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This rainforest botanical is traditionally used in South America for its ability to increase sexual desire, libido and performance.* Much of the more recent research however has been on it's possibility to affect Alzheimer's and other actions on the brain.* For more information about muira puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides), please refer to the Database File for Muira puama in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of muira puama, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for erectile dysfunction and impotency; as a male aphrodisiac and libido promoter; as a tonic (tones, balances, strengthens) for males; for hair loss and balding; central nervous system tonic (tones, balances, strengthens) and antidepressantSuggested Use: The active chemicals in this plant are not very water soluble. It is best prepared as an alcohol tincture. Combine 1 part bark powder with 4 parts 90 proof alcohol (everclear or vodka). Allow to macerate for 2 weeks while agitating solution daily. Strain into a clean bottle and seal. It is traditionally taken in dosages of 2-3 ml (60 to 90 drops) 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal tinctures, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.