What is Yerba Mate?

A traditional Argentine drink made from the leaves of the Yerba Mate tree.

Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis) is a native tree from the green forests of Argentina (South America). The Guarani, ancient people of the land, believed the herb to be a divine blessing and began the tradition of brewing its leaves into a tea-like beverage, the Yerba Mate tea, consumed for its multiple health benefits for the body and the mind, elevated to the status of a community practice, bringing the individuals and the society together.

The name of the herbal drink derives from the Quechua “mati,” which means gourd and refers to the age-old manner of drinking Yerba Mate.

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Health Benefits

Source of Vitamins

Yerba mate contains B-group vitamins which is essential for body functions such as energy.

Powerful Anti-Oxidants

It is ranked in a very privileged position among natural elements carrying the highest antioxidant power due to its high concentration of polyphenols.

Anti-Obesity

Consumption of Yerba Mate along with periodic exercise helps reduce obesity.
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Energising Effects

Matein, a substance of the same type as caffeine, is contained in this infusion and is the main cause of these beneficial effects for the body.
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Source of Minerals

Yerba mate contains potassium, an essential mineral that is necessary for the correct function of the Heart.
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Lower Bad Cholesterol Levels

Consumption of Yerba Mate helps to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides.