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Ilex paraguariensis, mate plant

Botanical names: Ilex paraguariensis
Aquifoliaceae
Common names
English: mate plant, yerba mate
Spanish: yerba mate, yerba de los jesuitas, yerba del Paraguay
French: thé du Paraguay, thé du Brésil
German: Mate-Strauch
Active constituents: caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, cinnamic acid, flavonoids, saponins


Ilex paraguariensis, mate plant
Ilex paraguariensis, mate plant
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants

mate leaf
Ilex paraguariensis, mate leaf
 
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