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Mate is the national drink of Argentina.

It is made from the dried and crushed leaves of the yerba mate. People prepare and drink the beverage in a traditional container – a calabash, although the Argentinians call it mate.

The beverage has tonic and antioxidant properties and is generally very good for health:

– reduces cholesterol level

– restores the health of the body

– helps in weight loss

– has a diuretic effect

– improves digestion processes

– improves mood.

Due to the tonic effect, mate is recommended to be used with caution by people with heart disease and hypertension, as well as expectant mothers and lactating women.

Mate tea is brewed and drunk in a traditional container – a calabash – with a special straw – a bombilla, made of stainless steel or silver. The container retains heat well, so you can pour water into it several times (up to 20 times) and drink it for a long time.