aka “Peruvian Ginseng,”  “Maka,” “Mace,” “Maca-maca,” “Maino,”  “Ayak Chichira,”  “Ayuk Willku,” “Pepperweed”

Peru, 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 root is most notably known for its ability to improve sexual function and libido. It has been used to solve infertility conditions and is said to increase the production of sperm and semen volume. 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 your body. This will help get rid of troublesome and painful menstrual and menopausal symptoms.
It’s also reputed to support endocrine health, help reduce stress, relieve depression, failing memory and impart a general sense of wellbeing. Maca calms the nerves via its fatty acid, phosphorus, calcium and B1 and B12 vitamin content, all of which are 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.

Maca Root "Amazon Ginseng" (Lepidium meyenii)

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  • Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Maca Root can provide relief for: • Digestion • Insomnia • Libido • Menopause (hot flashes, mood) • Menstrual • Stress

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