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Ilex paraguayiensis

Tonic, Stimulant, Diuretic, Immunomodulator, Alterative

Yerba Mate, Paraguay tea, Jesuit tea

Caffeine, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Chlorogenic-acid, Chlorophyll, Choline, Fiber, Inositol, Nicotinic-acid, Pantothenic-acid, Protein, Pyridoxine, Resin, Riboflavin, Rutin, Tannin, Theobromine, Trigonelline, Vanillin, Vitamin C, B1, B2, Niacin

Mate was introduced to the United States in the 1970's as a caffeine-free coffee substitute. That claim was erroneous, as Mate does contain caffeine although in lesser amounts, approximately 50mg per 6 ounce cup verses 100-150 mg per cup of brewed coffee. It also contains Vitamin C and several B Vitamins.

The Guaraní word for yerba maté is "caá" which means "true herb" or "herb for excellence". Mate is a general tonic, invigorating to the body and mentally stimulating. It produces a natural energy, but doesn't interfere with sleep.

The powerful diuretic action of Mate can help relieve the fluid retention associated with PMS. This multi-faceted herb promotes balanced immune function, cleanses the blood, tones the nervous system, controls the appetite and is believed to to stimulate the power of other healing herbs.

Herbs which produce a healthful change in the body without perception.

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DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace the advice of a qualified physician.