Suggested products to boost antioxidants

Suggested products to boost antioxidants

Antioxidants are important compounds that protect the cells of the body from various diseases. They play an important role in our health – from minimising heart diseases and cancer to improving psychological well-being and weight loss. Antioxidants are necessary in our diet, so taking a traditional remedy that boosts antioxidants in the body is a smart choice.

Source of Health has numerous products available, under the Isiphethu Sempilo brand, to boost antioxidants and support your health. These herbal remedies can be used to help the body against various diseases and to prevent heart attacks and cancer. Antioxidants can be found in various plants. The following remedies have been specifically designed to introduce them into the body.

Source of Health products containing antioxidants

We suggest trying our Anti-bacterial remedy which contains natural antioxidants. This product fights bacteria and viruses in the body, boosts recovery time and supports the heart. It contains African potato, Honeybush, Rooibos and propolis extract from beehives. This traditional medicine should be taken twice a day.

Another product that supports antioxidants is our Elixir of Life tonic. It supports the immune system and keeps the body in fighting condition. This remedy is effective against a wide variety of ailments, including high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes. Elixir of Life contains African potato, African wormwood, Ipomoea pellita, Small knobwood and Cancer bush. It should be taken twice a day.

We also suggest using our Healthy Digestion remedy, which supports digestion, gut health, bowel movement and prevents heartburn. This herbal medicine contains African ginger, Aloe, Wild verbena and regular ginger. It should be taken twice a day to boost antioxidants in the body.

Lastly, we’d advise taking our Weight Loss medicine – an age-old appetite suppressant used by communities in the Kalahari. It is formulated to enhance digestion and stimulate the bowel. This remedy also helps to decrease food intake and promote a healthy colon. It contains Aloe and Hoodia gordonii. We suggest taking it twice daily.

Plants used in these suggested products

The following plants and natural substances are used in the suggested products above:

  • African ginger (or wild ginger) is a highly sought-after plant for many traditional remedies. Our African ginger is sustainably obtained from agricultural projects as it is almost totally depleted in the wild. It is used to treat asthma, colds, coughs and flu.
  • African potato is a native potato to South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana. It is a popular herbal supplement that is full of antioxidants and is known to boost the immune system.
  • African wormwood (or Artemisia) is a sweet-smelling shrub that is traditionally used as a herbal remedy for overall lung health and breathing.
  • Aloe is a famous South African plant, renowned for its healing properties. The hard, black, resinous extract from the plant is used mainly for its laxative properties.
  • Ginger is well-known for its medicinal properties, not just in Africa but around the world too. It is used widely to treat colds, flu, nausea and to fight infections.
  • Honeybush is commonly consumed as a tea. It grows naturally in the lowland areas of the Western Cape, but we source our honeybush from sustainable suppliers. This plant is rich in antioxidants and minerals, giving it a wide range of health benefits.
  • Hoodia gordonii is a well-known medicinal plant that is believed to support weight loss. The spiny succulent has become threatened in the wild due to its popularity, but we source it from sustainable agricultural projects.
  • Ipomoea pellita (commonly known as ubhoqo) is a plant found in the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. It is commonly used as an anti-inflammatory for treating diabetes, rheumatism, constipation and kidney ailments. 
  • Propolis extract is a wax-like substance sourced from sustainable beehives. It is an anti-inflammatory substance produced by bees that is commonly used to provide protection from viruses, bacteria and fungi. Propolis is also an excellent wound healer.
  • Rooibos is a popular plant in South Africa – most famous for its use in tea. It grows in the fynbos regions but is also cultivated on sustainable farms. It is rich in antioxidants and has been noted for its benefits for the heart and cholesterol.
  • Small knobwood is an indigenous tree that grows across most of South Africa. The leaves produce a strong citrus smell when crushed and the tree produces an oil-rich seed contained within its fruit. It is used to treat flatulence, stomach ache, fever and even epilepsy.
  • Sutherlandia frutescens (commonly known as Cancer bush) is commonly found in the Western Cape and Northern Cape, along the coastline. It is a natural remedy for gastric ailments, aches, fevers and even for the treatment of cancer. It can also be used as an antiseptic wash and a lotion for eye infections.
  • Wild verbena is used in traditional African medicine to treat a number of ailments, such as heartburn, swellings and fever.

These herbal remedies and products will help you prepare your body and improve your diet. They will speed up recovery times and help to boost antioxidants in the body, which is believed to prevent heart diseases, cancer and weight gain.

Our 100% natural products contain herbal concentrates and last up to 20 days for R185, making them a cost-effective option in the traditional African medicine industry. 

Disclaimer: These medicines have not been evaluated by SAHPRA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These plants have been used in various cultures for many years, by traditional healers, to treat certain ailments.


To learn more about African medicines and traditional plant-based remedies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Source of Health is a manufacturer of Traditional African Medicines under the brand Isiphethu Sempilo. We use biomedicine processes to create herbal remedies, combined with scientific methods to ensure the finest quality and trustworthy herbal extracts.


Source of Health offers a range of herbal products that are effective as natural remedies for pain, depression, illnesses and more. The use of medicinal plants as part of traditional African healthcare is one of the oldest and most assorted of all therapeutic systems. It has been used through the ages to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illnesses.


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