it is caffeine-free, so you can drink it any time of the day without worrying about staying awake or getting the jitters.
Dr. Dawie van Velden explained, “Rooibos tea is known as a bronchodilator – which not only relieves respiratory conditions but also reduces high blood pressure. It helps blood vessels to relax and widen, making it easier for blood to flow through.”
Blood pressure increases as a result of constricting blood vessels, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Your heart isn’t the only thing affected by constricting blood vessels, though, as your sexual organs need ample blood flow in order to work. When blood flow is restricted, it can make having and maintaining an erection difficult. For women, healthy blood circulation ensures proper sensation and lubrication.
Improved blood flow also means the brain can get a healthy supply of blood, which can also ensure that hormones travel throughout the body.
To further boost your heart health and libido, ensure you are drinking your rooibos tea along with consuming a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables to ensure you are getting in all the necessary vitamins and nutrients you need to support healthy blood circulation.