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Salvating herbs of the mountain of Cordoba

The mountain of Cordoba gives us food, herbs and unique experiences. Venerating him and being aware of his healing herbs can save us.

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“ Yuyiao” we took the mate in Cordoba. And “yuyear” became a verb of the Cordobes. Since in themountain of Cordoba we find an abundant variety ofherbs of all kinds with different uses. The ones that enable us to use them for thousands of issues. From medicinal uses to homemade tricks that connect us with nature. This wise nature, with a Cordovan tune, has a lot of secrets that we are going to figure out now. These elements that the Earth gives us were used by historical civilizations that today make up our cultural imaginary.For example, the Comechingones, who stayed in the mountain of Cordoba and used these herbs daily .

Today we realize that, almost as if we were connected to our ancestors, we continue to kill “yuyiao”. Some versions of the history of mate tell that it is native to the native peoples of the jungle region of the northwest of our country. judged by the colonizers as “unhygienic”. But that, inadvertently, took a special placeamong the customs of the colonial people . So it spread throughout the territory, and today there is no province in Argentina where you don't suck mate.

The Cuentos en Boca Group, after an exhaustive investigation, managed to collect the varied uses of the healing yuyos of Mount Cordoba , either for infusions or to add to the mate and give it a Cordovan touch.

It grows, how it grows

The herbs that grow in the mountain of Córdoba are many, only some are easily identified and can be consumed by touch. Here are some of them :

Yellow stick

This is international, in addition to being in the mountain of Cordobait is found in many places in Latin America. It grows easily and is popularly known as the “plant of happiness”. It also has its ornamental use, since its flower is very beautiful and, of course, yellow. It has a vanilla flavor and taste, which makes it irresistible. It is ideal to accompany the yerbiado. It is digestive and anticolds. Some usually boil it in milk, because it gives it a unique taste.

Horse Tail

In the heart of Monte Cordobes, the ponytail is a classic.It has multiple uses and beware! If you add it to the mate, it usually causes the weed to wash quickly . However, for its renal benefits, as it is diuretic, helps in case of stones. It also improves cases of rheumatitis and urinary infections. It is an optimal aid for bone lesions, osteoporosis or caries, as it has a high level of potassium.


The one who takes a complaint doesn't complain. This herb helps to improve digestion and fight gases. It is also good at solving liver problems. The infusion consumed after boiling in water has a bitter taste.Therefore, add it to the mate only if you like it well bitter.


Its delicious aroma and healing properties make it part of any medicinal herbarium. It has anti-inflammatory properties and strengthens the hair. It is also used for the production of natural cosmetics. Infusion, it's a delight. Many often add it tothe fire of the asadito, because it gives it a special touch and makes the smoke have a particular smell.

With this medicine cabinet for the mate, in the mountain of Cordoba we use each and every one of the herbsthat nature gives us. Obviously, a couple are missing. Like the classic and Cordoba: the peperina. But we'll tell you that another time ...

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