Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is the kind of low evergreen tree that originated in the subtropical Atlantic forest in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. In these South American countries yerba mate tea is considered a traditional drink that is consumed daily as a healthy alternative to coffee.
Also this plant helps in weight control through its thermogenic properties that forces the body to release excess calories in the form of heat rather than store them.
This herb acts as mono-amino-oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I), which acts as an antidepressant. It also increases energy in the body, improves appetite, mental activity, lowers LDL cholesterol and relieves asthma.
Yerba mate contains, caffeine, theobromine and theophylline as potassium, magnesium and manganese, vitamin A, C, B1, B2, niacin, B5, B complex, calcium, iron, selenium, phosphorus, fatty acids, chlorophyll, flavonoids, polyphenols , trace minerals, antioxidants, pantothenic acid and 15 amino acids.
Reduces appetite which helps control weight and helps in burning fat.
- Facilitates digestion and acts as a moderate laxative.
- It strengthens the immune system.
- Relieves stress and anxiety.
- Increases your energy.