Information on Muira Puama

Latin NamePtychopetalum olacoides; P. uncinatum
Part UsedRoot
Herb FormsTincture, bulk herb for tea.
AffectsEndocrine system, Reproductive system
CautionsThis is generally considered a safe herb, but there is no significant information published on its safety.
Botanical InfoThe young stem and roots of plants from the Olacaceae family, native to the Amazon region.
DescriptionMuira puama is a Brazilian herb used for impotence and as an aphrodisiac to increase sexual energy. Avoid long-term use (over 4 weeks), as there is very little information about its safety available.

Muira Puama has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.


Decoction1/2 to 1 cup 2 x daily
Tincture1-4 droppersful

Ailments Treated by Muira Puama

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Impotenceaphrodisiactincture, capsule
Lack of sexual energyaphrodisiactincture, tea, capsule


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