Muira Puama is known as the "Viagra of the Amazon." It is a very popular herb in South America, and increasingly so in America and Europe. It is the root of the Muira Puama plant that is used. Muira Puama has been shown to assist in a significant improvement in both erectile function and sexual desire. The Amazon natives have known this for centuries, as this herb has been widely used as an aphrodisiac by both men and women, and is commonly known as "potent wood". Like many of the powders we sell, it is actually an adaptogen, that is, it restores homeostasis in the body, and helps us recover our natural vitality.
The short term effects of Muira Puama include increasing blood flow to the pelvic area, aiding erections in men as well as sensation and orgasm in women. Longer term use enhances the production of sex hormones in both sexes. Whilst it has no noted side effects, as with many sexual stimulants, it can slightly raise blood pressure.
It has been used to tonify the nervous system and to treat cases of mild exhaustion. It can also help with gastrointestinal and reproductive disorders, while its anti-rheumatic properties have been used for treating stress and trauma.
We find muira puama to be physically energising and grounding, a great one to use when you're doing manual work. As it is a neuromuscular tonic, it strengthens the whole body, and is helpful for people who have been weakened physically by long term illness. It is also reputed to be an effective anti-depressant. And if you're looking for just one aphrodisiac, out of all of our magical range, yes, this is probably the one!