Mate or Yerba Mate originates from South America where, in many countries, it is the national drink (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, southern Brazil...). It comes from a kind of holly (Ilex paraguariensis). It was already cultivated by the Guarani and the Tupi in southern Brazil before the arrival of the settlers.
Very strong in caffeine, it is a powerful stimulant. It is considered a companion to cut hunger or to make great efforts. It seems to possess many beneficial aspects for health.
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