The traditional way of take the mate is using the zucchini to deposit the well compacted grass and freshly boiled water and the bulb to suck the infusion without hurry. It has a bitter taste, which many people are happy to take as it is, but you can sweeten it with a pinch of sugar or with stevia.

It should be borne in mind that there are other mate presentations with which we can benefit from its undeniable therapeutic virtues:

  • Yerba Mate in bulk for infusion. A spoonful of dessert per cup of water. In many herbalists sell prepared in monodose.
  • In tincture, up to 30 drops daily, mixed in fruit juice.
  • In fluid extract, generally associated with other herbs such as artichokes, grapes and fennel, for slimming treatments.
  • In vials, for anti-cellulite treatment and to facilitate weight loss.
  • In tablets, capsules or tablets to lose weight and for constipation.
  • In creams, ointments for massages.

Matte cosmetic uses

The use of mate has far exceeded the canons of tradition. For its antioxidant, astringent, lipolytic and depurative virtues, added to its capacity to stimulate blood circulation, various cosmetic products they integrate it as a basic element in its formulation. This is how we find maté extract in firming creams, anti-cellulite creams, soaps, bath gels, shampoos and even eye shadow.

These cosmetic products have revealed a tourist attraction of the first order, sold in large and small international tourism complexes in Argentina, Uruguay or Brazil, such as the Cascadas de Iguazú.

Should You Drink Yerba Mate Tea? - The Basics (September 2019).