Yerba mate

(Ilex paraguariensis)

Other names: Maté, Paraguay Tea, Chai Paragvaiski, Mate, Paraguay-Kristtorn, Matee, Thé du Paraguay, Matestrauch, Paraguayteepflanze, Sléttukristþyrnir, Indíánaþyrnir, Aquifoglia Paragua, Matébusk, Chá-das-Missões, Chá-dos-Jesuítas, Caá, Ervamate, Congonha, Chá-mate, Ostrokrzew, Té del Paraguay, Hierba Mate

Yerba mate is native to South America. Its leaves and twigs are used in a traditional infused drink similar to tea. The indigenous people have used yerba mate for centuries as both a social and medicinal beverage. Ilex paraguariensis contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E; minerals potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, selenium, phosphorus, and zinc; various polyphenols and flavonoids rutin, quercetin, kaempferol, and luteolin.

Yerba mate may be beneficial for athletic performance, memory, cognitive functions, and fatigue.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetic ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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