Yerba Mate (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:ilex paraguariensis
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Suggested Dosing

Dried leaves steeped in hot water 10 min

No typical dosing guidelines

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Suggested Uses

Relieve mental and physical fatigue,diuretic, mood modifyer, analgesic, depression, weight loss

Efficacy

More studies are needed to determine effetiveness

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Hypertension

            Excess stimulation

            Inhib. platelet aggregation

            Increased risk of esophageal cancer (heavy use)

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypertension

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            2% caffeine content

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