Muira puama is a tree that grows int the Amazon rainforest.
The muira puama tree is primarily used for its libido-enhancing benefits, and for reducing the effects aging has on the brain.
Traditional uses of muira puama often combined the bark with another local herb known as catuaba for stronger benefit.
While this herb is not well-known by the mainstream public, it’s become very popular among herbalists. It’s a reliable herb for male libido, sperm production, and cognitive function in both men and women.
Here, we’ll cover the doses of muira puama, discuss the current research, and provide insight on how to use muira puama effectively.
- Muira Puama
- Uiratã, Muiratam
- Boise de la Puissance
- Bois de la puissance sexuelle
- Potency wood
- list the herbal actions of the plant
- Male tonic
Muira puama is used as a sort of panacea among Amazonian indigenous cultures but is especially popular for what they referred to as nervous weakness — which referred to symptoms such as sexual debility, muscle weakness, low motivation, and fatigue.
Some people find muira puama to be stimulating — if this is the case, simply take muira puama earlier in the day to avoid issues falling asleep at night.
Taking large doses of muira puama over long periods of time could lead to hypertension (high blood pressure). Avoid using this herb if you suffer blood pressure problems, or are taking blood pressure medications.
There’s not much research on the best dose of muira puama to use, so the dose is often debated among herbalists.
Most herbalists use a 1:2 tincture of muira puama at a dose of 2 – 4 mL per day.
Traditionally the herb was used in generous portions — containing up to 10 grams of the dried root bark infused in water per day.
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