One of the greatest yerba mate benefits, when consumed in the Traditional Method, is the way it improves mood without creating physical or mental anxiety. It truly is a spiritually uplifting drink!
The use of yerba mate as a mood enhancer is very common. The German Version of the Food and Drug Admininstration lists “Mental and physical fatigue” as one of its uses (German Commission E Monographs).
Yerba mate helps us become less anxious. Thomas Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine lists yerba mate as a reliever of “Physical exhaustion from stress”. Of all the benefits, the good mood that comes from it is priceless.
It brings about an uplifting feeling that has resulted in a popular saying, "Coffee awakens your mind and body. Yerba mate awakens your soul!"