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The rainforest tribes in the Amazon have traditionally used guaraná mainly as a stimulant and as an astringent (drying agent) for treating chronic diarrhea.* This plant is well known in Brazil and has been turned into a highly popular softdrink. For more information guaraná (Paullinia cupana), please refer to the Database File for Guaraná in the Tropical Plant Database. To see photographs of guaraná, click here.
Traditional Uses:* 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 strokeSuggested Use: This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages, 1-3 times daily, or as desired. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal decoctions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.