Maca is a Peruvian herb (also regarded as a root vegetable) which has been traditionally used for the following purposes : -
• Combatting fatigue and increasing stamina and stamina
• Increase libido in both men and women
• Increasing fertilility in both men and women
• Improving mood
• Releiving symptoms of menopause
• Supporting the adrenal glands
• General balannce of the hormonal system
In traditional Andean culture, Maca has been used to combat fatigue and improve stamina, as well as for improving male AND female sexual health, fertility and treating hormonal disorders. Maca can also greatly improve mood and combat fatigue in both men and women - hence its nickname of ‘Peruvian ginseng’ is not undeserved.
According to tradition, the ancient Inca gave Maca to their warriors before going into battle in order to increase their strength and energy.
Many of Maca’s many benefits must be attributable to the plants extremely high nutritional content – if any food could be considered a ‘super food’ it is Maca. Proteins make up around 11% of dry Maca root. Calcium makes up 10% of Maca’s mineral count - which also includes potassium, magnesium, iron, silica, and traces of iodine. Vitamins found in Maca comprise thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C. Maca is also a source of two alkaloids (Lepidiline A and B), plant sterols (ß-sitosterol, campesterol and stigmasterol) and some other important actives.
The highest cultivated vegetable crop on the planet, Maca is a root vegetable that is grown at altitudes of over 10,000 feet above sea level in the harsh terrain of the upper Peruvian Andes.
Maca Powder has quite a pleasant flavour. We've been adding it to porridge, hot chocolate and yoghurts, and found it rather nice. It can also be taken in water or juices.
1-2 teaspoons per day.