Guarana: revisiting a highly caffeinated plant from the Amazon.

  title={Guarana: revisiting a highly caffeinated plant from the Amazon.},
  author={Fl{\'a}via Camila Schimpl and Jos{\'e} Dayvid Ferreira da Silva and Jos{\'e} Francisco de Carvalho Gonçalves and Paulo Mazzafera},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={150 1},
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Guarana (Paullinia cupana Kunth var. sorbilis (Mart.) Ducke) has been traditionally consumed by indigenous communities of the Amazon region. It is valued mainly for its stimulant property because of its high content of caffeine, which can be up to 6% in the seeds. AIM OF THE REVIEW The purpose of this review is to revisit this typically Brazilian plant, addressing economic considerations, the chemical makeup of the seeds and pharmacological properties so far… CONTINUE READING
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