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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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The global yerba mate market was valued at US$ 1,251.0 Mn in 2018, and is expected to register a CAGR of 3.1%, in terms of revenue over the forecast period (2019 to 2027), to reach US$ 1,641.0 Mn by 2027.
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Many southeastern Native American tribes valued yaupon as a ceremonial drink, and the brew, similar in taste and texture to yerba mate, reached peak popularity during the time of the Revolutionary War.
In her free time, Sklar described her activities as "sipping on yerba mate, eating facturas and taking yoga classes--taught in Spanish!" Yerba mate is a bitter, loose-leaf tea drunk out of a gourd with a metal straw; it is often accompanied by facturas, or pastries.
Domesticated by the Spanish Jesuits in the early 17th century, this Ilex variety carries well caffeinated leaves, which yield a stimulating and tonifying brew, that used to be called "Jesuits' Tea." Widely consumed today in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the yerba mate plantations cover an impressive acreage in that area.
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