Yerba Mate, also known as Paraguay tea is native to Argentina, southern Brazil and Paraguay and now also widely cultivated in Spain and Portugal. It is an evergreen shrub which can grow into a small tree reaching a height of between 6-15 metres.
Yerba Mate is well known for its vitamin and mineral content. It contains a variety of polyphenols such as the flavonoids quercetin and rutin and three xanthines: caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, the main one being caffeine. Yerba mate has been claimed to have various effects on human health attributed to the high quantity of polyphenols found in mate tea. Yerba mate also contains elements such as potassium, magnesium and manganese.
Mate contains compounds that act as an appetite suppressant and is commonly used as a weight loss and digestive aid (for obesity and as part of weight loss regimen). In addition it is used as a tonic (tones, balances and strengthens the body) and as a and as a general nervine (balances/calms nerves). It may also help with symptoms of sinusitis, depression, stress, nerve pain and nervous fatigue. In addition, Yerba Mate is said to energise the body and mind, improve concentration and heighten physical endurance. It is much gentler on the stomach than coffee without the side effects of anxiety, diarrhoea, "jitteriness", and heart palpitations. It can also be used as a natural stimulant and can be found in energy drinks and is often drunk by professional athletes before training and competition.
1:3 Alcohol Volume 45%. Take 10 - 15 drops 2 x daily.
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Yerba Mate - Ilex paraguariensis - Liquid Extract Tincture - 50ml
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