Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis)
This tea is widely consumed in South America. It is not as upsetting to the system as coffee or tea. It is frequently used as an aphrodisiac and more generally as a draught to relieve rheumatism and arthritis, for which it is claimed to be very effective. The caffeine content is very high.
Common Name: MATE, PARAGUAY TEA, YERBA DE MATE, YERBA MATE
Range: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, South America
Used to Treat: arthritis, rheumatism