Maca

MacaLepidium meyenii

Part used: Root

Energetics: Sweet, warming, moist

Actions: Adaptogen, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, immune tonic, nutritive, rejuvenative

Indications: Erectile Dysfunction, infertility, irregular menses, low sperm count, menopause symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings), chronic fatigue, memory loss, rheumatism, osteoporosis

This type of cruciferous vegetable is native to the Andes of Peru and contains a wealth of nutritional and medicinal benefits traced back over 3,000 years. This treasured plant was said to be consumed by the Incan warriors before heading into battle to boost their strength and stamina. It is rich in antioxidants [1]  and nutrients, such as vitamin C, copper and iron.

Maca can be used to treat an array of ailments from fatigue and anaemia to stress and sexual health. It benefits brain function, mood, memory and focus, and supports the body’s ability to handle physical and mental stress. [2]

Maca positively impacts energy and stamina, and is widely used by athletes to improve physical performance. In women it balances oestrogen levels thereby regulating menstrual cycle, balancing PMS, relieving night sweats, hot flashes and even increases bone density. [3, 4] In males maca improves fertility and boosts libido. It also shows promising outcomes in effectively combating chronic conditions.

Maca is used in our Spark Dust and Sex Dust.