, belonging to the
of aquifoliáceas, is
long tree leaves persistent, with white flowers and
The party official are the leaves.
Is originally from Paraguay, hence he
also known as Paraguay
is grown in
The genus Ilex
more than 800 species being Ilex aquifolium L. the most
The analysis of Ilex paraguariensis reveals the presence of caffeine (0. 3 to 2. 4%) theobromine (0, 1 - 0, 5%) acids cafeilquínicos, particularly chlorogenic acid (4 to 14%) many saponins (Ursola acid derivatives and oleanólico) flavonoids and anthocyanins.
Its properties primarily in their leaves, rich in mateína: this substance similar to caffeine possesses the qualities on the general stimulation of the body and burning fat for it, without having adverse effects linked to the nervousness and sleep
. Moreover, his wealth in saponins allows you to increase the temogénesis, that is, the body's
expenditure by promoting
Observations on man.
The results of
clinical trial conducted with 44 obese indicate that
mixture of plants that includes
slows the progression of the food bolus to the exterior of the
, which achieves
increase in the duration of the
observed by an ultrasound scanner in seven healthy volunteers who received 3 capsules containing
ready - based
or 3 placebo capsules.
slowing of gastric emptying (58 + 15 minutes compared to 38 + 7. 6 minutes obtained with placebo (
= 0025) The study showed after 10 days of treatment The reduction in body
with the capsules based
In the search for new players Termogénicos, particularly
. Martinet et al. examined the effects of oral administration of 12 commercial preparations to promote
Of all these, Matt
the one who showed
significant decrease in
quotient. This reduction brings the oxidation of
more fat and thus in
favorable effect in reducing body fat.
British and French pharmacopoeias also deemed to
as an adjunct to
loss program for their modulating effect of appetite.
Furthermore, its high concentration of chlorophyll, minerals (
) vitamins (
) and mateína,
to provide some important stimulant properties at the
also attributed digestive and diuretic properties.
Indians have always eaten since their leaves in the form of infusion, prepared in gourds fitted with
tube is inserted so - called bulb with the
that is aspired.
This drink is playing even, in some South
countries close to
in Europe. To illustrate with numbers, South
are estimated at more than 30 million ordinary consumers of
, grown over 300, 000 tons per year.
The earliest known evidence dating back to 1560 by the Spanish conquerors who gave him beneficial properties on the mood and fatigue.
whose treatment is appropriate in this plant.