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Insomnia From Red Rooibos Tea

Everyone is different. Am I the only one that seems to react to red rooibos tea?   It is supposed to have anti histamine properties–but it seems to have reignited my insomniac/histamine issues.

All I know is now I can’t get to sleep tonight despite rooibos being touted as a great sleep aid. Ha! Well maybe it is for most people.

Certainly it tastes great and maybe I had “too much”??

I think I reacted due to the fact  red rooibos is fermented to create the red color. I seem to react to fermented anything these days.

Rooibos also has quercitin, which has  wonderful anti-histamine properties for most people. However perhaps I should have known rooibos could be a problem given that I  react to quercitin even in its pure form and related substances like rutin.

They say we can be allergic to anything. Perhaps that goes for food sensitivities too.