yerba maté

(redirected from Mate tea)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

yerba maté

an herbal product taken from an evergreen tree belonging to the holly family that is native to parts of South America.
uses This herb is used as a diuretic and depurative.
contraindications Yerba maté should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with anxiety disorders, hypertension, or known hypersensitivity to this plant.

yer·ba ma·té

(yĕr'bă mah'tā)
(Ilex paraguariensis) A popular beverage in South America; infusions of this herb are alleged to have value as an analgesic, antidepressant, cathartic, and diuretic. Approved for use in Germany as a stimulant. Adverse reactions include hepatotoxicity, nervousness and irritability, neurologic disorders, and increased cancer risk with prolonged consumption.
Synonym(s): Bartholomew's tea, gaucho tea, yi-yi.
[Sp. yerbe, herb, + mate, maté]

yerba maté (yerˑ·b mäˑ·tā),

n Latin name:
Ilex paraguariensis; parts used: dried leaves and stems; uses: diuretic, antioxidant, vasodilator, antiobesity agent, stimulant, depression, constipation, arthritis, diabetes, gastrointestinal conditions, urinary tract complaints, kidney stones, bladder stones, cardiac insufficiency; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with anxiety conditions, high blood pressure; may cause insomnia, restlessness, nausea, hepatotoxicity, possibly carcinogenic when used for long periods. Also called
armino, Bartholomew's tea, boca juniors, campeche, el agricultor, elacy, flor de lis, gaucho, jaguar, Jesuit's tea, la hoja, la mulata, la tranquera, lonjazo, madrugada, maté, nobleza gaucha, oro verde, Paraguay tea, payadito, rosamonte, safira, union, yi-yi, or
zerboni.
References in periodicals archive ?
The results of the study strongly suggest that the caffeine derivatives in mate tea have potential as anti-cancer agents and could also be helpful in other diseases associated with inflammation, she said.
Best Non-Carbonated Beverage - Bombilla & Gourd Yerba Mate Tea
Along with soccer star Diego Maradona, yerba mate tea and tango, the slab of beef--preferably grilled over an open fire--is one of the country's defining cultural icons.
Organic Green Mate Tea Original--the pure and simple taste of yerba mate.
TEA-TIME: Mike Sims drinks some of the Yerba Mate tea he has imported from South America
Yerba mate tea, a traditional South American drink believed to aid digestion and boost energy, is now sold at stores such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's by San Luis Obispo-based Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products Inc.
Invited attendees of the Green Pavilion suite will receive an Explorer's Bounty Cinch bag containing premium organic puffed fruit, yerba mate tea, assorted artisan-panned chocolate-covered nibs, cashews and macadamia nuts and the recently debuted gluten-free tribal crackers made of yuca.
The presence of these companies and their products means they endorse our basic principle of ecological harmony, and our belief in the timeless Quaker philosophy -- that you can do good at the same time you are doing well," Raitt said of the tour's sponsors, which in addition to Green Mountain Energy Company, Honda Hybrid Cars and the National BioDiesel Board include Marvin Windows and Doors, ShoreBank Pacific's Eco-Deposits, BP Solar, American Wind Energy Association, Guayaki Yerba Mate Tea, Aloha Bay "Petroleum-free" Candle Company and American Solar Energy Society.
In South America, a hollowed gourd and bombilla (metal filtered straw), loose yerba mate tea and a thermos of water are cultural standard equipment for people to lug around everywhere they go.
As part of that partnership, Explorer's Bounty gave out product coupons, offered live samples of its coffee and mate tea blends, and handed out free puffed fruit snacks.