Mate tea

(Ilex paraguariensis)


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Scientific name: Ilex paraguariensis A. St. Hilaire

Family: Aquifoliaceae.

Habitat: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile.

Alkaloids: Mateine = caffeine

Active parts: The leaves.

Uses of mate

With mate leaves, the mate infusion is prepared

Is yerba mate a toxic plant?

It is not toxic. Quite the contrary, mate infusions are known for their medicinal properties. (More information in the listing above)

What are the properties of yerba mate infusion?

Among the principal properties, it is recognized as being stimulating, diuretic, stomachic, etc.

More information on mate characteristics and properties.

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