The Guarani Indians were the first to drink dried mate. They used yerba mate in a ritual way, building a community, because drinking it fostered interpersonal relationships and friendship.
Health benefits: Yerba mate has health properties, accelerating, stimulating metabolism, which in consequence leads to burning more calories, also gives a feeling of satiety, helping to lose weight. By increasing the activity of white blood cells, it reveals the properties that build immunity of the whole body, it also has antibacterial and antiviral properties, cleanses the intestines and relieves constipation, is great for colds or poisoning, as well as symptoms of overeating. It also has properties that improve the condition of hair, teeth and nails. Dried yerba is often mixed with herbs to enhance the health properties of yerba mate. There are active compounds in the Paraguayan holly, which greatly affect blood circulation in the body, as well as relaxation of smooth muscles and a feeling of general joy. Thanks to this, the brew not only stimulates, but also puts you in a good mood, improves mood, relaxes tense muscles and strengthens the body properties of yerba mate green vs. coffee. Yerba mate also has mood-improving properties, promotes better interpersonal communication and openness. This is a remedy for low blood pressure, depressive states or strong stress. At the same time, it relaxes, which adds courage and energy. Thanks to this, we can work effectively and efficiently, being internally harmonized and peaceful! Containing huge amounts of B vitamins, it acts as a natural antidepressant. It has kidney support properties, effectively cleanses the blood of toxins. Thanks to polyphenols, theobromine and xanthine, it supports the work of the circulatory system and improves blood circulation. By improving the blood supply to the brain, it promotes better concentration, mindfulness and even sharpening perception. Therefore, it helps to better focus on both mental and physical work.
How to make a Yerba Mate?
- Put yerba mate into the dish in an amount of 1/4 to 3/4 the volume of the dish
- Cover the opening of the vessel (e.g. with your hand), turn it upside down and tilt it
- Turn, place the bombilla in the empty space of the dish
- Pour a little water at 70-80 C
- Wait for a while until the drought absorbs water
- Pour more water over the yerba
- After a while, the brew is ready for consumption
- Yerba mate can be used several times