yerba mate

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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]
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