Latin Name: llex Paraguariensis
Yerba mate is a traditional South American brew that is made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis plant. It is mainly beneficial for those suffering from chronic fatigue and wish to improve sport performance.
Yerba mate started to gain popularity in recent years as it provides similar stimulative effects to that of coffee. It is used to boost energy level and mental function without having to experience the side effects of coffee, such as jittery and sleep interference.
It was also found that yerba mate may help promote weight loss by raising metabolism rate, suppressing appetite and increasing the number of fat cells burned for energy. As it also contains several plant compounds that have antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, yerba mate is believed to promote immune health, protect against common infections and keep our heart healthy.