Rooibos headache poll

Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.

Do you get headaches from Rooibos?

Yes, every time
Yes, usually
I used to when I started drinking it
No, don't believe so
Nope, never
I have not had it, and am very curious about this before I start
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Rooibos headache poll

Postby Chip » Jul 6th, '09, 15:50

This has been discussed pretty much, time for a poll.

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Postby Ebtoulson » Jul 6th, '09, 17:06

I normally don't drink rooibos but when I do I pick green and I never get headaches from it.

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Postby Artemis » Jul 10th, '09, 10:44

I normally break out the decaf tea later in the day, so I think my timing has something to do with it. I've only brewed a few cups of it because the taste/smell combo really just makes me feel awful... it's not necessarily a headache, but I think it's more of a case of trying to eat/drink something that you dislike or just aren't in the mood for. I'm working on finding an herbal replacement tea for roobios. I really only drink it if it's late (no white or green teas after four if I want to sleep at night) and I'm desperate.

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Postby Sam. » Jul 10th, '09, 23:28

I drink it once or twice a week, both green and red, and I don't think I've ever gotten a headache from it. But I understand that it does that to some people; I would just avoid it, if that's the case. To me, it's mellow and somewhat sweet tisane to drink if it's night and I don't want any caffeine.

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Postby Chester Copperpot » Jul 16th, '09, 10:14

Headaches after drinking rooibos? This is all news to me. I've been drinking both green and red rooibos teas for awhile and have never gotten a headache. Must just affect some people. It's my favorite evening or late-night tea (I'm one of those people who can't drink any sort of caffeinated tea past 6pm or it keeps me up all night)!

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Postby Artemis » Jul 17th, '09, 10:54

They seem to be getting a little better. I ran out of herbal and it wasn't too bad, actually. I didn't steep it as long, though, just so it wasn't as strong as I'd normally brew it.

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Re: Rooibos headache poll

Postby JM » Aug 15th, '09, 00:49

Nothing beats the cheap stuff I've been drinking. In the beginning I had a few headaches but I can't be sure it was the Rooibos.


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Re: Rooibos headache poll

Postby brad4419 » Aug 29th, '09, 12:37

Nope never.

Im not a huge fan of rooibos but drink it occasionally with no problems...yet.

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Re: Rooibos headache poll

Postby thirtysixbelow » Aug 31st, '09, 10:58

I drink Rooibos at night before bed and the first 2 times I tried it I had huge headaches the next morning. It's extremely odd for me to wake up with a headache so it's pretty strong evidence to me. The headaches stopped happening after the 3rd time or so. Totally worth it :)

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Re: Rooibos headache poll

Postby AlexZorach » Sep 24th, '09, 12:41

I haven't heard of this before!

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Re: Rooibos headache poll

Postby judyw » Oct 20th, '09, 23:59

I love Rooibos and have never gotten headaches from it.

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Re: Rooibos headache poll

Postby beckynoel » Oct 21st, '09, 21:55

Ya know, I bought a blend that had red rooibos in it, along with a flavored black, and chai. After drinking it I did get a headache, but never really considered if it was due to the rooibos. I haven't gone back for a second cup yet because I wasn't in love with the taste of the blend. Maybe I will give it another go for the sake of experimentation.

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Re: Rooibos headache poll

Postby braven » Nov 3rd, '09, 17:29

Sometimes I get neck aches, such as today. :?:

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