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guarana


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Ground and roasted seeds of the Amazonian climbing shrub, Paullina cupana (P. sorbilis). It contains caffeine; used as an ingredient of drinks (known as cupana in Brazil and tai in USA), chewing gum, a powder to be sprinkled on food, and capsules and tablets. Claimed to have weight-reducing properties, but with little evidence of efficacy.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.


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