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(Lepidium meyenii) aka - Peruvian Ginseng, Maka, Mace, Maca-maca, Maino, Ayak Chichira, Ayuk Willku, Pepperweed

Peru is where Maca hails from. It is considered an adaptogen, that is it helps the body and mind adapt to stress and exerts an overall feeling of well-being. Maca 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 is said to increase libido, regulate hormones, improve memory, and curb depression. It can be used as a treatment for impotency and erectile dysfunction also. 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. It’s also reported to support endocrine health, and a failing memory. Maca calms the nerves because of its fatty acid, phosphorus, calcium and B1 and B12 Vitamin content. These 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 Maca may provide relief from:

• Depression/Stress
• Digestion
• Hormonal regulation
• Insomnia
• Libido
• Menopause (hot flashes, mood)
• Memory loss
• Low Energy/Lack of Vitality


  • Properties: Aphrodisiac Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, linolenic acid, magnesium, oleic acid, palmitic acid, polysaccharides, selenium, Vitamins B1 and B12
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