GUARANA (Paullinia cupana) aka - Brazilian Cocoa
NOTE: USE WITH CAUTION, IT CAN BE ADDICTIVE AND CAUSES STIMULATION TO THE HEART
Guarana is most noted for its caffeine content. It is a stimulant to the nervous system. Guarana is one of the richest sources of caffeine with 2.5 times the caffeine content of coffee. Guarana is sometimes used to lose weight. The berries of this plant have a number of health benefits, including the ability to burn fat and increase energy. Guarana may be more effective than coffee with regards to its energizing power, as Guarana is released more slowly into the body to provide sustained energy. The plant directly stimulates the central nervous system and may be taken in small doses to fight fatigue and increase activity levels. Guarana encourages movement of the bowels, which is a beneficial for people suffering from constipation. Additionally, Guarana is effective for treating other complications of the bowels, including gas and diarrhea, as it helps to detoxify and cleanse the system.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Guarana can provide relief for: • Lack of Alertness • Loss of Energy/Stamina • Weight Issues • Sluggish Digestion • Constipation