Increases energy, stamina and endurance, promote mental clarity, aphrodisiac
MACA / Lepidium meyenii
Maca Part Used: Root
Tissues: Works on all tissue elements of the body
Systems: Digestive, circulatory, nervous, reproductive
Energetics: Cooling, sweet
Actions: Tonic, rejuvenative, stimulant, aphrodisiac Super Food of the Incas Maca is a root vegetable or tuber, related to the potato and wild Mexican yam. Natives of Peru have used Maca as a food and as a medicine before the Incas. One of the chief attributes of Maca, according to the indigenous people of Peru, is its fertility enhancement qualities. Maca is a nutritional powerhouse, especially rich in iodine, zinc, amino acids, vitamin C, complex carbohydrates and essential minerals such as, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It contains vitamins B-1, B-2, B-12, and vitamin E. Traditionally, Maca has been used to increase energy, stamina and endurance in athletes, promote mental clarity, as an aphrodisiac for both men and women. Further reports indicate that Maca may improve male impotency. Maca an “adaptogen”, it restores balance or homeostasis to the body. Unlike many other energy boosting herbs, Maca does not contain harmful stimulants.