Lepidium meyenii
Uses: Medicinal
(Peruvian ginseng) Traditional food of the Peruvian Andes related to radish and turnip. The ground-hugging plant develops fleshy roots that are eaten as a vegetable or are dried and ground to a powder for medicinal use. Properly dried and stored, the root powder will retain its potency for years. Maca has a reputation similar to ginseng (though not related botanically) for increasing memory, energy and stamina, and is popularly considered an aphrodisiac for both sexes. A dietary staple for indigenous peoples in the Andes since pre-Incan times, it was commonly traded for other commodities. The Inca consumed it prior to going into war to increase their strength. The chemical p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate in maca is thought to be responsible for its aphrodisiac quality, however clinical tests have not yet identified the exact mechanism by which it produces this effect.
H3810 Bulk dried roots powder $9.00/100g, $56.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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