Botanical name: (Ptychopetalum)
Also Known As: Potency wood or viagra of the Amazon
Muira Puama is a tree native to the Amazonian rain forests and has been utilized by the indigenous Brazilians for centuries as a powerful aphrodisiac and sexual stimulant. It is a useful remedy for low libido, and also for menstruation related cramps. The bark of the tree has also been known to be helpful with nervous exhaustion and depression, and indigenous South Americans consider it a tonic for the nervous system.
Muira puama bark is also thought to soothe indigestion and other symptoms of gastro—intestinal disorders, though it has a slightly stimulating effect on some individuals. The short term effects of Muira Puama include increasing blood flow to the pelvic area, aiding erections in men as well as sensation and orgasm in women. Longer term use enhances the production of sex hormones in both sexes. It has no noted side effects though, as with many sexual stimulants, it can slightly raise blood pressure.
To make a tea, add one tablespoon of muira puama bark for every cup of water to a pot and boil for 15 minutes. Let the decoction cool slightly before straining and drinking.
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