Acerca del "mate"...

"Yerba Mate" or "Mate" as it is often called, is a South American herb that has won many admirers in wide-ranging parts of the world. "Mate" is a natural stimulant devoid of side effects and toxicity, an invigorator of the mind and body, a natural source of nutrition, and a health promoter par excellence.

"Yerba Mate" was introduced to colonizing and modern civilizations by the primitive Guarani Indians of Paraguay and Argentina. It has seemingly always been the most common ingredient in household cures of the Guarani. In modern Argentina and Paraguay, however, "Mate" tea has become almost pathologically ritualized in a manner reminiscent of coffee and tea abuse in Western and Eastern countries. Among the native Guarani, on the other hand, the natural use of Mate for healthful purposes has persisted.

They use it to boost immunity, cleanse and detoxify the blood, tone the nervous system, restore youthful hair color, retard aging, combat fatigue, stimulate the mind, control the appetite, reduce the effects of debilitating disease, reduce stress, and eliminate insomnia.