MACA – POWDER Lepidium meyenii
Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in this area for at least 3000 years. This vegetable is a relative of the radish and has an odour similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.
In foods, it is eaten baked or roasted, prepared as a soup, and used for making a fermented drink called maca chicha. In agriculture, it is used to increase fertility in livestock.
ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN TIMES
People take maca by mouth for “tired blood” (anemia); chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS); and enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, and memory. People also take maca by mouth for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems,symptoms of menopause, improving fertility, and sexual dysfunction caused byantidepressants, weak bones (osteoporosis), depression, stomach cancer, leukemia,HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, erectile dysfunction (ED), to arouse sexual desire, and to boost the immune system.
MACA HERBAL PROPERTIES AND ACTIONS
Maca is a root vegetable and member of the cruciferous family of plants that includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips and radishes. It grows both wild and cultivated in central Peru in the high elevation region of the Andes mountains. Peruvian people have been cultivating this crop in this harsh cold climate for more than 3000 years and used as a staple food in their diet. It is eaten dried, baked, boiled and mashed, used in soups, and made into a fermented drink called maca chichi.
Suggested Usage: Try adding in smoothies and creative chocolate concoctions, power balls or adding it to coffee, elixirs, water, juice, and nut & seed milk and mixes. Maca can also be added into flour for dessert recipes. Start with 1-2 tsp. and work up to 1-2 TBS daily. Use common sense caution when introducing ANY new food into your diet working your way up to larger amounts..
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Keep in a cool, dry place. I can accommodate custom orders or arrange wholesale pricing.
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