Journal of Chromatography A 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2011.11.012 View full text
Theresa Beelders, Gunnar O. Sigge, Elizabeth Joubert, Dalene de Beer, André de Villiers

Abstract: Rooibos tea, produced from the endemic South African shrub Aspalathus linearis, has various health-promoting benefits which are attributed to its phenolic composition. Generating reliable, quantitative data on these phenolic constituents is the first step towards documenting the protective effects associated with rooibos tea consumption. Reversed phase liquid chromatographic (RP-LC) methods currently employed in the quantitative analysis of rooibos are, however, hampered by limited resolution and/or excessive …

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