Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis)

Yerba mate is a traditional South American herb that is starting to gain popularity worldwide due to its several beneficial chemical compounds including: Xanthines (Caffeine and theobromine), caffeoyl derivatives, saponins, and polyphenols making it a powerhouse of antioxidants.

Yerba Mate is mainly used for physical and cognitive performance with its slightly stimulating effects, but also may help to reduce inflammation as a result of these.

There have also been studies on its anti-bacterial, antiparasitic and antifungal actions as a preventative and it may provide some protection against these types of pathogens.

Actions: Cognition enhancing, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hypolipidemic, hypocholesterolaemic.

Indications: Enhance physical performance, enhance concentration and focus, prevent infections, diabetes, cardiovascular disease.

Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Within daily limits of caffeine intake in pregnancy

Enjoy in blends:



Petre, A, Healthline Article: “8 Health Benefits of Yerba Mate (Backed by Science), December 2017