Plant Use: This potent fruit, named after the Guarani tribe in the Amazon, contains an impressive range of stimulants and antioxidants including caffeine, guaranine, and theobromine. Today the active ingredients are commonly found in energy drinks. Traditionally, Guarana is used to increase energy and mental performance as well as supporting all aspects of health, weight loss and a healthy metabolism.
Plant Preparation: Infusion- make a nourishing cup of tea
Powder– add to teas, smoothies, and decoctions
Properties: Stimulant, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, cognitive health
Energetics and taste: Astringent, bitter
Scientific name: Paullinia cupana
Common names: Brazilian cocoa, ‘Zoom’.
Part Used: Seed