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About Me, Annique and Rooibos

“Get Bushwise”

with Marion Elizabeth Green,
Annique & Rooibos

Marion Green, Annique Independent Consultant

My Annique business is based in Pringle bay, along the Cape Whale Coast, in the heart of the Cape Fynbos.

Qualified as a pre-school teacher in Gauteng, I gave up teaching after four years to travel and to explore other avenues. I spent almost ten years living in the Bushveld of Londolozi and Savuti and Chobe in Botswana where I was involved in catering and managing of various lodges. In 1994 I headed to the sea and have been in the Western Cape ever since where I owned and managed the Souvenir and Bookshop in the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay. Here I fell in love with Fynbos including Rooibos.

I was introduced to Annique’s Rooibos products by a lady in the area as I had a very sensitive skin and Annique’s Rooibos (aspalathus linearis) products gave me the relief I needed.

After clocking into work 7 days a week all year round, I closed down my shop at the end of February 2014 to spend quality time at home with my retired husband and to be an Annique independent consultant and sponsor full-time.

I can now create life-changing opportunities everyday with all the people I meet and would like to help you do the same. We offer you a chance to be involved in the direct selling industry where you can determine the hours you work and what salary you would like to earn. If you reach a set target each year, you get to travel overseas with other consultants. Annique has a wonderful ABC Compensation Plan.

Call me, your Independent Annique Consultant on The Cape Whale Coast & beyond, to Experience Rooibos, by smelling, tasting and seeing it and feeling it on your skin! I also love Cooking with Rooibos – TRY IT!

Come for some Rooibos Tea

About Annique Health & Beauty

Annique Health & Beauty is the Rooibos company that creates life-changing opportunities everyday! It is a leader in the South African Health & Beauty Industry creating uniquely South African health and beauty products with their unique, magical ingredient of Rooibos extract. 49 years old in 2020!

The company provides staff and consultants with guidance and tools to help them fulfill their life’s purpose and achieve success through product sales and building passive income by developing independent networks. Annique has been the leader in the South African direct selling market for 49 years, boasting an extensive South African skin care, health, lifestyle and cosmetic product range, using the unique ingredients of Rooibos.

In 1968 Dr Annique Theron stumbled on the natural healing powers and anti-allergenic properties of Rooibos when she warmed Lorinda, her allergic baby’s bottle with warm Rooibos tea. For the first time since birth Lorinda slept through the night and her allergic reactions to even mother’s milk calmed down. From there on, Dr Theron set out with a vision to create life-changing opportunities for all. Her legend now lives on. Be a part of it by joining today – I can show you how!

The Rooibos extract found in Annique products have been a scientifically proven remedy over the past few decades boasting properties of anti-allergic, anti-spasmodic,anti-bacterial, anti-ageing, anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, no caffeine and very low tannin. Annique Health & Beauty has grown into a globally respected health and beauty brand worldwide.

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The History of Rooibos

Local inhabitants of the Cederberg region first discovered that Rooibos leaves can be brewed as a refreshing drink, more than 300 years ago. They would use axes to harvest the plant and then bruise the leaves with hammers, before leaving them to ferment and later dry in the sun. To day the harvesting and processing of this indigenous herb is done in much the same way, only using more advanced equipment.

Crossing the seas

Eary Cape-Dutch settlers started drinking Rooibos tea as a cheaper alternative to expensive black tea from Europe. In 1772, European botanist, Carl Thunberg, visited the Cape to report on the Rooibos plant and its tea variant.

In 1904, Russian immigrant, Benjamin Ginsberg, recognised the potential of this unique tea and started trading with Rooibos tea, locally and internationally. This made him the first ever exporter of Rooibos and still today, the Ginsberg family continues to market Rooibos.

Research and Development

In the early 1900’s, Dr Le Fras Nortier started researching the medicinal value and agricultural potential of Rooibos, since the doctor and nature-lover in him was drawn to this mysterious and aromatic tea. Still, the commercial growing of Rooibos only started in the 1930’s.

In 1968, Annique Founder, Dr Annique Theron, put the spotlight on Rooibos with her claim that it soothed away her baby’s colic. She published a book on her findings called “Allergies: An Amazing Discovery” and continued to make huge strides in the promotion of the health benefits of Rooibos.

In 1984 Rooibos made headlines in Japan as an anti-ageing product.

Green Rooibos was developed in 1995 by the Agricultural Research Council (Inbruitec) in South Africa.

More recent Rooibos innovations include the red espresso – the first tea espresso in the world, which was introduced to coffee shops and retail outlets in 2006 – and wine that contains Rooibos in place of Sulphites as the preservative.

Experiment with Rooibos and chocolate, or Rooibos in your Cocktails. Check out the Rooibos Council website.

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