Yerba Mate has been used for thousands of years by Guaraní Indians and Amazonians as a natural remedy for mainy ailments – the most famous uses in South America are for energy and stamina, and to help maintain a healthy weight.
Some brands produce special blends that include other herbs such as Guaraná, Green Tea, Chamomile, Boldo etc that also have a history of being used as a natural remedy in some cultures.
If you’d like to read more about some of the facts, and some of the current research programmes, more information is available here.
For instructions on how to prepare the perfect brew, read our guide how to prepare yerba mate.