Guarana and its curative properties
Large leaves stacked into bundles. Shoots of the plant are dark, jagged, and oval shapes. Reach 10 meters long, which the plant collection is complicated. Short cuttings formed buds. The flowers are fragrant, white.
The fruit size can be compared with grapes or fruit of the coffee tree. The fruit is yellow, the upper part of vermilion (box). The fruits of guarana rind covers dense. When the fruit is ripe, exposing the black seed oval shape when the skin bursts. Inside the fruit 1 or 2 seed.
In Portugal the fruit is called “guaraná”. In the language of the Indians maue it means “the fruit form the human eye”. The plant was opened by K. Pauli in the 17th century.
Guarana grows wild in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil. In South America it is grown.
The use and medicinal properties
Medicinally used plant seeds. In the seeds there is a large amount of caffeine. The seeds also have vitamins a, b, E, xantinove alkaloids, polyphenols. In addition, there is guaranine, whose properties are very similar to the effects of caffeine on humans.
Guarana is used to enhance performance and endurance at too high a physical load. The indigenous people of South Americapital the plant during long trips and also as a medicine for quick recovery. Also the Indians were cooking soft drinks from this plant.
For medicinal purposes the seeds of guarana are ideal to treat spasms, fever, fever, headaches. Seeds of the plant are used as strengthening and tonic, for the prevention of bacterial infections, as an aphrodisiac and of Supplement.
Latin Americans are convinced that guarana helps with diarrhea, arthritis, fatigue and hunger. It was also used to ease symptoms of a hangover.
Guarana is also found in sports supplements designed for those who wish to lose weight. This plant is a component of many energy drinks, it is added to teas, candies and lollipops. In Brazil guarana is placed even in toothpaste and many other products.
Substances in the plant, the human body metabolizes gradually. Thus, it is possible for a long time without feeling fatigue. The extract of the herb does not irritate the bowel, stimulates muscle activity. Also increases concentration by improving the blood supply to the brain. Guarana increases the output of adrenaline and hydrolysis of fats.
Drugs traditional medicine :
— For the treatment of fatigue: when eating, take 3-6 pieces gelatin capsules with 400 mg of dry extract of the herb;
— For the treatment of obesity be taken with food 2-4 softgels daily with 200 mg dry extract;
For mild cases of diarrhea, take 2-3 cups per day specially prepared drink. 250 ml. of boiling water pour 2 teaspoons full of the powder. Allow to infuse for 15 minutes.
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