Category Archives: Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

Is Maca (Lepidium meyenii) A Useful Prostate Therapy?

Lepidium meyenii (Maca) is a traditional medicine used in parts of South America where it grows at high altitude. The plant is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage and broccoli. Evidence suggests that the plant may have a number of … Continue reading

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Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Pharmacology Part 4

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) may be an anti-stress compound. Evidence from studies suggests that maca may reduce the negative effects of stress including reductions in stress compounds such as corticosterone in animals and cortisol in humans. By reducing stress hormones, maca … Continue reading

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Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Pharmacology Part 3

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a herb with significant medicinal properties. These properties stem from the phytochemicals contained within the plant tissues. Some of the phytochemicals contained within maca belong to the alkaloid subgroup of chemicals. The main alkaloids identified in … Continue reading

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Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Pharmacology Part 1

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a Brassica family of vegetables that may have significant physiological effects in humans and animals. In particular, maca may be able to cause improvements in physical exercise tolerance and may have beneficial effects on reproductive biology. … Continue reading

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Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Pharmacology Part 1

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a Brassica family of vegetables that may have significant physiological effects in humans and animals. In particular, maca may be able to cause improvements in physical exercise tolerance and may have beneficial effects on reproductive biology. … Continue reading

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Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Anxiolytic Herb

Lepidium meyenii is commonly called maca. The plant grows at high altitude in parts of South America, particularly the Junin plateau. Evidence supports a role for maca as an effective treatment for sexual dysfunction in men, and evidence also suggests … Continue reading

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Neuroprotective Effects of Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant that grows at high altitude in parts of South America. The plant is used in traditional medicine for its effects of physical performance. Evidence suggests that maca may have beneficial effects on the central … Continue reading

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Lepidium meyenii (Maca): Antioxidants

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a cruciferous vegetable that grows in high altitude regions of South America. Evidence suggests that consuming maca can significantly improve hormonal health through delivery of phytochemicals that may have adaptogenic properties. One mechanism by which maca … Continue reading

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Lepidium meyenii (Maca)

Lepidium meyenii is more commonly called Maca. Maca has been used in traditional medicine in South America, where it grows, for musch of recorded history, and the colonisers of the area (Spanish) also used the plant medicinally. Maca is concentrated … Continue reading

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Maca: Exercise Enhancer

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is marketed as a sport supplement for athletes due to the claim that it can improve exercise performance. Animal studies do show that maca can increase time to exhaustion but the effects it has on humans is … Continue reading

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