Botanical Name: Paullinia sorbilis
- Also, known as: Guarana Kletterstrauch, Guaranastruik, Quarana, Quarane, cupana, Brazilian cocoa, Ubano, Uaranzeiro,
Parts Used: Seed
Guarana is a creeping shrub that can grow to 10-12 meters in height. It requires tropical temperatures and plentiful rainfall to flourish. The bright red fruit is round-shaped and grows in clusters. When the fruit is matured, it splits off and reveals black seeds inside which are surrounded by white arils. The seed's appearance is just like an eyeball.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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