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. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.
People take maca by mouth for "tired blood" (anemia), improving fertility, sexual dysfunction, and other conditions.
How does it work?
- Maca root contains many chemicals, including fatty acids and amino acids.
- May be helpful in alleviating symptoms as follows:
- Menopausal symptoms: hot flushes, vaginal dryness, tender breasts, sleeplessness, emotional upsets, brain fog
- Menstrual problems: Pain, PMS, flooding and/or scant flow
- Osteoporosis: significant bone rebuilding, improvement in bone density.
- Energy booster: Balances the endocrine system - thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sports men and women: restorative, energy, strength and stamina