An Ancient Tradition
The tales of Yerba Mate stretch back centuries, from the Argentine Gauchos (cowboys), to the native Guarani people who came to know Yerba Mate as the “Drink of the Gods” or the “Drink of Friendship”. Tomando Mate (drinking mate) is a symbol of hospitality, a way for people to come together and enjoy the sharing of this impressively nutritious tea.
The effects of drinking Yerba Mate include increased energy, focus and clarity amongst many others, making it an ideal beverage for social situations. The Yerba Mate plant is grown and processed in South America, specifically in northern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil. It is a species of the holly family, with the botanical name Ilex paraguariensis.
A Modern Health Blend
Recent scientific studies confirmed what the ancient drinkers of this tea have instinctively known – this is a special plant with numerous health and healing properties.
Research on the effects of Ilex paraguariensis in health and disease has confirmed its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and lipid lowering activities. – Borges MC, Vinolo MA, et al
Of the six commonly used stimulants in the world: yerba mate, coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa and guarana, yerba mate triumphs as the most balanced, delivering both energy and nutrition. A welcomed discovery for those looking to balance the demands of modern society with the health of their bodies.