Guarana and Gurana Extract:Phytochemicals,Botanical Info and History.
- Basic Botanical info of Guarana.
- Phytochemicals and constituents of Guarana.
- Guarana Plantation and Habitat.
- Facts,Properties,Available forms:Guarana.
- Uses Guarana.
- Theory and Scientific Support of Guarana.
- History of Use with Natives:Guarana.
- Guarana Brief Summary.
- Research Update:Paullinia cupana or Guarana.
Guarana contains a high amount of guaranine, a chemical substance with the same characteristics as caffeine. This makes Guarana a stimulant similar to coffee, which means that it:
3.helps with endurance based activities
4.can help to recover from a hangover
5.impairs the appetite
6.will lead to more frequent visits to the toilet
7.causes a higher blood pressure and an increased heart rate
8.can make you feel jittery and may prevent sleep at all.
Guarana is usually available in four forms: Guarana em rama, roasted guarana Simply the roasted seed, as sold by the amazon farmers to cooperative unions, middlemen and industry.
Guarana on a stick: After roasting, the seed is ground into a powder, mixed with water into a dough, which is subsequently moulded onto a stick. These sticks are then dried over a moderate fire until they become hard.
Guarana powder: After grinding, the powder is sold. This is usually the form it is available in retail outlets, like health shops. A fourth form, syrup, used for making soft drinks, is also gaining ground. This form is usually limited to larger industries.
Properties: Guaran consists of a crystallizable principle, called guaranine, identical with caffeine, which exists in the seeds, united with tannic acid, catechutannic acid starch, and a greenish fixed oil.
From the tannin it contains it is useful for mild forms of leucorrhoea, diarrhoea, etc., but its chief use in Europe and America is for headache, especially if of a rheumatic nature. It is a gentle excitant and serviceable where the brain is irritated or depressed by mental exertion, or where there is fatigue or exhaustion from hot weather. It has the same chemical composition as caffeine, theine and cocaine, and the same physiological action. Its benefit is for nervous headache or the distress that accompanies menstruation, or exhaustion following dissipation. It is not recommended for chronic headache or in cases where it is not desirable to increase the temperature, or excite the heart or increase arterial tension. Dysuria often follows its administration. It is used by the Indians for bowel complaints, but is not indicated in cases of constipation or high blood pressure.
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