Information on Guarana

Latin NamePaullinia cupana
Part UsedSeeds
Herb FormsTincture, capsule, bulk herb, powder.
AffectsNervous system
CautionsAvoid with high blood pressure and do not take large doses or long-term.
Botanical InfoA climbing evergreen vine from the Soapberry family native to the Amazon region of South America.
DescriptionGuarana contains caffeine and other xanthine alkaloids and can have up to three times as much caffeine as coffee. Its current use is primarily as a remedy for nervous headaches, mental fatigue, and heat exhaustion. It is also used for hangover, narcolepsy, and depression. The herb powder and extract are used in many dietary supplements for energy stimulation, a use that should be discouraged, as it depletes the body's storehouse of vital energy and aggravates nervous conditions.

Guarana has a taste of BITTER, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of HOT.


Powder1-2 capsules daily
Decoction0.5-4 gr daily

Ailments Treated by Guarana

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Headache, acutevessel dilatortincture, capsule, tea
Hangovervessel dilatortincture, tea, capsule
Narcolepsystimulanttincture, capsule, tea


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