Catuaba is the most famous aphrodisiac plant in Brazil and has a long history of use and is specifically used to enhance the erection. This aphrodisiac quality was first discovered by the Tupi Indians in Brazil and they have been singing its praises ever since. This herb has been exported to the U.S.A. and Canada, where herbalists include it in their treatments for a variety of ailments.
Catuaba bark has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-viral, vasodilator, vasorelaxant, tonic, and central nervous system stimulant properties as well. Today, herbalists the world over considers Catuaba a highly effective aphrodisiac and central nervous system stimulant. The bark is used for sexual impotency, agitation, nervousness, exhaustion, and neurasthenia. Catuaba also helps sharpen the memory and strengthens the libido. It can also help nervous conditions such as insomnia, hypochondria, and pains related to the central nervous system.