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MUIRA-PUAMA
Ptychopetalum olacoides cortex

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Loss of libido, digestive disorders, depression, fatigue; to restore a healthy central nervous System ...

Description

Composition :
100% Richeria grandis cortex - 250 mg

Part used :
Inner part of a bark.

Muira-Pauma (Ptychopetalum olacoides) is a shrub or small tree in the Olacaceae family native to the Amazon rainforest. The indigenous name means ‚potency wood‘. The trees typically grow to about 5 meters (15ft) in height. The leaves are short-petioled, up to 1 cm long (3in) and 3/ cm (2in) wide, light green on top and brown on the bottom side. The inflorescences consist of short axillary racemes of 4 to 6 flowers each. The root is tough and fibrous, internally light brown with thin bark and broad wood, has a faint odor.

Besides tannins, sitosterin, light bitterns and many essential oils, the aromatic, inner bark of the tree contains a rare alkaloid called muirapuamine. This complex has a tonic effect on the central nervous (Interesting side note: rather than increase the activity of excitatory neurotransmitters, it decreases the activity of inhibitory transmitters) and digestive systems; it is also said to resolve sexual hang-ups and traumas. In the Amazon basin, the indigenous people use Muira-Puama to treat infertility. In the US it is mainly used to treat rheumatism, nervous disorders and menstrual pain, while in Europe is is mostly used as aphrodisiac and as a remedy for stress (symptoms).

History: In a 1990, study conducted by Jacques Waynsberg at the Institute of Sexology in Paris, 62% of men who took Muira-Puama extract noted a increase in sex drive and 51% of participants reported increased ability to produce a erection.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules three times daily, with plenty of water; optionally also in combination with Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus).

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