Guayusa

WHAT IS ILEX GUAYUSA?

Guayusa is a sacred leaf that has been brewed in the Amazon for centuries. Guayusa provides you a rejuvenating burst of energy, different from coffee or other caffeinated teas. The people of the Ecuadorean Rainforest describe it as “ancient energy”.

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Ilex Guayusa Leaves

GUAYUSA CONTAIN.

Guayusa is naturally packed with caffeine, double antioxidants than green tea, polyphenols, plus essential amino acids, making it energizing and nutritious. Unlike green and black teas, Guayusa contains no tannins, so it is astringent free. Instead, it has a distintive smooth and sweet taste.

IS THERE CAFFEINE IN GUAYSUA?

Yes, The caffeine content in the guayusa herbal tea is almost similar to a cup of coffee, but more caffeine per cup than green tea or yerba mate. Guayusa tea give you a balanced energy. There are no crashes like coffee drinkers often experience. Additionally, you don’t have any jitters or shaking. These characteristics have made guayusa tea an alternative to coffee.

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Guayusa Tea

WHAT IS GUAYUSA GOOD FOR?

The compounds of guayusa leaves offer a range of holistic health benefits:

  • Natural Energy.
  • L-Theanine helps to reduce stress and fatigue.
  • Ferulic acid helps to improve blood circulation.
  • Chlorogenic acid regulates body weight, reduces high blood pressure and contributes to cardiovascular health.

TRADITIONAL USES OF THE GUAYUSA LEAVES.

Indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon use guayusa leaves from the Ilex Guayusa plant to make an energizing beverage. It contains enough caffeine to give natural energy to the body and soul throughout the day. The Tsáchila Community (indigenous group native to the coastal region of Ecuador) traditionally use guayusa leaves for healing and spiritual activities.

HOW GUAYUSA GROWS?

Being that Guayusa is native to the Amazon, it grows naturally in the jungle areas. Indigenous peoples currently grow guayusa tree in agroforestry systems (Chakras). This way of farming allows the farmer to have more sustainable production. In Santo Domingo the Tsachilas have affirmed that Guayusa has been grown and used in their territory for decades, however; since it was mostly used by Pone (shaman) in their community for spiritual activities, it is not known whether it is native to the region or was brought many years ago.

IS GUAYUSA LIKE YERBA MATE?

Guayusa and Yerba Mate are the same family “ILEX”. Guayusa is Ilex Guayusa and Yerba Mate is Ilex Paraguariensis. 

WHERE CAN I BUY ORGANIC GUAYUSA TEA?

Customers can buy guayusa in our website. They can enjoy our organic Guayusa Straight  or our Guayusa Blend. Pacha Guayusa has diferentes presentation as Guayusa loose leaf, Guayusa extra fine, Guayusa tea bag, even if you want to buy Guayusa in bulk.