Maca (or Lepidium meyenii) is an edible herbaceous biennial plants root, which was first discovered in the late 1980's at the foothills of the Andes mountains of Peru. Today, maca is commonly available in powder form or as a dietary supplement.
A maca powder, like Tree of Life Organic Maca Powder 125g or Green Origins Organic Raw Maca Powder 90g, can be used in your home-baked recipes, Hot Beverages, smoothies, or sprinkled over your morning breakfast with yoghurt.
Maca is often referred to as an excellent “Vitality Tonic” as it is full of Vitamins and Minerals, which are believed to work in conjunction with the endocrine system by energising the Body to make hormones in the blood stream. And while there is very little scientific evidence to support this claim, it is also said that maca can be used as an alternative aid for sexual desire and reproductive activities.
Yes! Some research even goes as far as to suggest that Maca could help to alleviate hot flushes and disrupted Sleep patterns in menopausal women.