Guarana is considered the national drink of Brazil and Indigo Herbs has joined the party. Here we have two great Guarana products; Guarana Powder and Guarana Tincture. These two powerful products are some of the finest quality caffeine stimulants in the world originating from the depths of the Amazonian Rainforest. Indigo Herbs has done all they can to insure that that they have come from the very best sources in Brazil.
Guarana has been used by the people of Brazil since before the pre Colombian period and is sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Cocoa. Cultivated first by the Sateré-Maué Indians this berry is now an economic commodity with most of the Guarana being harvested and prepared by a tribe called the Guarani Indians (the origin of the plants name). Because of the resemblance this berry has to the human eye Amazonian legends recounts how the plant was given to a family of Indians by a benevolent rainforest god after they lost their child. The berries are said to be the eyes of the boy that was lost. Throughout the hundreds of years the Guarana plant has been known to the Indian tribesman it has been traditionally used for a multitude of reasons and ailments. This ingredient is now known worldwide and can be found in many confectionery food and drink products. Some of these products hold very little relation to the real Guarana sold by Indigo Herbs since they are diluted or substituted with synthetic caffeine which is then called Guarana. Authentic pure Guarana has been hailed as an adaptogen helping the body where it is needed and is still a part of the staple diet for many people throughout Brazil.
This creeping shrub comes from the very depths of the Amazonian Rainforest and can grow to 12 meters in height using other trees to climb against. The berries grow in long clusters and are a bright red colour. As the berry matures and fattens the black seed and white flesh of the inside is exposed giving the plant the resemblance of an eye. Guarana is a perennial plant and will only bare seed in its 3rd year and can carry on fruiting for up to 80 years.