Yerba Mate

YERBA MATE (Ilex paraguariensis) – loose leaf herb

YarrowT ‘n’ T Teas is a company run by qualified herbalists and natural therapists (and author of a forthcoming book on the subject of therapeutic herbs), using traditional remedies that have been handed down through the generations.

This offer is for a single herb ingredient, but contact us for a personalised consultation for herbal ingredient mixes that are tailored to your requirements. Contact us on our website, or through the eBay/Amazon messages.

Traditional therapeutic use

This is a plant species of the holly genus (Ilex) native to South America.

  • A ‘liquid’ fat burner.
  • Appetite reducer.
  • Metabolic booster.
  • Full of nutrients.
  • Disease prevention and full of antioxidants.
  • Energiser for both body and soul.
  • Regulates cholesterol.
  • Helps improve blood pressure.
  • Purify agent – perfect for sports.
  • Helps with healthy weight maintenance.
  • Anti-depressant.

Possible side effects & interactions

Generally safe, but this does contain caffeine, so should be used in moderation. The risk is highest amongst people who drink or smoke excessively.

SIDE EFFECTS: Possibly unsafe for pregnant and breastfeeding women and for children due to the caffeine. Has been known to increase anxiety and bleeding disorders. Caffeine can increase diabetes, blood pressure and glaucoma. There have been cases of brittle bones from excess caffeine.

Our plants are harvested during particular seasons, times of the day and according to the lunar calendar to ensure the plants or parts of it have the highest nutritional value. For example, roots are picked on a waning moon. Once harvested, they are packaged by hand because we try to avoid using metal equipment and utensils that could reduce the beneficial properties of the plant.

Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.

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