Guarana was initially used in sticks by indians. They grated the stick using the sharp, rasp like, tongue of the Pirarucu fish. The powder was then mixed into a drink with water and sugar to regain energy and concentration. Present tribal still uses guarana in the rainforest as an analgesic, astringent, febrifuge, stimulant, and tonic used to treat diarrhea; and for hypertension, migraine, neuralgia, and dysentery. Popular use suggests prevention of arteriosclerosis; as an effective cardiovascular drug.
Xanthine alkaloids (caffeine, theophylline, theobromine) contribute significantly to guaraná’s therapeutic activity. Theophyline enhances alertness and reduces fatigue, such as caffeine, that helps also in weight loss. Caffeine also helps to avoid celllulite formation by interfering in its enzimatic process
Magama´s hydroalcoholic extract is made from pure roasted amazonian guarana seeds, ideal for carbonated soft drinks formulas, as a caffeine, theophiline and theobromine source, adding stimullat effect and natural appeal. CH 1015 is also produced from pure roasted guarana seeds of amazonian rainforest and presented as hydroglicolic extract for cosmetic applications. Its red-brown colour provides use as skin dyes and tha anti-cellulite activity provided by caffeine.