Yerba mate is a traditional drink made from the dried leaves of an evergreen holly, Ilex paraguariensis, a native plant of South America. Yerba contains less caffeine than coffee but more than tea. It provides a gentle, clean energy boost without the jitters.
Yerba mate has long history of traditional medicinal uses - as a stimulant, as an overall tonic and digestive aid, as a nerve tonic for pain, fatigue and depression, for allergies and sinusitis and for boosting immune system. It is also loaded with nutrition and vitamins.