Herb of the Day: Maca Root


Maca Root
( Lepidium meyenii)

It is an Anticancer,Infertility, Nutritive, Steroidal, Antifatigue

Maca is a little known herbal remedy and high energy food. It has been used for increasing energy, stamina and endurance in athletes, promoting mental clarity, treating male impotence, infertility, and helping with menstrual irregularities and female hormonal imbalances that includes menopause and fatigue syndrome.It has been helpful to prevent cancer of various tissue including the mammary gland, esophagus, liver, small intestine, colon, and bladder.
Maca has been used as an immunostimulant and the treatment of anemia, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, stomach cancer, sterility and other sexual disorders as well as to improve memory.
Maca root, from a plant in the brassicaceae family, grows in the high Andean region of Peru. Sometimes called Peruvian ginseng, maca root extract is a powerful remedy for sexual dysfunction and infertility in men and women as well as an adaptogen – an herb that may improve energy and help the body deal with stress.Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.

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