Maté (Mate folium)

Published May 5, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Mateblätter

Name of Drug

Mate folium, maté, yerba maté.

Composition of Drug

Maté consists of the dried leaf and leaf stem of Ilex paraguariensis de Saint-Hilaire [Fam. Aquifoliaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

The herb contains caffeine.

Uses

Mental and physical fatigue.

Contraindications

None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

3 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for teas, herb powder for other galenical preparations for internal use.

Actions

Analeptic
Diuretic
Positively inotropic
Positively chronotropic
Glycogenolytic
Lipolytic.