Maca Root - 60-70g Powder
Maca Root, often referred to as Peruvian ginseng is a nutritionally rich superfood and highly medicinal plant.
- Endocrine support
- Menopause support
- Protection against osteoporosis
- Mineral and vitamin rich
Maca grows at a high altitude of 7,000 to 11,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of Peru, making this little medicinal root the highest altitude growing vegetable in the world.
Maca root has been traditionally used by native Indians in Peru as a vital ingredient for a healthy life. Records date Maca's use back to around 3800 B.C., when Peruvian Indians cultivated and ate it for both its nutritional and medicinal value. Centuries later in 1549 A.D., the Spanish explorer Captain de Soto received Maca from the Indians as a gift in return for his help in improving methods of animal husbandry in the Peruvian Castille region.
Maca was so prized that many would often trade the root in exchange for goods and some Incan legends even state that Maca was consumed by warriors before going into battle to increase their strength and endurance, this root gave them the power they needed to conquer their foes, thus growing the largest empire on earth at the time.
Maca has historically been used to treat stress, increase energy and endurance, assist with depression, relieve symptoms of menopause, protect bones against osteoporosis and invigorate libido and sexual drive. This root is also very nutritious, and is a great source of several important vitamins and minerals.
Maca root is an excellent source of protein, fibre and several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, copper and iron. It also contains over 20 amino acids — including all eight essential amino acids — and plenty of health- promoting phytonutrients. It holds many beneficial plant compounds, including glucosinolates and polyphenols.
It has been seen to boost levels of antioxidants like glutathione and superoxide dismutase in the body. Antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals, fighting off chronic disease and preventing damage to cells.
But perhaps Maca roots most notable and discussed benefits lie in its ability to harmonize the endocrine system. This has an almost immediate improvement in female sexual health, libido, fertility, hormonal imbalances and menopausal relief.
1-3 tsp per day
Morning for energising, mood boosting qualities
Small amounts in evening to cool body and calm mind
Powder: Lepidium meyenii