Guarana Seed P.E. 4:1
Guarana seed is of the tropical plant, Paullinia Cupana var. Sorbilis. This climbing shrub took the name of its genus from C. F. Paullini, a German medical botanist who died 1712. It has divided compound leaves, flowers yellow panicles, fruit pear shaped, three sided, three-celled capsules, with thin partitions, in each a seed like a small horse-chestnut half enclosed in an aril, flesh colored and easily separated when dried. The seeds of Paullinia Sorbilis are often used or mixed with those of P. Cupana. Guarana is made only by the Guaranis, a tribe of South American Indians. Guarana has a higher percentage of caffeine than the coffee or cacao beans. For this reason it is often used in energy drinks and soft drinks.
Guarana Seed Extract can be used: -as a caffeine stimulant for energy -as a weight loss aid (suppresses appetite and increases fat-burning) -for headaches and migraines -to tone, balance, and strengthen the heart, as a blood cleanser, and to reduce/prevent sticky blood and blood clots -as a refrigerant (lowers body temperature) to prevent overheating and heat stroke