Potency Wood (Muira Puama)
The Latin name of Marapama, Potency Wood, and Muira Puama is Ptychopetalum olacoides. This herb is native to the Amazon Forest in Brazil and Guyana. In ancient times, the native people used this herb to treat sexual dysfunction in men, muscle weakness, and fatigue. It was also found useful for treating baldness.
The herb is recognized for its two major properties, i.e. nervine and aphrodisiac. Hence, the herb is known to primarily help with acquiring an erection as well as enhance sexual drive and sensation of sexual pleasure. Muira Puama has found a place in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a treatment for impotence. It’s popular because it restores sexual drive as well as helps physiologically.
The herb is also used as a preventive for baldness. Tea made with this herb is known to treat rheumatism, promote the health of the digestive tract and protect and strengthen the heart.
Muira Puama is known to be safe to use. However, if when the erection that resulted after taking this herb lasts for more than 4 hours and it's painful, immediate medical attention is required.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!