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Herb of the Week: Muira Puama

Posted Dec 04 2009 4:35am
Muira PuamaMuira Puama is a shrub originally from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. This flowering plant has been traditionally used to support a healthy reproductive system.

Muira Puama is the indigenous name for “potency wood” and its herbal supplements are considered a potent natural sex enhancer. The root and bark are used for a variety of ailments by indigenous peoples in the Rio Negro area of South America.

Muira Puama supplements have become popular as herbal treatments for sexual dysfunction, improving psychological and physical aspects of libido and sexual function.

The roots of this Amazonian tree were the subject of a study conducted by the UCLA School of Medicine. The study showed a significant improvement in both erectile function and sexual desire. Primary chemical constituents of Muira Puama include alkaloids, esters, plant sterols, free fatty acids and phytosterols and multiple studies have shown it works on enhancing both psychological and physical aspects of sexual function.

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 “the Viagra of the Amazon”.

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.

But this potent herb is much more than just a natural aphrodisiac. Muira Puama can be also been used for stress management, gastrointestinal disorders, and nervous system stimulation and for treating cases of mild exhaustion.

Herb Pharm Muira Puama Extract - 1 oz.

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