Guarana. Properties

Guarana (Guarana)
This shrub native of the Amazon has been long used by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay and Uruguay for its stimulant properties and invigorating.

Its seeds in the composition of different tonic drinks whose consumption facilitates the performance of heavy work.

Guarana Properties

* Its properties are based on the caffeine content of their seeds, between 3% and 5%, much higher than coffee or tea.
* Caffeine accelerates the burning of fatty substances and increases the metabolic rate of cells, so the guarana favors the elimination of fats stored by the body and is an aid in weight loss diets.
* Additionally guarana stimulates the release of catecholamines, including adrenaline, thus allowing the body to "burn" fat faster.
* Its stimulant properties are interesting to combat physical and intellectual asthenia often associated with weight control diets.
* By causing a general stimulation of the body, guarana makes restoring vitality and enhance the capacity of resistance.
* Because of this ability in their properties is challenging the soft aphrodisiac.
* Its main uses are: asthenia, diarrhea, enterocolitis, prevention of arteriosclerosis and thromboembolism, headache. Often used as an adjuvant in slimming diets for their anorectic effects.

Guarana Contraindications
* Contraindicated in allergy to caffeine or other xanthines, and in patients with severe cardiovascular disorders (heart failure, coronary insufficiency, arrhythmia), peptic ulcer, epilepsy, insomnia, pregnancy, lactation and children under 12 years.
* States of anxiety, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, arrhythmia, paroxysmal tachycardia, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome.
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

Side effects of guarana seed
* Due to the power of caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness, tachycardia, palpitations, gastritis. For its alkaloid content it is advisable to be discontinued.

Toxicity: None

* It is recommended not to mix the drug with guarana xanthan bases (coffee, tea, cola, mate), and that enhance its exciting effect.
* The explosion in the derivatives market without due guarana health has produced many paintings of anxiety with tachycardia or arrhythmia, of an intensity that suggests that amphetamines are included.

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