Maca Root is an apparently famous name in the herbal industry. Native to Peru, Maca Root has been used as a supplement for libido enhancement. Let’s know more about this herb.
Popularly known as Peruvian Ginseng, Maca Root is an aphrodisiac herb. It was used traditionally used to enhance fertility & sex drive and was also claimed to improve energy & stamina.
Maca Root Uses
Maca Root has been traditionally used to treat sexual dysfunction, male infertility and loss of sexual desire. Other conditions which are treated using this powerful aphrodisiac are:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Postmenopausal and menstrual problems
- Erectile dysfunction
In What Form Is Maca Root Sold?
Maca Root is sold over the counter in the forms of powder, liquid, pills and capsules. It is also consumed in the form of a soup called maca china. Its roots are also consumed in a baked or roasted form.
Dosage and Usage Information:
The usual dosage for Maca Root is 1000-2000 mg daily. For average men, it took 3000 mg to boost sexual desire. This dosage is to be continued for 3 months and must be stopped for a couple of weeks.
Benefits of Maca Root:
There are many benefits of using Maca Root and some of these are scientifically proven. Even though some of these benefits aren’t exactly ‘proven’, they’ve been used since ages. Given below are those:
- It has been a proven medicine for fatigue.
- It helps keep glucose levels under check.
- It helps during osteoporosis.
- It helps to improve erectile functions.
- It improves libido and sexual endurance.
- It balances hormonal levels.
- It has also been claimed for improving memory.
- Some instances of athletic performance increase have also been observed.
Side Effects Of Using Maca Root:
As with any natural products, there is a chance of allergy. Maca Root might not be tolerable by all men and women.
Once finding out the intolerance, one must not consume Maca Root in any form.
Maca Root can also cause a buildup of blood pressure, hence it must be used with caution by people with conditions related to the heart.
Maca Root hasn’t been observed to react to any bodily processes or drugs. Although, some people have been observed to have a slight increase in their blood pressure.
Some warnings to be strictly followed:
Maca Root must NOT be consumed by pregnant/lactating women.
Maca Root must NOT be consumed by women with hormone-sensitive conditions. Conditions like breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis and/or uterine fibroids can become worse with its intake.
Maca Root might prove to be very beneficial to many people. The essential nutrients like ascorbic acid, iron, copper, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, fructose, vitamin B1 and B2 prove to be very valuable in giving you the health benefits mentioned above.
Although it is highly recommended to consult an expert before using it in any form or as a supplement.