Additional Names: Paraguay tea; yerba maté; St. Bartholomew's tea; Jesuit¢s tea
Literature References: Leaves of Ilex paraguensis St. Hil., Aquifoliaceae, grown in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay. Review: Cheney, Econ. Bot. 1, 243 (1947). For constituents see: Siesto, Quad. Nutr. 18, 35 (1959), C.A. 57, 13133d (1962); Roberts, Chem. Ind. (London) 1956, 985; Paula, Rev. Bras. Quim. (Sao Paulo) 42, 202 (1956), C.A. 51, 3167i (1957). Among its constituents are caffeine, other purines, tannins or tannoid substances, such as chlorogenic acid and derivatives.