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Yerba Mate

(Ilex paraguariensis A. St. Hil.)



Yerba mate is made from the leaves of the Argentina holy bush. According to the Pasteur Institute in Paris it contains almost all the vitamins necessary to sustain life.1 Fans say it has the strength of coffee, benefits of tea and the feeling of chocolate,2 so it’s no surprise that mate, as it is sometimes known, is added to some energy drinks.



1 http://www.twinings.co.uk/tea-club/yerba-mate

2 http://www.twinings.co.uk/tea-club/yerba-mate

3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20599603

4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20599603

5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20599603

6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20599603

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