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GUAYUSA

Guayusa is a plant native to the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, rich in antioxidants, helps with focusing, it's a mood uplifter and provides well-being.

In the indigenous cosmovision, Guayusa is related to the sacredness and symbolizes "good omen", although it has been traditionally used in the ritual prior to hunting; its daily consumption is common in everyday life. Our indigenous people usually prepare an infusion with its leaves and consume it hot, in the morning upon awakening, and in the afternoon when their resting time begins

 
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Origin

Guayusa (Ilex Guayusa Loes) is an evergreen tree original from the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Al thought the highest quality Guayusa is grown in the higher part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, specially in Napo and Sucumbios provinces. Our Guayusa plantations have organic certifications from US and Europe. 

 

Native Kichwa communities have cultivated and consumed Guayusa since couple of centuries ago. Initially, natives used to go into the forest to harvest some leaves to prepare the traditional tea. Later on, seeds were collected and the trees were planted closer to their houses in small chacras 

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Properties 

Guayusa Tea is consumed due to its health improvement benefits. Leaves are a powerful sources of bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, phenolics, carotenoids, chlorogenic acids, and some caffeoylquinic acid derivatives. Guayusa leaves have two times more antioxidants than Green Tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These compounds give Guayusa leaves healing qualities, so it has been used to treat diabetes and infertility. As an anti inflammatory it keeps organs in balance; its diuretic effect has been proven to improve weight loss, and its energizing qualities keeps mind sharp and clear