sweet violet flower large Maca

Maca root| Lepidiium meyenii/peruvianum

general characteristics

general characteristics

Common names include maca, maca root,

Organic maca root powder is available to buy in our herbal shop.

 


harvesting and preparation

harvesting and preparation

Maca is a root
 
 
 Organic maca root powder is available to buy in our herbal shop.


therapeutic actions and uses

therapeutic actions and uses

Maca Root: This nutrition-packed root vegetable, also known as “peruvian ginseng,” is reputed to increase energy and physical stamina while nourishing the endocrine glands and alleviating menopausal symptoms.  It is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and has been used as a traditional source of both food and medicine by indigenous people since the time of the Incas. Maca is a powerful adaptogen (an agent that assists the body to find balance) that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms and is now being prescribed by some health practitioners as a safe alternative to synthetic HRT.

According to Fleetwood, “Maca’s reputation as a powerful enhancer of strength, stamina, and libido-fertility goes back more than 500 years, and today it is gaining worldwide attention. From a nutritional standpoint, maca is rich in natural sugar, proteins, starches, and important minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous.”

Because Maca root powder is such a powerful herb, some herbalists recommend that you start at a low dosage, building up the dosage gradually over a period of months, and take one day per week off from it to allow the body to adjust.

 

dosage and cautions

dosage and cautions

* Start very slowly and build up over several weeks to the full dose as maca can be very stimulating.

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