Yaupon, like the related plants yerba mate and guayusa, contains a variety of compounds including xanthines, like the potent antioxidant theophylline, as well as theobromine, caffeine, among other phenolic compounds which have been shown to help
- reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels,
- reducing inflammation,
- lowering the risk of cancers, heart disease and diabetes.
Additionally, these compounds have been shown to heighten mental acuity, elevate mood and improve skin complexion.