Starwest Botanicals, Guarana, Seed, 1 lb Powder
UPC Code: 767963013262
Botanical Name: Paullinia cupana
Common Names: Paullinia, Guarana Bread, Brazilian Cocoa
Guarana seed is known to botanists as Paullinia Cupana, and is part of a botanical family that includes the maple and the horse chestnut. Unlike its temperate relatives however, pure guarana seed is a natural herb produced from a climbing shrub native to Brazil's Amazon basin. Guarana features large leaves with clusters of flowers and has become most well know known for the seeds of its fruit. Guarana seed is about the size of a coffee berry. Most notable about the Paullinia Cupana seed is its use is that it contains about twice the caffeine found in coffee beans.
The common name for Paullinia Cupana, guarana, comes into English via Brazilian Portuguese from a word in the language of the Sater-Mau 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.
1 lb Powder in sealed bag
Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.
Guarana Seed Powder (Paullinia cupana)
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About Starwest Botanicals
Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.
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