Category - Ilex Paraguariensis [Yerba Mate]

Leaves of Yerba Mate, Ilex paraguariensis, are used to make medicine. Extracts of yerba mate are frequently found in herbal weight-loss dietary supplements, because yerba mate has been suggested in the management of obesity. Animal studies are reporting yerba mate’s bark extract exhibited marked reduction in weight gain. Yerba mate consumption may also reduce LDL-cholesterol and therefore reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases. Anitoxidant, diuretic and stimulant properties are also reported.