Muira Puama is one of the most active botanicals with a long history of traditional use as an energy tonic, general health improver and remedy for impotence & sexual insufficiency. It is known in some circles as "the Viagra of the Amazon" and in fact, many people now consider it the new Yohimbe but with considerably less possible side effects. 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. Muira Puama has also been used for stress management, nervous system stimulation and for general overall health. Two French studies showed that muira Puama seemed to improve libido and sexual function.
Here are some of the uses:
-Muira puama does have a stimulant effect that leaves the user with a general feeling of well-being when taken in proper doses. Large doses may cause an overstimulation leaving the user feeling restless and affecting sleep.
-This herbal supplement has also been shown, in animal studies, to improve mental focus and clarity. It may also help improve concentration and short term memory.
-It is also used to naturally treat hair loss.
-Its stimulant effect also makes it useful as a herb for depression.
-Women have used muira puama to treat the discomforts of menopause, as well as cramping associated with menstruation.
-Muira puama can be combined with other herbs, such as damiana, guarana, catuaba, and suma, to increase its effects.
-Muira puama has also been used as a tonic for nervous conditions and depressions. It has been used to promote overall nerve function and to relieve nerve pain.
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