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Yerba maté — a magical plant

January 1, 2014


by Dorota Owczarski —  Yerba maté, or Illex paraguariensis, is a tropical evergreen that grows in South America and can live up to 50 years in the wild. It begins as a shrub and matures into a tree. It is known as a source for a drink called maté. The plant was first used among […]

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