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Ingredient: Guayusa

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Guayusa

Guayusa is brewed like traditional tea, but is not related to tea.  It comes from the holly tree, as does Yerba Matte. 

A cup of Guayusa has almost as much caffeine as a cup of coffee and has twice the amount of antioxidants in green tea.

Learn all about Guayusa in the Wild Foods Guide to Guayusa


Guayusa Facts

-Among the Jivaro tribe of Ecuador, guayusa is known as the "Night Watchman," because it helps keep them awake.

-Guayusa is almost exclusively found in the Amazon. 

-Harvesting guayusa actually helps to reforest the Amazon; more trees are planted as demand for the guayusa leaf increases

-Guayusa has many chlorogenic acids, which help with weight loss and have benefits for the heart