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MACA
Lepidium meyenii

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PROPERTIES/ACTIONS:
Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Immuno-stimulant, Antifatigue

COMMON NAMES:
Maca

PHYTOCHEMICALS Include:
Amino Acids, Beta-ecdysone, Carbohydrates, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Stigmasterol, Sitosterol, Zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, and E

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Maca is a root vegetable related to the potato family. The Peruvians have used it as a food for centuries, both for its nutritional value and its medicinal properties. This herb contains significant amounts of amino acids, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, some B vitamins and steroid glycosides.

Maca has been used to increase energy, stamina and endurance. It has also been used in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and to promote mental clarity.

The native Peruvians have valued Maca as an aphrodisiac, for impotence, and for menstrual irregularities and female hormonal imbalances.

HERBAL DEFINITION:
Nervine:
The nervines are a group of herbs which nourish and calm the nerves, brain and spinal cord, allaying nervous tension.

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