Ptychopetalum olacoides -Muira Puama-
€ 3,00 – € 20,00
- Botanically accurate
- Harvest from Farms
- Organic cultivation
- Without pesticides
Latin name: Ptychopetalum olacoides
Also Known as: Muira Puama, Marapuama, potency wood
Ptychopetalum olacoides – Muira Puama
Ptychopetalum olacoides is a traditionally used aphrodisiac and nerve tonic in the Brazil region. And it appears to be quite effective as a cognitive enhancer.
The herbs Ptychopetalum olacoides or uncinatum are used for a medicince colloquiolly known as Muira Puama or Marapuama (commonly known as Potency Wood) which grows in regions surrounding Brazil and is said to enhance sexual function, especially in older men. It has usage as both a vitality and sexuality enhancer as well as a nerve tonic, treating chronic degenerative nervous ailments by the Amazonian people. There is some confusion as to whether ‘nervous ailments’ refers to the nerves themselves, or to something referred to by the locals as nervous weakness consisting of lassitude, a general lack of desire or motivation, tremors and sexual impotence.
The tree itself is medium-sized (4-5m) and both the roots and bark are sometimes used medicinally.