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Guarana Powdered Extract

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Guaraná (Paullinia cupana Kunth, Sapindaceae) is popularly used for a variety of therapeutic purposes, such as a stimulant of the nervous system in cases of physical or mental stress, an antidiarrheal, diuretic, antineuralgic agent, as well as febrifuge and painkiller to treat migraine. For centuries, guaraná seeds have been used by the tribe Saterê-Maué, indigenous natives of the Amazon Region, as a stimulant, remedie, beverage, and an antidote, among other purposes. Recently, in Western markets, the extract from the seeds of guaraná, is commonly used in high-energy foods and drinks and dietary supplements. However, a broad spectrum of medicinal activities is reported for P. cupana, ranging from stimulation of the central nervous system, in cases of physical or mental stress, to appetite suppression. It can also be used as an aphrodisiac and a treatment for impotence, as well as a medication to reduce fever, stimulate metabolism, induce antiplatelet, antioxidant and antibacterial activites. P. cupana has been used also in cosmetic preparations, and it has become a popular soft drink in Brazil. In the last two decades, guaraná has emerged as a key ingredient in various sports and high-energy drinks. Methylxanthines, including caffeine, cathechins, theophylline and theobromine, and tannins are compounds which are reported for this plant.

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