Scientific Name
Lepidium meyenii

Production Areas
Santa Cruz, Bolivia


Powder, Pallet, Bulb (Yellow, Purple, and Black), Sliced, and Liquid

Maca Nutritional Info

Maca is a root that grows in the high plateaus of the Andes and has beneficial properties for sexuality. Maca has been cultivated for over 3000 years and is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac. This root belongs to the radish family and has a butter-like odor. Maca can be consumed roasted or boiled, cooked in soups and as a drink, which is called Maca Chicha. In agriculture, it is used to increase fertility in cattle.

Protein and vitamin B12, B1, B2, C, and E. calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, and amino acids.

Preliminary Health Research
Maca helps the general welfare in several ways: provides iron and restores the red cells which prevent anemia and cardiovascular disease. Maca helps to maintain healthy bones and teeth, and also helps wounds heal faster. When used in conjunction with regular exercise, you will notice increased muscle mass. Maca is not recommended for those with liver problems, serious illness in the reproductive organs, or high blood pressure.

It is considered effective to enhance sexual desire in men.

There is not enough evidence to ensure its action, although it has also been used to treat the following conditions: anemia, leukemia, chronic fatigue syndrome. Increased energy and physical performance, memory performance, depression, male hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, infertility, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, stomach cancer, tuberculosis, sexual problems, strengthening the immune system.

It works as a stimulant for the blood, strengthens red blood cells which oxygenate body tissues and leukocytes (white blood cells) , important to strengthen the immune system.

It also serves as an aphrodisiac, hormonal replacement, effective for the prevention and control of osteoporosis and powerful fertilizer, among other remedies.

In agriculture, it is used to increase fertility in cattle.