Paullinia cupana is a climbing Amazonian shrub with big leaves and white blooms. Guarana's fruit seeds contain caffeine and are used in energy beverages. The Satere-Mawe people first cultivated and used the herb. Guarana seed is made into a tea or used in cooking.
Guarana is an Amazonian evergreen vine. In Brazil, guarana berries have been used as coffee for generations. Ripe berries break open like an eyeball when ripe. In a Satare-Maure Indian tradition, Onhiamuacabe gave birth to a child whose father was a "mystery creature." The toddler was executed for consuming banned nuts. A guarana bush grew from his eye at his gravesite. Indians regard guarana's effects supernatural.
Roasted guarana seeds. They're brewed to form a bitter, astringent, then sweet drink. Older literature mention guaranine, a caffeine-like compound. Recently, chemists have argued that guarana IS caffeine, making it nature's highest source. Guarana has 2.5 times the caffeine of coffee.
Guarana was first sold in 1958 after being cultivated by Pre-Columbian peoples. Research into guarana's health benefits is underway. Plant family: Sapindaceae
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