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KUSKOSKI, Eugenia M.; ROSEANE, Fett; GARCIA A., Agustín  and  TRONCOSO G., Ana M.. CHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE FRUIT GUARANÁ (Paullinia cupana). Vitae [online]. 2005, vol.12, n.2, pp.45-52. ISSN 0121-4004.

This review involves a general description of Guaraná, including its chemical and pharmacological properties as well as its production, consumption and economical importance. The revision covers the period between 1931 and 2005, in which 82 papers are considered concerning the botanic and chemical characteristics, the pharmacological activity and the medicinal properties of Guaraná.

Keywords : Guaraná; chemical and pharmacological properties; Paullinia cupana; natural products.

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