Yerba Mate Leaf

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Dried Herbs > Leaves
Yerba Mate. (Ilex paraguariensis) has many properties such as being an antioxidant. It also may help with cognition and energy. . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: 250g

250g
$11.90 (AUD)
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Yerba mate, derived from the leaves of the Ilex paraguariensis plant, is a traditional South American beverage known for its unique taste and numerous health benefits. Here are the primary uses of yerba mate:

  1. Energy Boost:

    • Natural Stimulant: Yerba mate contains caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline, which are stimulants that provide a natural energy boost without the jitteriness often associated with coffee. It enhances alertness and reduces fatigue.
  2. Mental Focus:

    • Cognitive Benefits: The combination of caffeine and other compounds in yerba mate can improve mental clarity, focus, and cognitive function. It is commonly consumed by students and professionals for enhanced concentration.
  3. Physical Performance:

    • Exercise Endurance: Yerba mate may enhance physical performance by improving energy expenditure and fat oxidation during exercise. It is often used as a pre-workout drink.
  4. Antioxidant Properties:

    • Rich in Antioxidants: Yerba mate contains polyphenols, flavonoids, and saponins, which are potent antioxidants. These compounds help protect cells from oxidative stress and reduce inflammation.
  5. Weight Management:

    • Appetite Control: Yerba mate can promote weight loss by reducing appetite and increasing feelings of fullness. It may also boost metabolism and enhance fat burning.
  6. Digestive Health:

    • Digestive Aid: Yerba mate has been traditionally used to aid digestion and relieve constipation. It stimulates bile production and promotes healthy gastrointestinal function.
  7. Cardiovascular Health:

    • Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: Some studies suggest that yerba mate can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and improve heart health. It may also have a mild diuretic effect, helping to regulate blood pressure.
  8. Immune System Support:

    • Boosting Immunity: The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in yerba mate support the immune system, helping the body to fight off infections.
  9. Bone Health:

    • Bone Density: Yerba mate may contribute to bone health by increasing bone density and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

Place of Origin

Brazil

Botanical Name

Ilex paraguariensis

Form

Leaf

Ingredients

100% Yerba Mate.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.
Vegetarian/Vegan.

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