Yerba is a great tea! I see this being sold in grocery stores all the time, but I encourage you to buy the actual herb and brew this yourself. Here’s what Yerba is great for – including increasing libido. 😉
Yerba stimulates the central nervous system and is a diuretic. It slows aging, detoxifies the blood, relieves allergies, boosts immune system function, and actually prevents many types of cancer. Yerba reduces stress, insomnia, fatigue, and it rejuvenates. It protects your DNA from damage and kills cancer cells. It increases mental energy, clarity, and focus so I can see why people would want to take it all the time when most people are suffering brain fog from lack of sleep and flouride intake.
Want to lose weight? Yerba Mate enhances physical endurance to help the body burn carbs more efficiently and burn calories stored in the fat cells. It also decreases lactic acid during exercise. Yerba reduces the appetite aiding in weight loss and boosts the metabolism reducing fat. Yerba reduces your cholesterol as well.
Yerba aids and slows digestion, cures constipation, and helps keep the colon clean. It reduces stomach bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Yerba prevents blood clots and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) by improving blood flow. It reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Contains: Vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin, B3, B5, B Complex, Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Carotene, Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Inositol, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Tannins, Pantothenic Acid, 15 Amino Acids, Theophylline, Theobromine, Caffeine (high amount)
Cautions: Drink in moderation and not for a prolonged period of time. Do not brew the traditional way as it allows higher carcinogenic levels. Do not reuse the same leaves twice. It will contain carcinogens after the first time brewed so people who have reused the leaves have been linked to cancers of the mouth and esophagus. This was also when large amounts were drank for a prolonged period of time. This herb should not be used with MAO inhibitors because it raises your blood pressure.
It is safe for pregnant women in small amounts. Not for children. Not for people with hypertension, cardiac disorders, or people with anxiety who are currently on medications. Not for people sensitive to caffeine.
Directions: 1 tsp loose tea to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 5-6 minutes. Drink only a few times a month . You can drink it 3-5 times a day up to a week a month. It can be paired with other teas, juices, lemon, or honey. Do not drink at high temps or in large quantities.
This tea is traditionally drank in pots such as this: