Slideshows Images Quizzes
font size


Yerba Mate

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Ilex paraguariensis

Generic Name: Yerba Mate

Drug Class: Neurology and Psychiatry, Herbals

What Is Yerba Mate and How Does It Work?

Yerba Mate is an herbal supplement that can be used to relieve mental and physical fatigue, diuretic, mood modifier, analgesic, depression and weight loss.

More studies are needed to determine effectiveness.

Yerba Mate is available under the following different brand names: Ilex paraguariensis.

Dosages of Yerba Mate:

  • Dried leaves steeped in hot water for 10 minutes
  • No typical dosing guidelines

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • None.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2017



Women's Health

Find out what women really need.

Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors