argentina mate drinking

Most Popular Species to Add to Argentinian Mate

As you know mate is a typical infusion in Argentina. So here are a few of the most popular species to add to Argentinian mate:

  • Pennyroyal; Common to find in the mates of Santiago del Estero.
  • Mint; It is digestive and counteracts gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Peperina; Easy to find around the Sierras. Aphrodisiac and antispasmodic. It gives a flavor that cannot be defined exactly between sweet or bitter, but it is very fresh and improves breath.
  • Cedron; has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative properties. Cedron is a herb that can be added to mate to give it a flavor that improves the bitter touch that yerba mate can sometimes have, in addition to providing an aroma similar to that of lime.
  • Marcela; It is used to combat colic, indigestion, heartburn, and other stomach problems.
  • Salvia; is digestive, anti-inflammatory.
  • Burrito; is digestive, its particular menthol flavor makes it ideal to take in summer.
  • Chamomile; has soothing and digestive properties.

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