Maca Root (Lepidum meyenii) Herbal Tea (1lb/454g) BULK - Swedish Bitters Herb Company Private Stock
Latin (botanical) name: Lepidum meyenii
Common names: Andean Ginseng, Peru Ginseng, Vegetal Viagra
Plant Description: Maca Root is a vegetable root or tuber, distantly related to the Mexican Wild Yam. The plant grows close to earth and produces a tuber approximately the size of an egg. The Maca root grows wild in the Peruvian Andes just below the glacial icecap. It only grows in areas of extreme weather conditions such as freezing, high winds, and intensive sunlight. The rich soil located at these high plateaus of Peru where it is very cold and oxygen poor may account for the high levels of trace minerals found in Maca Root. No other food plant exists in the world that will grow at so high an altitude and survive.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner.
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.