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Rooibos

Also indexed as:Aspalathus linearis
Rooibos: Main Image© Martin Wall
Botanical names:
Aspalathus linearis

Side Effects

As rooibos has not been studied scientifically in humans, there is no information available about its safety in pregnancy or lactation or in people with kidney or liver failure. However, it is generally considered a very safe herb, and there are no known side effects, contraindications, or drug interactions.27

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