Guarana Seeds within Herbalism

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: June 4, 2023 15:21

Guarana Seeds 

Guarana seeds (Paullinia cupana) are a safe stimulant tonic within herbalism that are named after the indigenous Guarani people. They are harvested from a native climbing evergreen in the Amazon and have the appearance of an eye when the fruit ripens and splits open to expose the flesh and seed.

What to Know About Taking Guarana

The most caffeine-rich herb is guarana. Fluid extracts of guarana are used in flavoring soft drinks in Brazil where it is a national beverage

Why Take Guarana?

Guarana is a potent stimulating herb used for long-lasting energy throughout daily activities and to promote cognition. Guarana has a high amount of antioxidants for promoting health and may be used daily to boost metabolism as part of a weight management for promoting fat burning

Herbalism uses guarana seeds for the following benefits:

How Guarana Works with the Body and Diet

Guarana seeds contain a very high amount of potent stimulant xanthines, such as caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline, for long-lasting energy.

The combination of constituents in guarana work with a weight management and weight-loss lifestyle.

The various constituents in guarana enhance cognition and maintain nerve health for increased mental performance and reaction times.

Undesired Outcomes While Taking Guarana

As with many herbs, some undesirable outcomes may be encountered with guarana such as digestive upset, sleeplessness, irritability, headache, and tension.

Some remedies for undesirable outcomes with guarana are as follows:

Taking Guarana During Pregnancy and Lactation

All caffeine containing herbs like guarana should be limited to 100 milligrams or less of caffeine daily during pregnancy and lactation to ensure full health and development of the fetus or infant. Consult a healthcare provider when adjusting lifestyle, exercise, diet, and supplementation.