Yerba Mate

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The plant `Ilex paraguariensis` comes from South America and originally it was drunk by the Guarani Indians. Today it is an indispensable drink of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay. It won its popularity in Europe thanks to strong stimulant properties, but not causing annoyance, as in the case of coffee. The refreshing effect of caffeine is caused by catechins contained in the leaf therefore sometimes the substance is called `mateine` - as it reacts on the body in unique way.

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