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Yerba mate (scientific name ilex paraguariensis) is a shrub native to the rainforests of South America. It is grown in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. For centuries, yerba mate herbal infusion is drunk by the people in South America as a healthy alternative to coffee. Nowadays, it has gained the attention of American and European countries due to its nutritional value.

Is Yerba Mate good for you?

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How to drink Yerba Mate

Traditionally, yerba mate is drunk among friends and offering yerba mate is a symbol of hospitality. Its loose leaves are brewed on a gourd and is served with a bombilla (a metallic straw with a filter at its tip). Today, yerba mate is available in many preparations: bottled, loose leaves and teabags. Commercial preparations have mixed yerba mate with other herbs and fruits such as peppermint and citrus. Some are sweetened with honey, or mixed with milk.

Here is our classic Yerba Mate, notice the nice natural look. A very nice morning drink to get you going!

processed yerba mate
green classic yerba mate

Is Yerba Mate healthy?

Each infusion of yerba mate contains vitamins and minerals. It has vitamins A, C, E, and B complex. It also has minerals such as calcium, manganese, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous. It contains 15 amino acids and has more antioxidants than green tea. Many people will often ask does yerba mate have caffeine and the answer is pretty straight forward, with a resounding YES. This has become very attractive for some people looking to replace their morning coffee with a new brew.

bowl of yerba mate
traditional way of drinking yerba

What makes Yerba Mate healthy?

Polyphenols are plant chemicals found in yerba mate that is responsible for its antioxidant activity. It protects cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, chemicals which destroy cell membrane and possibly alter the DNA. Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage, aging, and cancer.
A research conducted in Buenos Aires has proven that yerba mate increases the flow of bile and enhances intestinal transit. Thus, drinking yerba mate can help improve digestion and prevents constipation. Also, yerba mate has antidiabetic and anticholesterol properties. It improves blood flow to the blood vessels decreasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Yerba mate has been a part of the social culture and tradition of South America due to its health benefits. At present, yerba mate is becoming the subject of many researches and studies to optimize its potential being one of the best health beverages worldwide.


If you already have Yerba and are less than excite with the outcomes so far there is a chance that you might just need a quick refresher on how to brew it up. I would really recommend reading this guide how to make yerba mate to ensure you get the best yerba possible with each brew.

I would also really recommend taking a look at our other yerba mate blends to see if there are any that interest you. Lately I have been drinking the Citrus Mate, as it really puts a nice twist on the classic Yerba Mix.