Yerba Maté is a traditional beverage from Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil in South America. Its leaves are naturally caffeinated from a native species of holly tree. Discovered by the indigenous peoples of the forests of Paraguay (the Guarani) and Southern Brazil (the Tupi), yerba maté was believed to be a gift to sustain life, increase vitality and heal the sick.* As a spiritual herb, yerba mate was used for worship and often used for religious and other important tribal ceremonies. Traditionally, yerba mate is prepared in one gourd with a bombilla straw & shared as a part of the social and cultural experience, honoring friendship and hospitality.
With its strong caffeine content, yerba mate may help increase energy levels and awaken the mind.* Many say it is one of the few sources of caffeine that doesn't bring about the "jitters." Maté typically contains more caffeine than black tea but less than coffee. Its earthy, herbaceous and bitterness can be tamed by adding other herbs, such as peppermint, lemon, honey or milk.
POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS:
May boost energy* (R)
May help increase mental focus* (R)
May help aid with digestion* (R)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.