Yerba Mate has the "Strength of coffee, the health of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one beverage. Out of the six most commonly used stimulants in the world: coffe, tea, kola, nut, coocoa, and guarana, yerba mate triumps as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition. Yerba mate (yer-bah mah-tay) is made from the naturally caffeinated and nourising leaves of the celebrated South American raniforest holly tree (llex paraguariensis). For thousands of years tribes have sipped yerba mate to find tremindous invigoration, focus, and nourishment. The leaves of this ranforest tree naturally contain 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, abundant antioxidants. Reaserchers have yet to find a plant besides mate that contains such a nutritional value. Mate contains practically all of the vitamins nessessary to sustain life. Mate has been respected for thousands of years. in Europe it is used for weight loss, physical and mental fatigue, nerbous depression, rheumatic pains and psychogenic and fatigue related headaches. Yerba mate is the sbjec of a German monograph which lists its approved uses for mental and physical fatigue.
Yerba Mate contains caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine, very common stimulants also found in tea, coffee and chocolate. Unlike tea, yerba mate has a low tannin content so it can be strong like coffee with out becoming extremely bitter. Unlike coffie, yerba mate is not oily and acid forming, so it is less likely to cause stomach acid and jitters. Mate contains xanthines, chemicals that boost your metabolic rate by 10% and is rich in pantothenic acid, which prevents overstimulation of the nervous system. Mate has a host of antioxidants that boost immunity and protect against colds and flu. Yerba mate, is a shade subtropical. Like high quality coffee, high quaity mate is shade grow; delivering more flavor and containing more medicinal and nitritional properties than commercially grow, sun farmed varieties. It thrives in natural rainforest environment with high humdity with up to 1500 mm of annual rainfall. Yerba mate is the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay, Urahuay, and Southern Brazil where is is consumed 6 to 1 over coffee.. In Argentina, over 90% of people drink Yerba Mate. Yerba mate is versitile and can be prepared in many different varieties..