MACA ROOT (Lepidium meyenii) aka - Peruvian Ginseng, Maka, Mace, Maca-maca, Maino, Ayak Chichira, Ayuk Willku, Pepperweed.
Peru, in South America is where you’ll find the Maca plant. It is considered an adaptogen, meaning that it helps the body and mind adapt to stresses of all kinds and exerts an overall normalizing effect on the person who consumes it. Maca root is loaded with vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, good fats, amino acids and plant sterols, making it a very nutritious whole food. Maca is often used to restore energy, vitality, and fertility. It may help increase libido, regulate hormones, boost energy, improve memory, and curb depression. It can also be used as a treatment for impotency and erectile dysfunction. Women use it to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, mood swings and sleeping problems. It works as a hormone regulator that can bring balance back to the body. This will help get rid of troublesome and painful menstrual and menopausal symptoms. It’s also reported to support endocrine health, help reduce stress, relieve depression, failing memory and impart a general sense of well-being. Maca calms the nerves because of its fatty acid, phosphorus, calcium and B1 and B12 vitamin content which are all very beneficial to the nervous system. It can also be used as an aid to digestion and to improve the appetite. Its Vitamin C, calcium and sterol content help build muscle and its starch content enhances physical endurance.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Maca Root can provide relief for: • Digestion • Insomnia • Libido • Menopause (hot flashes, mood) • Menstrual • Stress