CHARACTERISTICS OF MATE
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Scientific name: Ilex paraguariensis A. St. Hilaire
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?
More information on mate characteristics and properties.