guaraná

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Related to Paullinia cupana: Ilex paraguariensis, Guarana, Kigelia africana

guaraná:

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common name for the plant family Sapindaceae, a primarily tropical family of trees, shrubs, lianas, and herbaceous climbers, as well as a genus, Sapindus, in that family found in Asia and the Americas. The soapberry family includes the litchi.
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Guarana

 

(Paullinia cupana), an evergreen shrub of the family Sapindaceae, growing wild in Brazil and Venezuela. The seeds of the guaraná contain resins, tannins, and up to 5 percent caffeine. A paste, also called guarana, is obtained from the seeds; it is used for medicinal purposes in some countries. The paste yields caffeine: it is also mixed into chocolate and is used in preparing a beverage that is similar to coffee.

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no-de-cachorro") (Malpigh-iaceae), Paullinia cupana Kunth ("guarana") (Sapindaceae), and Mauritia flexuosa L ("buriti") (Aracaceae) (for review see Mendes and Carlini 2007).
0 paullinia cupana seed extract (and) carnitine (and) microcrystalline cellulose (and) cysteic acid (and) pantetheine sulfonate Distilled water 27.
The herbal product Catuama[R] consists of the association of four hydroalcoholic extracts obtained from well-known medicinal plants: Trichila catigua (Meliaceae), Paullinia cupana (Sapindaceae), Ptychope-talum olacoides (Olacaceae) and Zingiber officinalis (Zingiberaceae).