Natural cure against menstrual pain etc.
The seeds of Paullinia cupana are also medicinally important. Because of its valuable ingredients, guarana is even registered in the Brazilian pharmacopoeia. The so-called alkaloids play a decisive role in the effect. The nitrogen-containing compounds make up 3 to 4% of the ingredients of the seeds.
Caffeine is most strongly represented, but the alkaloids theobromine and theophylline are also present in significant quantities, which in addition to a stimulating effect on the heart rate also have muscle-relaxing properties. The guarana seeds also contain health-promoting polyphenols from the group of flavonoids. Particularly noteworthy here are catechin and epicatechin: the secondary plant compounds are known above all for their antioxidant effects, which by far exceed the antioxidant potential of vitamin C or vitamin E, as Lina Yonekura from the School of Public Health in Sao Paulo documented in astudy in 2006.span>
According to a 2011study by Auro Del Giglio (MD, PhD) of the ABC School of Medicine in Sao Paulo, guarana lowers chemotherapy-indicated fatigue in cancer patients, while according to Christina da Costa Krewer of the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in Brazil has a potentiallymetabolic protective effect in the elderly. .
In a scientific essay by Dr. Angelika Prentner, the pharmacist & pharmacist Guarana confirms a high potential as a natural remedy. According to the medicinal herb expert, guarana works
- Stimulates the circulation
- Pain relieving
- Nerve tonic
Guarana has developed into an effective insider tip, especially for menstrual problems, which helps to eliminate premenstrual symptoms.