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Yerba Maté; Ilex paraguariensis

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Yerba Maté is a well known beverage throughout the world for being a great brew. It has been used traditionally as a tonic, nervine, mild diuretic and stimulant.

 

It also appears in the British Herbal Phamacopoeia (1996) and indicated for the treatment of fatigue, weight loss and headaches. In the U.S., Dr. James Balch, M.D. recommends yerba mate for arthritis, headaches, hemorrhoids, fluid retention, obesity, fatigue, stress, constipation, allergies and hay fever, and states that it “cleanses the blood, tones the nervous system, retards aging, stimulates the mind, controls the appetite, stimulates the production of cortisone and is believed to enhance the healing powers of other herbs.”

 

A couple of cups a day may just set you on the course to your goals.

 

More:

http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-yerba-mate.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_mate

 

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