What are the side effects of yerba mate?
Yerba mate contains caffeine, which in some people can cause side effects such as inability to sleep (insomnia), nervousness and restlessness, upset stomach, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and breathing, high blood pressure, headache, ringing in the ears, irregular heartbeats, and other side effects.
Unlike coffee, it rarely causes caffeine jitters or interferes with sleep, and is not acid forming. Yerba mate drinkers describe the caffeine boost they get as gentle, clean, calm, and generally not as addictive as coffee.
- Wild onions (Allium canadense) are edible, and many people pick them while backpacking or cook them in soups. Be sure these really are wild onions (sometimes called "wild garlic.") There are a few look-alike plants that are poisonous. Wild onions have a distinctive onion scent, so check for that before eating.
- Get to know some of the most infamous plants and their poisons with this macabre list.
- Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
- Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)
- White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
- Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
- Rosary Pea (Abrus precatorius)
- Oleander (Nerium oleander)
- Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum)
- Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are poisonous plants than can cause an itchy rash upon contact. A substance called urushiol, found in these plants, causes the rash. The rash is not contagious. The rash usually disappears in one to three weeks. The majority of cases can be treated at home.
A standard mate contains about 90 mg o caffeine per cup, which suggests that drinking up to 3 cups a day should be completely harmless. At least, according to the American Pregnancy Association. A 2005 study carried out in Southern Brazil, monitored 5000 pregnant women of which 70% admitted drinking yerba mate daily.
- Yerba mate causes thermogensis, or increased calorie burn, increased diuresis and appetite suppression, all of which improve the chances of weight loss. The average cup of yerba mate has 50 milligrams of caffeine. Green tea is a beverage that is produced from the leaves of the Asian plant, camellia sinensis.
- Perhaps the most economical way to enjoy your mate is to buy our loose leaf packages (14oz bags) and steep with a strainer or tea ball. Simply measure a half ounce portion and splash with cool water to help preserve nutrients, then steep in hot (but not boiling) water for 3-4 minutes.
- In comparison, a cup of brewed coffee can contain anywhere from 95 to 200 milligrams caffeine depending on its preparation. Mate in tea bags has about one to three grams of yerba, providing only about 30 to 40 milligrams of caffeine for a mellower buzz similar to that of green tea.
It helps to keep you alert and suppresses your appetite yet provides your body with all the nutrients needed to sustain life including 24 vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids. If that is not enough for you, here are just a few of the documented health benefits of Yerba-Mate Tea.
- Guayaki Yerba mate leaves plus stems provide just 5 calories in each 1.5 teaspoon portion, which equals one Yerba mate tea bag.
- Werewolves have mates. They can bite and scratch each other while fighting and/or during sex without it meaning anything. But if a werewolf 'marks' the person they're with- bites the juncture between the shoulder and neck- that marks them as a mate. Werewolves have a heightened sense of sexual desire.
- Ultimately however I think your best choice is to use the gender-neutral "friend". The word "buddy" is a little archaic and was used in a time when males wouldn't have commonly referenced to females in the same way. You can have a female friend, or many female friends. But the word, friend, is perfectly neutral.
Updated: 21st November 2019