Fresh Look into the Pharmacological and Social Benefits of Yerba Mate

Yerba mate tea in yellow metal gourd

Some of the Main Health Benefits of Yerba Mate

  • Lowers High Blood Pressure
  • Relaxes and Soothes Nervous System
  • Decreases Bad Cholesterol
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-mutagenic
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Improves Immune System
  • Combats Colon Cancer

Social and Metaphysical Benefits of Yerba Mate

  • Friendship Conductor
  • Relieves Stress
  • Improves Brain Functioning
  • Induces “Creative Clarity”
  • Makes you Want to Share and be Open with Others
  • Good for Bonding
  • Calming Effects
  • Raises Your Vibrations
  • Helps Induce Peaceful Sleeping

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Scientific Sources:

  • Mejia, de Evlira Gonzalez. “Dicaffeoylquinic acids in Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hilaire) inhibit NF-κB nucleus translocation in macrophages and induce apoptosis by activating caspases-8 and -3 in human colon cancer cells.” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 55, no. 10 (2011): 1509-1522.
  • Unknown Author, “Another benefit of yerba mate: discover that prevents the loss of red blood cells,” Clarín, May 16, 2012, globulos-rojos_0_701329958.html (accessed May 16, 2012). [Original text in Spanish, translated by David Askaripour]
  • Bracesco, N, “Recent Advances on Ilex paraguariensis research: minireview,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, no. 3 (2011): 378-84