Scientific name: Paullinia cupana
Origin: Amazon Rainforest

Guarana is a small fruit from the Amazon Rainforest with a shell that is normally yellow red. When ripe, it may be opened to show a white pulp with black seeds like eyes.
This plant contains the highest concentration of caffeine (called guaranine in the guarana plant), 2 to 3 times more than coffee beans.

Benefits of guarana

  • Stimulant
  • Soothes headaches
  • Digestive
  • Diuretic
  • Pain reliever
  • Improves brain performance
  • Boosts sport performance

Its high tannin content (up to 12%) allows guaranine (or caffeine) to be dispersed slower, with less force. This calms the agitation and nervousness that normally is associated with coffee consumption.


  • Protein (15%)
  • Cathetic tannins (12%)
  • Choleretic properties, stimulates bile secretion within the liver and helps eliminate fat. It is used for diarrhea, gastrointestinal infections and enteroclotis (inflammation of the large intestine and colon)
  • Carbohydrates, triterpenoid saponins, ciano lipids and mineral salts
  • Vitamins A, B and E