We want to be the ideal person we want. It’s human nature. Some would want the perfect body. Others wants to have a higher stamina for work and bed. Most wants high fertility rate.
Those are reasons why the fabled myth of “Fountain of Youth” exists. All of us wanted the best that we can have in our body, and is the reason why so many “herbal” medicine exists, without the heed of terrible side effects.
But our ancient ancestors did discover a real herbal medicine that can give us all we want – sans the side effects. They discovered the wonderful benefits of maca root, which ranges from enhancing energy and stamina, to memory and fertility; from curing anemia, to chronic fatigue. Women love using them since it aids in menstrual problems and hormone growth. Men do loves them since it’s more potent than any medicine that aids erectile dysfunction and sexual enhancement.
History and What Does Maca Root Do?
But first, what is maca? Grown in its native homeland of cold and high platues of the Andes Mountain, maca root is a radish like root that has been cultivated and used by the ancient Mayans, Incas and Aztecs for the last 3000 years. They’ve used them as medicine and as a part of their ancient rites of fertility and health.
How Does it Work?
Studies show that maca root has high nutritional content, similar to our ordinary rice and wheat: 75% carbohydrates, 10 protein, 8.5 fiber, 2.2 fats, calcium, and potassium. It also contains the essential elements of iron, iodine, copper, manganese, and zinc as well as fatty acids including linolenic acid (a fatty acid, primary component of omega 3 and 6 acids), palmitic acid, and oleic acids, and 19 amino acids – the basic building blocks of perfect life.
What is Maca Root Good For?
Maca root benefits in humans
With such rich vitamins and minerals existing in a single root, the health benefits of maca is so extensive that till now, scientists are still amazed by the basic life properties of a maca root. Taken in either root form or powder form, maca root benefits in many ways: from aiding in fertility issues to better health through vitamin supplement, curing anemia and boosting bone structure, curing erectile dysfunction to arousal of sexual desire.
Maca root can also be consumed either baked or roasted. Peruvians used them as an ingredients for their soup. And it is now being produced as a fermented drink: maca chicha.
It also aids in most common illness in our generation: maca root for hormone balance in men and women, menstrual problems, stomach cancer, depression, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and boosting ones immune system.
Maca Benefits in Agriculture
As a fertility aid in humans, in agriculture, it is also used to increase fertility in livestock. Some instances used these in powdered form as fertilizer in soil reserved for high altitude crops. Such extensive benefits of maca is the reason why the Incas, the Mayans, and the Aztecs civilization have flourished for centuries without European interference in antiquity.
Maca Root as Food Supplements
And with technologies coupled with advance scientific studies, maca root can now be found in a wide range of maca herbal supplements, either thru pills or capsules and maca root-flavored coffee, aside from the usual root/herb and powder products.