Medicinal and Therapeutic Properties
Yerba Máte is a natural energy source containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants such as flavonoids. These antioxidants combat the oxidative action of free radicals, which attack the body's cells and are responsible for the production of many diseases and early aging. If you drink 50g of yerba máte two times a day (i.e. 2 cups a day), you would significantly increase your intake of vitamin B1 and B6.
The different types of nutrients present in yerba máte result in a natural energized and anti-fatigued state for those who consume it. This is due to the concentration of xanthic bases within yerba máte, something which has been found to be very useful in weight loss treatments to reduce appetite. Yerba máte also has a laxative, diuretic and general stimulant effect on the central nervous system, particularly in the cerebral cortex, stimulating mental functions and improving the association of ideas.