Yerba Mate - Is it a
tea or is it an infusion?
is any plant, bark, flower, berry, herb, or spice steeped in hot
water to extract the flavor.
Tea is any
blend of leaf coming from the camellia sinensis plant.
The answer is
Yerba Mate can be both. Yerba Mate can be a tea provided that the
Yerba Mate leaves are blended with tea leaves.
from the leaves of a small Evergreen tree indigenous to the
subtropical Atlantic forests in the South American countries of
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Revered for centuries by the native peoples of the Guarani tribe for
its medicinal qualities, of late scientists and consumers alike are
rediscovering the wealth of health benefits associated with Yerba
The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific Society, in 1964,
"it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to
mate in nutritional value...containing practically all of the
vitamins necessary to sustain life."
While Yerba Mate's chemical components share similarities with green
tea, the Yerba Mate is more nutritious due to the twenty-four
vitamins and minerals, fifteen amino acids, and eleven polyphenols.
Each infusion of Yerba Mate contains vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2,
Niacin(B3), B5, and B complex, minerals calcium, manganese, iron,
selenium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Additional
natural compounds include antioxidants carotene, fatty acids,
chlorophyll, flavonols, polyphenols, inositol, saponins, trace
minerals, tannins, and pantothenic acid.
Various studies have concluded that there are many health benefits,
directly or indirectly, associated with the of drinking yerba mate.
To avoid complications or interactions of medications, before
introducing anything new to your system always check with your
alertness and acuity without the negative side effects
associated with caffeine and coffee.
Sustains Energy levels
and reduces fatigue.
Boosts the immune
Aids in weight control.
Diabetic treatment by
inhibiting the formation of advanced glycation end products,
AGEs. It is thought that the formation of AGEs play a part in
the development of diabetic complications.
Peroxiadation- aids in lowering the bad cholesterol LDL, which
helps to inhibit the onset of atherosclerosis, a thickening and
hardening of the arteries.
Fights bad breath and
aids in oral health.
As Yerba Mate can be an
acquired taste, companies are now combining the leaves into
wonderful blends. Dan Garicia's company AVIVA, takes great pride in
providing only the purest leaves, no stems, of wild harvested
organic Yerba Mate. In addition to the natural Yerba Mate, Aviva's
delicious offerings include versions of Chai, Apricot Spice, Lemon
Mint, Passion Berry and Ginger Orange. For those who are adventurous
enough to try Yerba Mate using the native Gourd and Bombilla, Dan
will be happy to instruct you on this ancient tradition.
If Yerba Mate is good for the inside of our body, it must be good
for the outside of the body as well.
Kiehl's, since 1851, has been the purveyor of fine apothecary creams
and treatments for the body, bath and hair. Always on the cutting
edge of beauty care, Kiehl's introduces an extraordinary new three
step program of Yerba Mate tea formulated products for the skin.
Carefully developed for all skin types, the stream lined packaging
insures that the products contain the highest quality natural
ingredients. The fragrance free, oil free moisturizer, cleanser and
toner program will help to maintain a healthy-looking, radiant glow
to skin tones of all ages.
As tea has always been a welcome sign of hospitality, so has Yerba
Mate. What could be better than the pairing of Yerba Mate and tea to
enrich the traditions of community and health?
Ellen Easton is a lifestyle industry leader, tea and etiquette authority, author of Afternoon Tea~ Tips, Terms and Traditions,
A Tea Party Planner and Tea Travels™ For The Holidays (RED WAGON PRESS), as well as a hospitality, design and retail consultant, whose clients have included The Waldorf=Astoria,
The Plaza, and Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon.
Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon,
thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.
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