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Yerba Mate For Wellness

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on January 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM

            Organically Grown Yerba Mate For Wellness

As I sit here enjoying an afternoon cup of Yerba Mate, I thought I might share with you some of it's benefits.

For those of you aren't familiar with Yerba Mate, it's a South American species of Holly which has been consumed for hundreds of years in the form of tea.  Yerba Mate promotes a sense of well-being and naturally increases energy levels.  It is best brewed cold, but hot water can also be added for a comforting warm drink.  

Yerba Mate promotes weight loss and is an appetite suppressant.  It can be used to treat depression and anxiety.  Mate contains antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties.  It lowers blood pressure and contains vitamin C, vitamins B1 and B2.  

The tea is traditionally brewed in a gourd, as pictured here, and sipped through a type of straw called a bombilla.  The mental and physical health benefits of consuming Yerba Mate are many.  Try it for yourself and feel the difference!

                                          

Categories: Raw Food, Botanical Lifestyle

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