From the leaves of the yerba mate evergreen tree that grows
in the native habitat of the magical jaguar in South America comes a herb that for
centuries was known as the "Drink of the Gods" to the Guarani Indians. Legend
has it that yerba mate was the household cure for the Guarani who used it to boost
immunity, cleanse and detoxify the blood, tone the nervous system, combat fatigue, reduce
stress, and stimulate the mind, among other things.
Yerba mate is basically a stimulant drink, reported to
eliminates fatigue and stimulate mental and physical activity. Yerba Mate is believed to
have a beneficial effect on nerves and muscles and to enhances intellectual work.
Thanks to its vitamin B complex, yerba mate supports muscle energy, nerves and cerebral
activity; vitamins C and E act as organic defense on the organism's tissues; mineral
salts, jointly with caffeine, help the cardiovascular work and support blood circulation,
since caffeine acts as a vasodilator. In such circumstances, hunger can feel as satisfied.
Yerba mate enhances dieresis and is very useful for the bladder. Yerba mate also acts on
the digestive tube by activating normal peristaltic movements; it help facilitate
digestion, and enhances evacuation and urination. Yerba mate stimulant action is longer
than that of coffee and does not have side effects such as insomnia and irritability.
Research at the Paris Pasteur Institute are investigating a very important role in the
cell regeneration process by Yerba Mate.