Guayusa (Ilex guayusa) Cut & Sift (1 pound)
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Promotes Alertness Metabolic Energy*
Guayusa is a tree that grows under the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest in the regions of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Dating back over 2000 years, Guayusa has been used by indigenous families in the Amazon Rainforest for several purposes. Traditionally some tribes would rise early and talk over a fire while sipping Guayusa. Dreams would be interpreted and stories would be told. Hunters would drink before a night hunt to heighten their awareness earning Guayusa the nickname “The Night Watchman” by the Jivaro tribe.
Once wild grown, this species is now thought of as a cultivated plant. The botanical cousin of Yerba Mate, the leaves of the Guayusa tree contain natural caffeine as well as theobromine (commonly found in chocolate) and L-theanine (an amino acid found in green tea). Containing no tannins, Guayusa does not have the bitter taste associated with many caffeinated teas. It has a smooth taste and provides support for the body’s metabolic system without the crash associated with most energy drinks.
Kosher Certified, Gluten-Free and comes from Peru and Ecuador.
*CAUTIONS: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information provided should not be used as medical advice. Not intended for long term use. Not intended for pregnant or nursing women. Keep out of reach of children.