Botanical name: Ilex paraguariensis
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Processing Method: Extraction
Also known as Jesuit tea or Paraguayan tea belongs to the family Aquifoliaceae. It is native to South America, Southern Brazil, Northeastern Argentina, and Eastern Paraguay. Chlorogenic acids, dicaffeoylquinic acids, caffeic acid, alkaloids, caffeine, theophylline, quercetin, rutin, lutein, myricetin, ursolic and oleanolic acids are the major bioactive phytochemicals found in this herb. It is a good source of nutrients. This herb is also a good source of powerful antioxidants such as xanthines, saponin, polyphenols, caffeoyl derivatives that provide protection against oxidative stress. This herb has many health benefits.
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