Yerba Mate is a species of plant within the holly family. It contains the highest caffeine content of any plant in the world! It’s said to combine the strength of coffee, the health benefits of herbal tea, and the euphoric state that chocolate can induce. Drinking it will definitely keep you awake! This herb is believed to improve the physical health and memory, and increase stamina!
In south american countries, the mate is drunk from a gourd, which is also called a mate. In the united states, it’s available in teabag form, although the healing properties of the mate is said to increase when drinking from a gourd. Drink it to increase concentration, drive away stagnation, and improve general well being. It can be made in a variety of ways, including steeping it like a normal tea, using a french press or even an espresso maker.
It contains 24 different vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids and many different antioxidants. It is an amazing way to ween off coffee, especially if you are addicted or needing to stop, this is the perfect drink to bridge that gap. It’s described as having a smooth increase in energy, meaning it doesn’t create jitters or interfere with sleep. It boosts mental activity, enhances your mood, alertness and can even help with memory.
Some of the vitamins within this drink include: Vitamin A, B1, C, E, calcium, iron, zinc, sulfur, magnesium and a lot more! That is only about half the list.
To top it all off, it can be used to help with weight loss, allergies, depression, digestive issues and a lot more. This is only some of the incredible benefits of this natural stimulant. Make it in the morning as a replacement for coffee or energy drinks and feel the power of this amazing herb!