The Maca plant grows in central Peru, in the high mountains of the Andes hills. It has been harvested as a crop in Peru and has a smell similar to butterscotch. Its root is mainly used for medication. Maca, also known as Lepidium meyenii, is a simple, resistant plant that belongs to the family Cruciferae, and has reddish colored roots like radish. Maca root, when dried and saved, can last for more than seven years. Maca powder is also known as “Peruvian ginseng” (despite the fact that it is not a member of the ginseng family), because it is used as a solution to improve stamina, power, and sex-related problems. It is typically taken as a tablet or fluid drawn out of Maca powder.
Maca powder is used for anemia, serious exhaustion problem (CFS), enhancing power, stamina, fitness performance, memory, and sterility. Females use Maca for hormone discrepancy and menstrual problems as well as menopausal symptoms. Maca is also used for weaker bones (osteoporosis), depressive disorders, stomach cancer, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, T.B., male impotence (E.D.), to stimulate sexual interest, and to improve the defense mechanisms. In farming, it is used to improve sterility in animals.
The Maca root contains many substances, such as body fat and amino acids. Maca powder is fruitful in enhancing sexual interest in men. Maca is possibly safe when taken in larger quantities as medication (up to 3 grams daily) for up to three weeks. Maca is helpful in overcoming stress and sleep related disorders.
There are different types of Maca, such as yellow-colored, dark, and red Maca. Among the different varieties of Maca, Black Maca appears to have very good impact on sperm cell sterility, followed by yellow-colored Maca, which has average outcomes. No side effects and reactions have been observed in short-term or long-term use of Maca.