The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Yerba mate|
|Scientific name||Ilex paraguariensis|
|INCI name||Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||마테잎추출물|
|Used part||Leaf /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / anti-oxidant / anti-photoaging / anti-dandruff /|
|Known active compounds||caffeic acid, 5-caffeoylquinic acid, rutin|
Mate tea is a traditional beverage or infusion made from the leaves of yerba mate, which is also calledParaguay tea or Brazilian tea, as it has long been used since ancient times in Brazil and in Paraguay.Mate tea is still consumed widely as a stimulant tea or as an energy drink in South American regionsand it is consumed in most of households in Argentina. The popularity of mate has been rising for itshealth benefits. It is known to have antioxidants and nutrients such as saponins, polyphenols, andxanthines, including caffeine. It is sometimes preferred as an alternative to coffee with high caffeinecontent or as an anti-obesity agent with lipid-lowering effects.
I. paraguariensis is already famous for its anti-oxidant abilities and demonstrated in many researcharticles. Exposure to UV radiations causes oxidative damages but topical application of yerba mate tea30 minutes prior to UV exposure showed preventive activities from UV radiations in vivo. Aqueousextract of yerba mate performs as an anti-microbial agent against M. furfur, the cause of dandruff andseborrheic dermatitis. Activities against inflammation and obesity-related inflammation are observed byinhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines and adipogenesis.