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Lepidium meyenii / Maca Root Powder Organic

Powdered Organic Maca Root.
Lepidium meyenii / Maca Root Powder Organic is available for purchase in increments of 0.25 kilograms (Kg)

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Product Description



Lepidium meyenii, commonly called Maca Root, Peruvian ginseng, maka, mace, maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, ayuk willku, pepperweed, is a herbaceous biennial plant of the Brassicaceae family native to the high Andes of Peru.

Maca is the only member of its genus with a fleshy hypocotyl, which is fused with the taproot to form a rough inverted pear-shaped body. The growth habit, size, and proportions of maca are roughly similar to those of radishes and turnips, to which it is related.

Lepidium meyenii is sometimes called Peruvian ginseng, although it is not in the same family as ginseng but is a member of the mustard family.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Anti-fatigue - Lepidium meyenii is used for the relief of chronic fatigue syndrome. This is due to its stimulating and energy boosting abilities.

Aphrodisiac - The native Peruvians have traditionally used the herb as an herbal remedy for impotence, to enhance fertility, and as an aphrodisiac. Preliminary studies have shown that maca may enhance libido, increase semen volume, increase sperm counts, and enhance sperm motility.

Immunostimulant - Maca has been used traditionally as a natural immunostimulant and to relieve stress.

Nutritive - Maca is 78 percent carbohydrate and is high in calcium and iron (15.4 mg per 100 g). Maca root has been an important food source for the indigenous peoples of the Andes.

Steroidal - Maca is thought to regulate the metabolism and is growing in popularity as a natural way to help the body produce stable energy instead of the temporary energy lift associated with strong stimulants. Athletes find maca root useful as a natural way to enhance energy, stamina, and endurance.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Organic Maca Root Powder
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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