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Guarana soft drinks are very popular in Brazil.Guarana is used in sweetened or carbonated soft drinks and energy shots, an ingredient of herbal tea or contained in capsules


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The common name for Paullinia cupana, "guarana," comes into English via Brazilian Portuguese from a word in the language of the Sateré-Mawé Indians. According to the tribe's own legends, the plant from which the wildcrafted herb was derived was the gift of a god, presented in compensation for the killing of a village child by one of the less compassionate deities.

Traditionally, the Indians mix dried Guarana Seed Powder with water and knead it into a dough to make a type of bread. Guarana Seed Powder has been known to Western civilization for well over 300 years, since a European missionary introduced it in the mid-1600s.

Guarana Seed Powder is among those organic herbs that are very strong stimulants; it is in fact a primary ingredient in a popular Brazilian soft drink. However, although the the FDA has labeled guarana herb as being safe for human consumption, studies on the effects of Brazilian guarana have not been verified. Use of such medicinal herbs and supplements should be undertaken under the guidance of a qualified herbalist or naturopathic doctor.

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