Sometime during pregnancy or while breastfeeding some woman can develop a low iron condition called Anemia. Many teas prevent your body from absorbing iron due to an ingredient called tannin (the chemical in typical teas that causes them to be bitter). Rooibos tea (since it is not really a tea but a tisane) contains such an insignificant amount of tannin that it’s not even worth mentioning. Therefore, it will not interfere with a woman’s ability to absorb iron. In fact, rooibos CONTAINS IRON, as well as potassium, zinc, manganese and other trace minerals.
Rooibos is famous for it beneficial effect with the digestive tract by helping to relieve nausea, heartburn and easing constipation. This naturally caffeine-free herbal infusion can soothe the body’s reaction to allergies and rashes. That’s why in South Africa rooibos has been the drink of choice of many woman during pregnancy for over a century now.