Studies on mate drinking

J Ethnopharmacol. 1986 Dec;18(3):267-72. doi: 10.1016/0378-8741(86)90005-x.


The habit of drinking mate is very strongly established in the Rio de la Plata region of South America. A chemical study of the commercial herbal material and of the infusion itself is described.

MeSH terms

  • Argentina
  • Beverages / analysis*
  • Brazil
  • Caffeine / analysis*
  • Drinking Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Xanthines / analysis*


  • Xanthines
  • Caffeine