Yerba Maté

Used In: Classic - Immune - Focus - Cheia Vida


Yerba Maté is most commonly enjoyed for its soothing effect on the spirit and mind. Others just enjoy it for the jitter-free energy and sharpened mental focus that it is said to provide.

A University food science and nutrition professor found Yerba Maté tea to have more antioxidants than green tea. You may also know it as 'Jesuits' tea' or 'Paraguay tea'.

Yerba Maté also has a long history of use worldwide.

In Germany, it has become popular as a weight-loss aid. Yerba Maté is the subject of a German monograph which lists its approved uses for mental and physical fatigue.

In France, Yerba Maté is approved for the treatment of asthenia (weakness or lack of energy), as an aid in weight-loss programs, and as a diuretic.

It also appears in the British Herbal Phamacopoeia (1996) indicating the treatment of fatigue, weight loss, and headaches.

In the U.S., Dr. James Balch, M.D. recommends Yerba Maté for arthritis, headache, hemorrhoids, fluid retention, obesity, fatigue, stress, constipation, allergies, and hay fever. He also states that it "cleanses the blood, tones the nervous system, retards aging, stimulates the mind, controls the appetite, stimulates the production of cortisone, and is believed to enhance the healing powers of other herbs."