Scientific name: Ilex paraguariensis

Classification: Species

Top rating: Ilex

Conservation Status: Nearly Threatened Encyclopedia of Life

Kingdom: Plante

Class: Magnoliopside

Yerba mate is a medicinal plant that has a thin gray stem, oval leaves and small green or purplish-red fruits. It is widely cultivated in the southern region of Brazil, being used as a home remedy for cholesterol due to its properties.

Yerba mate is also popularly known as mate, congonha or chimarrão, being marketed as mate tea.

what is it for

This medicinal herb is useful for slimming, fighting bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing good cholesterol (HDL), decreasing blood glucose, satiating hunger, stimulating brain function, improving blood circulation, facilitating digestion, clean the skin and, in addition, it also contributes to a healthy cardiovascular and respiratory system.

Yerba Mate Benefits

Yerba mate has in its composition caffeine, theophylline, theobromine, folic acid, tannins, minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E and, therefore, it acts as an antioxidant, diuretic, mild laxative, stimulant and aphrodisiac .

Can increase energy and improve mental focus: Thanks to its caffeine content, yerba mate can help increase your energy levels and increase your mental focus.

May improve physical performance: Yerba mate increases the body’s dependence on fat for fuel during exercise. It can also improve muscle contractions and reduce fatigue, which can contribute to better physical performance.

May protect against infections: Yerba mate may have some antibacterial, antiparasitic and antifungal properties.

It can help you lose weight and belly fat

yerba mate can reduce appetite, increase metabolism, and increase the amount of fat burned for fuel.

Can boost the immune system: Yerba mate has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can boost the immune system.

Lowers blood sugar levels: Yerba mate can improve insulin signaling and blood sugar control.

May lower risk of heart disease: Yerba mate’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol-lowering properties may help protect against heart disease.

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