Muira Puama, technically referred to as Ptychopetalum Ovate or at times Ptychopetalum
Olacoides, is also known by common names Marapuama, Potency Wood, Potenzholz, and
It is also popularly known as the Pot, a traditional aphrodisiac used by both men
and women, who finds the herb as an effective boost in prolonging sexual performance
and enhances virility.
It was first heard to have been used by the Rio Negro settlers in Brazil as their
muscular pain reliever, men?s sexual enhancer and hair grower. Amazons were also
said to have use Muira Puama with catuaba to produce other herbal medicines.
Scientifically though, the Brazilian shrubs which traces back its origin from Ptychopetalum
Olacoides Benth and Ptychopetalum Uncinatum Anselmino, is actually a member of the
plant genus known as Olacaceae.
While Muira Puama is generally considered as effective and beneficial, it is only
the plant extract that seemed useful. Extracts are generated through boiling the
entire plant. Once extracted, the plant is rendered for disposal, most probably as
fertilizers after it decomposes.
Muira Puama traces back long era of Brazil?s use of it as an aphrodisiac and nerve
Likewise, it was used as an essential ingredient of numerous herbal remedial medicines
treating a long list of ailments which includes sexual potency and guess what - baldness.
However, there haven?t been any documented scientific proofs on its efficiency, although
people that have made use of it don?t need ?documented exhibits? for as long as it
works for them.
Muira Puama is also acknowledged as treatment for dyspepsia, menstrual disorders,
arthritis, rheumatism, tonic, appetizer, pain reliever, paralysis (caused by poliomyelitis)
cure and to top it all - baldness.
It is also deemed as helpful in addressing stress, hypertension, genital weakness
and impotence (which actually categorizes Muira Puama as the ancient Viagra). Moreover,
what Muira Puama actually does is to promote prolonged sexual activity among couples.
It is also used as a maintaining herbal heath medicine, designed to keep us away
from ailments. It also keeps both men and women from losing their hair as its herbal
extracts promote hair growth and re-growth at that.