Muira Puama Bark (Ptychopetalum alacoides)
Muira Puama is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac by men and women. Muira Puama boosts and prolongs performance and enhances virility. Muira Puama may also help with stress management, nervous system stimulation, genital weakness, impotence, and overall health.
Muira puama, also called "potency wood," is a small tree up to 15 feet in height native to the Brazilian Amazon. The native peoples of the Amazon who use muira puama combine it with catuab?, allowing the mixture to stand in warm water overnight to make an amber medicinal infusion.
French researchers concluded that muira puama can be effective in improving libido and treating erectile dysfunction.
Muira puama spelled in many different ways, including mara puama, marapuama, and marapama.
Common Names: Muira puama, potency wood, marapuama, marapama, muiratã, muiratam, pau-homen, potenzholz