Maca is a cruciferous vegetable native to Peru and looks similar to a parsnip or radish. This Peruvian plant has various health benefits such as boosting libido, increasing energy, and improving mood. It also helps manage menopause symptoms and blood pressure.
The Incan warriors were reported to use maca before heading into battle to boost their strength and stamina. Today, it is widely used by athletes to improve physical performance. This is due to its rich antioxidants and nutrients including vitamin C, copper and iron.
In women, it balances oestrogen levels which regulates menstrual cycles and balances PMS. It may also relieve night sweats, hot flashes and even increase bone density. In males, it improves fertility and boosts libido.
It also shows promising outcomes in effectively combating chronic conditions.
Sweet, warming, moist
Adaptogen, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, immune tonic, nutritive, rejuvenative
Erectile Dysfunction, infertility, irregular menses, low sperm count, menopause symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings), chronic fatigue, memory loss, rheumatism, osteoporosis