Thursday, July 14, 2011

Guarana - Monograph

Common Name – Guarana

Botanical Name – Paullinia

Parts Used – Seeds

Active Constituents – Adenine, caffeine, D-catechin, saponin, tannins, theobromine, theophylline

So what is Guarana good for?

Guarana is good as a general tonic.

Guarana can help to cleans out the intestines.

Guarana increases mental alertness, improves stamina and improves endurance.

Guarana may be useful in treating headaches, urinary tract irritation and diarrhea.


Dry herb as capsules – 150–500 mg per day

Herbal tea – one to three cups a day

How to make Guarana tea?

Add one or two grams of crushed seeds to one cup of water and boil for ten minutes, strain out used herb and let cool before drinking.


Should not be taken by pregnant or nursing wemon

Should not be taken by people who suffer from high blood pressure or heart conditions

Research articles with links

Pharmacological activity of Guarana (Paullinia cupana Mart.) in laboratory animals

Improved cognitive performance in human volunteers following administration of guarana (Paullinia cupana) extract: comparison and interaction with Panax ginseng

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