Paullinia cupana Health effects and herbal facts

Paullinia cupana

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Peru - Loreto

Biological activities

Absorbent
Starch found in Seed (60000 ppm)
Adenosine-Antagonist
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Allelochemic
Catechol found in Seed
Allergenic
Catechol found in Seed
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Analeptic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Analgesic-Synergist
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Anorexic
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Choline found in Seed
Antianemic
Adenine found in Seed
Antiapneic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antiapoptotic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antibacterial
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antibradyarrhythmic
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antibronchitic
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Anticancer
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Anticarcinogenic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Anticellulitic
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antichoreic
Choline found in Seed
Anticirrhotic
Choline found in Seed
Anticoagulant
D-catechin found in Seed
Anticystinuric
Choline found in Seed
Antidementia
Choline found in Seed
Antidermatitic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Choline found in Seed
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antidote
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Choline found in Seed
Antiemetic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antiemphysemic
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antifeedant
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antiflu
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antigonadotropic
Catechol found in Seed
Antigranulocytopenic
Adenine found in Seed
Antihepatomic
Saponins found in Seed
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antihomocysteine
Choline found in Seed
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antihypotensive
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antimanic
Choline found in Seed
Antimutagenic
Saponins found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antinarcotic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Seed (60000 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Choline found in Seed
Antiobesity
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Catechol found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antiseptic
Catechol found in Seed
Antiserotonergic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Antisteatotic
Choline found in Seed
Antistomatitic
Catechol found in Seed
Antithiamin
Catechol found in Seed
Antithyreotropic
Catechol found in Seed
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antitumor
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Catechol found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Antivaccinia
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Antiviral
Adenine found in Seed
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Catechol found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Apoptotic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Arrhythmigenic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Arteriodilator
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Bronchodilator
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
Adenine found in Seed
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Catechol found in Seed
D-catechin found in Seed
Mucilage found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Catechol found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Xanthine found in Seed
Cardiodepressant
Choline found in Seed
Cardiotonic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
D-catechin found in Seed
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Cardiovascular
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Catabolic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Cerebrotonic
Choline found in Seed
Chelator
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Choleretic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Cholinergic
Choline found in Seed
Co-carcinogenic
Catechol found in Seed
Convulsant
Catechol found in Seed
Coronary-Dilator
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Seed
Dermatitigenic
Catechol found in Seed
Diuretic
Adenine found in Seed
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Emetic
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Emollient
Starch found in Seed (60000 ppm)
Energizer
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Ergotamine-Enhancer
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Essential
Guanine found in Seed
FLavor
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Fetotoxic
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Choline found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Herbicide
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Catechol found in Seed
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Hypertensive
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Hyperuricemic
Adenine found in Seed
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Mucilage found in Seed
Hypoglycemic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Hypotensive
Choline found in Seed
Ileorelaxant
Choline found in Seed
Immunomodulator
Saponins found in Seed
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Insecticide
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Insectifuge
Adenine found in Seed
Lipotropic
Choline found in Seed
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Adenine found in Seed
Lypolytic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Memorigenic
Choline found in Seed
Myocardiotonic
Adenine found in Seed
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Myostimulant
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Parasympathomimetic
Choline found in Seed
Pesticide
Adenine found in Seed
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Catechol found in Seed
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Poultice
Starch found in Seed (60000 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Secretor
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
Pyrogenic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Catechol found in Seed
Respirastimulant
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Spasmogenic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Stimulant
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Tachycardic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Teratogenic
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Tumor-Promoter
Catechol found in Seed
Vasoconstrictor
D-catechin found in Seed
Vasodilator
Adenine found in Seed
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Seed (120000 ppm)
cAMP-Inhibitor
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
cGMP-Inhibitor
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)
cGMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Caffeine found in Plant (25000 ppm);found in Seed (76000 ppm)
Theobromine found in Seed (400 ppm)
Theophylline found in Seed (2500 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Adenine Seed
Ash Seed 14,200
Caffeine Plant 25,000
Seed 9,100 76,000
Catechol Seed
Catechutannic-acid Seed
Choline Seed
D-catechin Seed
Fat Seed 30,000
Guanine Seed
Guaranine Seed
Hypoxanthine Seed
Mucilage Seed
Protein Seed 98,600
Resin Seed 70,000
Saponins Seed
Starch Seed 50,000 60,000
Tannin Seed 50,000 120,000
Theobromine Seed 200 400
Theophylline Seed 0 2,500
Timbonine Seed
Xanthine Seed
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]