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Information and Health Benefits


  • Yerba Mate (YM) tea is an herbal tea, and is one the most widely-consumed plants worldwide
  • YM tea is indigenous to Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, and is cultivated in other South American countries
  • Native Indians of Paraguay and Brazil have used YM for health remedies, such as to promote perspiration, immunity, digestion, memory, and weight loss, since before the 16th century
  • It is a widely consumed nonalcoholic beverage in South America and is gaining rapid introduction into the world market
  • Research displayed on the NIH and CDC explains how YM has antioxidant and anti-cancer effects, as well as the potential to treat obesity and diabetes
  • Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or delay some types of cell damage
  • YM also has the ability to increase energy levels because of the caffeine it contains
  • Just like all caffeinated drinks, it is important be moderate in consuming this beverage



Sources: cdc.gov, nih.gov