Botanical Source: Lepidium meyenii Walp, Lepidium peruvianum Chacon.
Plant Part Used: Root
Specification: 10:1 20:1
Appearance: Fine Yellowish Grey Powder
Solubility: Soluble in water and ethanol
Active Ingredient: Macamide, Macaenes
Some of the therapeutic properties of maca root extract apart from sex enhancer are : it is a good anti-oxidant, stamina inducer, hormone balancer, fungistat, bacteriostat, anti-carcinogen and anabolic steroid alternate, Ovarian function.
Effect on memory: Aqueous Extract of Black Maca (Lepidium meyenii) on Memory Impairment Induced by Ovariectomy in Mice.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008. Research Center for Pharmacology & Toxicology, Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing. China.
The present study aims to test two different doses of aqueous extract of black maca on learning and memory in ovariectomized mice. Black maca improved experimental memory impairment induced by ovariectomy, due in part, by its antioxidant and achetylcholine inhibitory activities.
Interaction with other herbs used for sexuality improvement: Maca, in low dosages, can be combined with other herbs used for libido improvement including eurycoma, epimedium herb, tribulus, mucuna pruriens, and others.