Common name: Yerba Mate
Scientific Name: Ilex Paraguariensis St.Hill
Family: Aquifoliaceae Origin: Native Species of South America
Popular Synonym: Mate – Paraguay tea
Parts used: Leaves
Active Ingredient: Purine alkaloids (caffeine, theophylline and theobromine), tannins and chlorogenic acid.
Therapeutic properties: Stimulant, diuretic, digestive, energetic, laxative, sudorific and tonic.
Therapeutic indications: Cancer (Colon), diabetes, fatigue, depression, ulcers, pancreas, heart diseases, among others.