Arcari, D. P., Bartchewsky, W., dos Santos, T. W., Oliveira, K. A., Funck, A., Pedrazzoli, J., de Souza, M. F., Saad, M. J., Bastos, D. H., Gambero, A., Carvalho, Pde O. and Ribeiro, M. L. Anti-obesity effects of yerba mate extract (Ilex paraguariensis) in high-grass-diet-induced obese mice. Obesity. (Silver.Spring) 2009;17(12):2127-2133. See the summary.
In Paraguay, western Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul, west of São Paulo and Paraná) and on the Argentine coast, an infusion of mate, called tereré in Spanish and Portuguese or tererê in Portuguese in southern Brazil, is also consumed as a cold or iced drink, usually sucked into a horn cup called guampa with a bombilla. The Guarani drank it in this format, but without the ice cream, because they did not have the technology for it, which is why it is recognized as the first and original mode of consumption.  Tereré can be prepared with cold water (the most common method in Paraguay and Brazil) or fruit juice (the most common method in Argentina). The version with water is more bitter; Fruit juice acts as a sweetener (in Brazil, this is usually avoided with the addition of table sugar). Medicinal or culinary herbs, known as yuyos (weeds), can be crushed with a pestle and mortar and added to water for taste or medicinal reasons.  Keep reading this article to discover interesting and useful aspects of mate drink, such as: The infusion, called mate in Spanish-speaking countries or chimarrão in Brazil, is prepared by filling a container, traditionally a small hollowed-out pumpkin filled three-quarters with dry leaves (and twigs) of I. Paraguariensis and fill it with water at a temperature of 70-80 °C (158-176 °F), hot but not boiling. Sugar may or may not be added. The infusion can also be prepared with cold water, in this case it is called a tereré.
 Yerba mate leaves are harvested by hand by yerbateros (breeders) from small farms and indigenous communities in Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. After the leaves are dried and crushed, a pumpkin is filled with mate leaves and hot water. Then yerba mate is ready to be enjoyed – preferably with friends. In Argentina, people drink mate at home, at work, with family or friends. Mate is prepared according to tradition by following different steps and a series of techniques to obtain the perfect match. Learn more about how to make a traditional Argentine mate. Souza SJ, Petrilli AA, Teixeira AM, et al. Effect of chocolate and mate tea on the lipid profile of individuals with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy: a clinical trial.
Nutrition. 2017 Nov-Dec;43-44:61-68. Yerba mate contains polyphenols such as flavonoids and phenolic acids, which inhibit enzymes such as pancreatic lipase  and lipoprotein lipase, which in turn play a role in fat metabolism. Yerba mate has been shown to increase satiety by slowing gastric emptying. Effects on weight loss may be due to decreased dietary fat intake and/or impaired cholesterol metabolism.  Since 2015, National Partners Day has been celebrated in Argentina on November 30 with a law promoting mate consumption at any official event. It is a celebration that pays tribute to Andresito`s birthday. Andrés Guazurarí was the only indigenous – more precisely Guarani – governor in the history of Argentina. He was a general in the early 19th century when the Brazilian invasions took place. The word mate used in modern Spanish and Portuguese comes from “mati,” which means “infusion” or “pumpkin” in Quechua.
The caffeine in yerba mate may decrease the effects of carbamazepine. Taking yerba mate with carbamazepine may reduce the effects of carbamazepine and increase the risk of seizures in some people. Travel with large amounts of yerba mate. Here is a makeshift suitcase containing 15-20 pounds of yerba mate. ©circleofdrink Bates, M. N., Hopenhayn, C., Rey, O. A. and Moore, L. E.
Bladder cancer and partner use in Argentina: a case-control study. Cancer Lett. 2-8-2007;246(1-2):268-273. Benzodiazepines are medications that cause drowsiness and drowsiness. The caffeine in yerba mate could increase the breakdown of benzodiazepines. This may reduce the effect of benzodiazepines. Do not use yerba mate if you are taking benzodiazepines. Esmelindro AA, Girardi Jdos S, Mossi A, et al. Influence of agronomic variables on the composition of tea mate leaf extracts (Ilex paraguariensis) obtained from CO2 extraction at 30 degrees C and 175 bar.
J Agric Food Chem 2004;52:1990-5. Why is mate important? One of the reasons people drink yerba mate is because it`s super healthy. The components of this Argentine drink have made it valuable in terms of body and mind performance. Stimulants such as amphetamines and cocaine speed up the nervous system. By speeding up the nervous system, stimulant drugs can increase blood pressure and speed up the heart rate. Yerba mate contains caffeine. Caffeine can also speed up the nervous system. Taking yerba mate with stimulants can cause serious problems, including increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
The stimulant effects of caffeine in yerba mate can block the sleep-inducing effects of pentobarbital. Mate tea can be served with milk, fruit juice (most commonly lime), brown sugar, and it can be flavored or sweetened to soften its strong flavor. It can be served hot, in this case it is simply called mate. In cold form, it is called teréré. Ticlopidine can decrease how quickly the body gets rid of caffeine. Taking yerba mate with ticlopidine may increase the side effects of caffeine, including nervousness, hyperactivity, irritability, and others. Yerba mate contains caffeine. Taking caffeine with tiagabine for an extended period of time can increase the amount of tiagabine in the body. This may increase the effects and side effects of tiagabine. The body breaks down clozapine to get rid of it.
The caffeine in yerba mate seems to decrease how quickly the body breaks down clozapine. Taking yerba mate with clozapine may increase the effects and side effects of clozapine. Like tea leaves, yerba mate can also be used for cooking to color and flavor desserts and sweets. You see, it`s completely legal and easy to travel with yerba mate. Stay on top of local laws and prohibitions in the country you`re traveling to. make all the necessary explanations (although I never explained the partner, because I never saw a reason for it); And tell the truth when you`re asked, “What is this green thing?” The simplest answer is, “It`s green tea from Argentina.” This is my answer of happiness, which never fails.