Recent advances on Ilex paraguariensis research: minireview.

Abstract

Ilex paraguariensis dried and minced leaves are made into a brewed tea, prepared in a sui generis manner by large populations in South America, having evolved from a tea drunk by the Guarani ethnic group to a beverage that has a social and almost ritualistic role in some South American modern societies. It is used both as a source of caffeine, in lieu or in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.06.032

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