Yerba mate is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining worldwide popularity.
The people of the Guaraní call this tea ‘the drink of friendship’. They tell the story of the goddesses of the moon and the cloud who came down to visit the Earth. An elderly man saved them from a fearsome Yaguareté (jaguar), as a reward for this bravery, they presented him with a mysterious new plant, the yerba-mate, from which he could create a tea that is more popular today than it has ever been. In fact, it is even written into Argentinian law that this drink is the ‘national infusion’. Mate is a symbol of strength and the bond of friendship.
It’s said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the joy of chocolate. Additionally, those who regularly consume yerba mate often rave that it enhances alertness like coffee — but without the jittery side effects. It may contain seven out of nine essential amino acids, in addition to nearly every vitamin and mineral your body needs. Yerba mate may reduce appetite and boost metabolism which may aid in weight loss. Yerba mate contains saponins, which are natural compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. It contains antioxidant compounds, such as caffeoyl derivatives and polyphenols, which may protect against heart disease.
Magickally used in love spells and rituals to enhance love and lust between couples. Use to roll your love candle in, make a spell jar to incense with it too. It has been used in medications to increase male potency and drive too!
Used in the traditional manners, it can bind people together in harmony and friendship, much like use of Sacred Cacao in the South Americas. It also has uses in driving away ill will, use to stuff poppets for naughty magick 😉, or when burnt as incense is a strong pong to protect and drive out unwanted energy.
Magick: Love, Fidelity, Lust, friendship, Harmony, Cursing, Binding, Protection
Deities: Saturn, Kronos, Nephthys, Isis, Ceres, Demeter, Nut, Cerridwen, Danu, Hecate
Comes in a baggie weighing approximately 25g ( enough to make 3-4 cups of tea)