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joe is requesting Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) Plant

Common NameYerba mate
Botanical nameIlex paraguariensis
Date of requestMay 30, 2005 at 10:16am
EditedMay 30, 2005 at 10:51am

I am looking for a plant or seeds of this species.
Yerba mate has been used as a beverage since the time of the ancient Indians of Brazil and Paraguay. In the early 16th century, Juan de Solís, a Spanish explorer of South America's famed La Plata River, reported that the Guarani Indians of Paraguay brewed a leaf tea that "produced exhilaration and relief from fatigue." The Spaniards tried the beverage and liked it. Their subsequent demand for the tea led the Jesuits to develop plantations of the wild species in Paraguay and yerba mate became known as "Jesuits' tea" or "Paraguay tea."

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vdalpra posted August 30, 2005 at 5:48 am
I had 200 tons of "ilex paraguarienssis" to sale