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Muira Puama: root dry extract D/E:4/1 (5.75 mg.)

According to the tradition are adoperate all parts of the vegetable even if, usually, it favors the use of the cortex and root.

Chemicals and research

The first studies on Muira Puama have been made since 1920. From early research proved that the bark and root of the plant were rich in fatty acids, essential oils such as beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene, vegetable sterols, triterpenes such as Lupeol and a new substance that scientists called muirapuamina.

The search started again as from 1960 and lasted until the end of the ’80s. In these studies emerged new substances like sesquiterpenes, the monoterpenes and long chain alkaloids.

The Muira Puama components

The Muira Puama is composed of resinous essences, alkaloids, among which an alkaloid the muirapuamina that, as the yohimbine possesses an activity alpha-blocking and vasodilator such as to motivate the aphrodisiac use.

Other substances contained in muira puama are resinous substances, the mixture of esters, lupeol, behenic acid and B-sitosterol, traces of essential oil, fatty acids, bitter substances, alpha resinic acid, arachidic acid, behenic acid, beta rsinico, beta-sitosterol, campesterol, cerotico acid, coumarin, dotriacontanoico acid, EO, eptacosanoico acid, lignocerico acid, lupeol, melissic acid, acid montanic, nonacosanoico acid, acid pentacosanoico, flobafene, tricosanico acid, acid uncosanico.

Muira Puama activities

The muira puama determines energizing activities, aphrodisiac, anti-rheumatic and anti-stress. It stimulates the central nervous system, neurasthenic.

The muira puama is indicated as a tonic and is used in many psychological and physical forms of sexual impotence both male and female; it is a nerve tonic with aphrodisiac qualities, due mainly to the presence of muirapuiamina, an alkaloid similar to yohimbine, which is provided with remarkable features stimulants at sexual level.

Is also useful as a stimulant and digestive, neurotonic, antirheumatic and antineuralgic is also effective in gastrointestinal and circulatory asthenia. The assumption of Muira puama may be helpful in cases of loss of appetite and dyspepsia. For neurotonic properties, as well as in cases of impotence is helpful in mild forms of depression and exhaustion.

If further tests will confirm this, the muira puama can be taken as an effective alternative herbal against impotence and free of side effects that are found, at the the contrary,in Yohimbe (Yohimbe Pausinystalia) whose active ingredient called yohimbine hidrocloride, has unfortunately dangerous side effects such as increased blood pressure, tachycardia, headache, agitation, flushing, etc. which severely limits prescription.

The use of Muira Puama is not associated with undesirable side effects then the Muira Puama can be used for erectile dysfunction and also to be used in synergy with other active ingredients, making them more the efficacy as in Manplus Power.

Muira Puama: root dry extract D/E:4/1 (5.75 mg.)

Muira Puama: technical data sheet
  • Main system of preparation: tincture
  • Main activities: aphrodisiac, tonic (tones, balances, revitalizes all body activities), neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain), antidepressants central nervous system. Tonic (tones, balances and strengthens the central nervous system)
  • Main uses:
    • For erectile dysfunction and lack of virility
    • As an aphrodisiac male libido
    • Men sustainer as a tonic (tones, balances, strengthens)
    • For hair loss and baldness
    • As the central nervous system tonic (tones, balances, strengthens) and antidepressant.
  • Characteristics and activities demonstrated by Research: adaptogen, analgesic (antineuralgic), anti fatigue, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcer, aphrodisiac, stimulant of the central nervous system (strengthens, balances, revitalizes), hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), increases the memory, nervine (balances / relaxes the nerves), neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain), neuro-protective (protects brain nucleus)
  • Other qualities and actions corroborated by using popular: antidepressant, antirheumatic, anti-stress, astringent, cardiotonic (strengthens, balances, strengthens the heart muscle), digestive, gastrotonico (tones, balances, strengthens the gastric tract), ipocolesterolemico (reduces cholesterol), stimulant, tonic (tones, balances , invigorates all the body work)
  • Contraindications: none documented
  • Interactions with drugs: none documented.
Pharmacological activity

The muira puama or Acanthea is a plant from the Amazon phytotherapeutic tradition known to be an aphrodisiac of uncommon power. Its use has become important in our own herbal medicine for its aphrodisiac and stimulant specification and physical performance, particularly in connection to the sexual services.

The bark and roots of the Muira Puama include a set of resinous substances in nature for toning the nervous system. Has been identified, in particular, an alkaloid with a shape similar to that of yohimbine and named muirapuamina, with vasodilator specific behavior and which gives the strong aphrodisiac action of the plant.

The first scientific disclosures about muira puama date from the '20s and drawn attention to the results benefit the nervous system and impotence. Though not yet well established the mechanism of action of each active ingredient contained in the bark and root of muira puama, is thought that the best known results are due to the possibility of acting as a tonic to the nervous, muscular and circulatory systems.

The muira puama would work systems “catecholaminergic” and central nervous system and its active principles would act as precursors of brain neurotransmitters. They have already conducted clinical trials during which it was found that increases state erectile in general, sexual activity, vigor and desire in both men and women.

The phytotherapic use is therefore useful in case of impotence, decreased libido, fatigue, mental, physical and intellectual weakness. The action of the plant complex seems in any way interest other mechanisms establishing a revitalizing and giving rise to a widespread sense of energy and total physical vigor, with positive actions on the general state of the organism.

The results of research concerning the constituents of the plant evidence that Muira Puama is an excellent tonic neuromuscular remedy.
The long tradition of use muira puama is considered a plant without dangers and well tolerated. Pharmacological studies reporting no harm; are not reported significant side effects and no known contraindications except for any particular individual allergy.