Remember, Father's Day is on June 18th 2017! Get Dad something he'll look forward to using every day. Ginseng and Yerba Mate are traditional herbs. In foods, mate is used to make a tea-like beverage, known as maté or Yerba Maté, which is very popular in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Ginseng is perhaps the most widely recognized plant used in traditional medicine and now plays a major role in herbal health care. For more than 2,000 years, various forms have been used in medicine.