Paullinia cupana Kunth

The seeds of his plant, native to the Brazilian Amazon, mainly used in the manufacture of soft and energy drinks, can also be found in Brazilian markets in the form of sticks or syrup. Cultivation. became a tradition among the Sateré-Mawé Indians of the Amazon. According to their legend, their people are “sons and daughters of the guarana”. Although closely. linked to the Amazon region the fruit is more cultivated in Bahia which accounts for half of the national production. Highly stimulating, guarana may have more caffeine than coffee or tea,, depending on how it is processed.