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MUIRA PUAMA
Ptychopetalum olacoides

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PROPERTIES/ACTIONS:
Aphrodisiac, Tonic, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-stress, Nervine, Neurasthenic

COMMON NAMES:
Muira Puama, Marapuama, Marapama, Potency Wood

PHYTOCHEMICALS Include:
Alkaloids, Arachidic-acid, Behenic-acid, Beta-sitosterol, Campesterol, EO, Lignoceric-acid, Lupeol, Pentacosanoic-acid, Phlobaphene, Trichosanic-acid

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Brazilians have long valued Muira Puama as an aphrodisiac and a tonic for the nervous system. Clinical studies are indicating that it is a safe and effective treatment for loss of libido and sexual dysfunction.

Muira Puama fortifies and stimulates the nervous system. It is soothing and helpful for nervous exhaustion, stress, trauma and helps alleviate symptoms associated with depression. Marapuama is used frequently for menstrual cramps, premenstral syndrome and frigidity. It may also be helpful for gastrointestinal disorders.

It is thought to be useful in the prevention of certain types of baldness.

HERBAL DEFINITION:
Anti-emetic:
An herb which is used to stop vomiting.

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