In this Article
- What other names is Yerba Mate known by?
- What is Yerba Mate?
- How does Yerba Mate work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Yerba Mate.
When taken in large amounts or for long periods of time, mate might be unsafe. It increases the risk of mouth, esophageal, laryngeal, kidney, bladder, and lung cancer. Concurrent smoking and alcohol consumption compounds the risk.
Do not take mate if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a heart condition.
- You have high blood pressure (hypertension).
- You smoke.
- You are a heavy alcohol user.
- You have anxiety.
- You have an eye disease called glaucoma.
- You have osteoporosis.
- You have a bleeding condition.
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