Habitat & Cultivation : Muira puama originates from Brazilian rainforests, specifically prominent in the regions of Rio Negro and Amazonas.
Part Used : Root, bark, wood
Constituents : Muira puama contains esters and plant sterols.
Medicinal Actions & Uses : In Amazonian medicine, Muira puama has a longstanding history as a tonic and aphrodisiac. Valued for its potential assistance with impotence, it is believed to address both the physical and psychological dimensions of the issue. Additionally, Muira puama is applied in the treatment or prevention of baldness. The bark, known for its potent astringency, is utilized as a gargle for relieving sore throats and is consumed in the form of an infusion to address issues such as diarrhea and dysentery.
Related Species : Lirisoma ovata, an alternate Brazilian tree, shares the common name muira puama but possesses distinct chemical constituents.