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Yerba Mate
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Aquifoliaceae
Genus :
Ilex
Species :
paraguariensis
COMMON NAMES
Plant: South American holly; Beverage: yerba maté; Paraguay tea; Braziliain tea; jesuit tea; ka'a (Guarani)
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Stimulant
DESCRIPTION
Ilex paraguariensis is a small S. American tree that's leaves contain caffeine and other xanthines. The toasted leaves have a long history of use as a stimulant tea. Falsely rumored to contain a unique chemical mateine.
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