Yerba Mate Tea is a Traditional Infusion that Promotes Clear Thinking and Digestion
Yerba Mate is a tea that is consumed in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil as a healthful alternative to coffee; it is often drunk in a friendly ritual among acquaintances, from a special small gourd, the bombilla, that is passed among a circle. This traditional infusion is brewed from the dried leaves of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis), a native plant of subtropical Latin America.
YERBA MATE HAS THE FOLLOWING KNOWN THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:
1. HEIGHTENS and SUSTAINS HUMAN ENERGY-LEVELS. 2. INDUCES MENTAL CLARITY. 3.PROVIDES ANTIOXIDANTS. 4. BOOSTS the IMMUNE-SYSTEM. 5. IMPROVES DIGESTION. 6. RELIEVES STRESS. 7.AIDS WEIGHT-LOSS. 8. CLEANSES THE COLON. 9. YERBA MATE IS BELIEVED to INCREASE LONGEVITY. 9. MAY BE HELPFUL IN PREVENTING DIABETES TYPE II 10. IS SAID TO PROMOTE PROPER SLEEP
- Helps Stimulate Focus and Clarity
- Boosts Physical Energy
- Traditionally Used to Support Weight Loss Programs that Include a Balanced Diet and Exercise
- Aids Elimination
• Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5, and B Complex
• Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc
• Additional Compounds: Carotene, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Inositol, Trace-Minerals, Antioxidants, Tannins, Pantothenic Acid and 15 Amino Acids.
• Theophylline, theobromine, and caffeine
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Yerba Mate Provides Small Amounts of Many Nutrients
The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society in 1964 were interested in this healthy source of vitamins and did a thorough study of its properties. These scientiss concluded that “it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to mate in nutritional value” and that yerba mate contains “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.” Researchers at the University of Madrid determined that there is high content of mineral elements, especially K, Mg, and Mn, in the yerba mate herb.
Yerba mate has been used as a base for herbal medicines in South America for centuries; the plant’s benefits and therapeutic qualities have been verified by a number of scientific studies. The chemical components of yerba mate are similar to those found in green tea, but yerba mate is more nutritious than green tea.