Peruvian Maca

Summary

Peruvian maca: Medicinal plant originating in Peru, used for its supposed sexual stimulating effect (aphrodisiac). It is usually found in tablet or powder form.

names

Portuguese name: Peruvian Maca
Binomial name: Lepidium meyenii
French name: Maca , “ginseng péruvien”
English name: maca
German name: Maca
Italian name: maca

Family

Brassicáceas (Brassicaceae)

Constituents

– Minerals (potassium,…)
– Vitamins (B1,…)
– Amino acids
– Uridine
– Malic acid
– Saponins
– Macamides
– Alkaloids
– Polyphenols

parts used

Herbs with leaves, flowers and stem ends.

Effects 

It would favor the stimulation of the libido, it would be an aphrodisiac and would increase fertility, promote well-being, antioxidant.

Indications 

Against various sexual problems (lack of desire in men and women), erection problems, infertility in men and women.

Secundary effects

we do not know

contraindications

Pregnancy, lactation, endometriosis, ovarian cancer, breast cancer

Interactions

we do not know

Peruvian maca-based preparations

– Maca capsules (usual dosage: one to two capsules, three times a day, for three months). A softgel, capsule or powder should contain, if possible, between 500 mg and 3.3 g of maca.

– Peruvian maca powder

Where does the Peruvian maca grow?

Maca is a tuber traditionally cultivated as food and for its medicinal properties, since the dawn of time in the Peruvian Andes, between 3500 and 4200 meters of altitude.

Comments

Peruvian maca is more and more “in fashion”, as we see it in advertisements inside pharmacies and in the media, this means that there is demand. This is because it has very interesting properties against sexual problems. However, it is difficult to know if this type of aphrodisiac product works, since there are no reliable clinical studies that prove its effects. We cannot be sure that this plant will actually work against erectile disorders, lack of desire or infertility, but why not try it? There’s nothing to lose!

However, the nutritional composition of the Peruvian maca is very interesting, since it is rich in minerals and vitamins, so this is a very useful and recommended food.

Jeanne Kenney
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