Guarana (Paullinia cupana) as an aphrodisiac
Guarana is obtained from seeds of Paullinia cupana, a woody shrub that’s native to the Amazon Basin and Brazil. Usually, Guarana is extracted as a paste containing guaranine, a compound that is chemically identical to caffeine.
The aphrodisiac properties of Guarana can be attributed to its highly acclaimed stimulant abilities. This is why it is used in some of today’s most popular energy supplements. It excites nerves in the body and increase sexual stimulation. According to researchers like Christian Ratsch, Guarana also has mild psychoactive properties.
When in action, Guarana delivers it stimulative effects in a gradual but long-lasting manner. Though it does not energize the body directly, it revs up the mind and body for action. Users of Guarana report that it reduces fatigue and increases mental alertness and agility. It sets the perfect mind and body conditions for sexual performance.