Red alert! Healing power of rooibos can turn toxic, warn doctors

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Red alert! Healing power of rooibos can turn toxic, warn doctors

Four people, one a man who suffered two bouts of hepatitis, are believed to have been poisoned by the tea

Cape Town bureau chief

Ask the internet about the health benefits of rooibos and you can expect about 1.5 million answers.

Ask about the harm the South African herbal tea can do and the number of answers comes down to single figures. Three, to be precise.

But the number has just increased to four after French doctors published their account of treating a 63-year-old who arrived in their hospital with jaundice in September 2019...

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