Yerba Mate' Leaf - ILEX PARAGUARIENSIS
(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Mate´ consists of the leaves of Ilex Paraguensis tree, belonging to the Aquifoliaceae family. It is an evergreen with pale bark and an oblong-oval crown. alternate dark green leaves, and white flowers in clusters. Roasted Yerba Mate’ is a smooth, full-bodied herbal tea that generally contains about half as much caffeine as coffee.
Other Names: Green Mate, Ilexparaguay Tea, Jesuit's Tea, Mate Leaf, Paraguay Cayi, Paraguay Tea, South American Holly, St. Bartholomew's Tea
Part Used: Leaf
Culinary Uses: The dried leaf of Yerba Mate’ is used to prepare a tea.
Medicinal Uses: Mate’ is used as to relieve mental and physical fatigue. It is also used as a weight loss supplement and stimulates the burning of fat.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Mate´ contains Caffeine. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid caffeine.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*