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.
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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.

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

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.

Source of Minerals

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

Lower Bad Cholesterol Levels

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