Common name: Yerba Mate, Mate, Erva Mate,
Paraguay Cayi, Paraguay Tea, South American Holly
Part Used: Leaves
Yerba Maté (often misspelled Yerba Mate or Yerba Matte) is a powerful rejuvenating beverage grown in its native rainforest environment. Yerba Maté is useful for a wide variety of ailments with a wealth of nutritional properties combined with its positive effects on the immune system, and plays a key role in the body’s ability to neutralize free radicals. Yerba maté’s ability to stimulate – without the nervous side effects associated with coffee – makes it a wonderful alternative.
Yerba Maté serves as an excellent multivitamin supplement, including Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, B Complex, Biotin, Choline and Inositol; Minerals Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Silicon, Phosphorus and Sulfur; and 15 Amino Acids, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavenols, Polyphenols, Trace Minerals, and Antioxidants.
Plus, research now supports the claims that yerba mate can help:
diabetes – by balancing blood sugar levels
constipation – by stimulating digestion
hypertension – by relaxing peripheral blood vessels
high cholesterol – by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL
allergy & hay fever – by reducing symptoms
A natural stimulant – without the side effects and toxicity of coffee – remarkably, it induces better (not worse) attributes of sleep