It is traditionally consumed in central and southern regions of South America, particularly Argentina, Bolivia, southern and center-western Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Chile. It is also very popular in Syria where it is imported from Argentina
Yerba mate is high in compounds called saponins. They boost the immune system and have natural anti-inflammatory properties. Yerba mate has been shown to be useful for treating bladder infections. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties protect the heart and cardiovascular system.
Each serving of mate contains the following vitamins and high concentration of these minerals: