Latin Name: Ilex paraguariensis
Commonly Used as a coffee replacement beverage. It can be made like most teas or made traditionally with nothing added. A simple recipe:
Servings: 1 person (or share it with your family and friends)
Loose-leaf Yerba mate
Ice Cold Water
Sweetener (sugar, honey, agave syrup) – optional
1 Lemon, Lime or Orange
Mint, different fruits, lemon grass– optional
Uses: brain fog, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, depression, diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, headache, rheumatism, UTIs, bladder stones, kidney stones, obesity, laxative
Safety Concerns: Unsafe in large amounts. Not safe to take over a long period of time. May increase chances of cancer, especially if you smoke or drink alcohol. It contains caffeine and is not good in large amounts.
Always consult your physician before taking any medicinal products. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to see if the product is appropriate for you. If you experience any pain or adverse side-effects, stop and consult your healthcare provider immediately.