Mate tea (also yerba) was drunk before the colonization of the natives of South America and referred to as the "green gold of the Indians". The infusion is yellow-green and contains, depending on the strength: caffeine, theobromine, chlorophyll, tannic acid, essential oil and vanillin, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.
In Germany, it is approved as a medicine, but is also sold in tea shops. Traditionally, it is described as performance-enhancing and hunger-destroying, also as a "slimming agent". It works: stimulates nerves, muscles and metabolism, diuretic, promotes the formation of saliva and gastric juice and is therefore helpful in digestion, sweat-inducing, activating and strengthening the circulation due to the caffeine content.
Origin: Brazil. Controlled quality.
for a large cup a heaped teaspoon matetee with max. Pour 80°C of hot water. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Can be drunk with milk or honey.
Put 2 teaspoons of sugar in a saucepan, allow to caramelise a bit, stir in the leaves and pour in warm water. Heat, leave to soak, delicious!
Please note: The use is not intended for the elimination or alleviation of diseases, ailments or pathological complaints. The information given here comes from natural medicine, based on tradition of folk medicine or many years of experience. Under no circumstances should this information replace a consultation with a doctor. If you have any questions, please contact your doctor or alternative practitioner.