Using Maca to promote sexual health
There are a wide range of medical and health benefits that can be derived from the root crop maca known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii. Maca is effective in increasing the stamina which was the reason why the Inca warriors used the crop before going to battle. However, there is one benefit of Maca that has taken the world by storm and that is its efficacy in improving sexual health.
Legends has it that while the maca kept the Inca warriors strong during battle, the herb was kept away from them afterwards to protect the female captives from their raging libidos which usually happens when they take in the root crop. The legend has been passed on from generation to generation and has kept the Western World curious about its veracity.
Maca is a known cure for sexual dysfunctions including low rates of fertility and low libido. It has even been called “Peruvian Ginseng” because of the many health benefits it offers.
In summary, the root crop maca is the root to achieving a healthy sex life. The best thing about maca is that unlike the synthetic erectile dysfunction drugs that results to a hormonal change in the patient which can lead to prostate cancer and other side effects, maca does not change the reproductive hormone levels. Thus, it is very safe to use and does not result to any of the adverse effects shown by the other drugs.
The benefits of maca in promoting sexual health has been tested and confirmed in various trials involving humans. One study which involved 56 healthy male subjects within 21 to 56 years old shows a 42.2% rise in their sexual desires after taking maca. This was confirmed when the result of another trial was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology confirming that maca intake has indeed increased semen production among the subjects.
A 2006 study shows that taking in maca can help reverse the damage to sperm motility and can even be beneficial to women in terms of increasing fertility and libido.
Taking in maca to boost sexual health is an easy task because the root crop can be eaten raw, boiled and mashed or powdered and then mixed with other fruits and served as a shake or blended drink.
Maca’s efficacy is evident not only because of its spreading reputation among users but also because the root crop is also being used by medical practitioners in Peru who vow to its efficacy.
Among the doctors using maca in their practice to lessen the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, menopause and male impotence are Doctor Aquila Calderon who used to be the dean of the National University of Federico Villareal Faculty of Human Medicine and Dr. Gary Gordon who was once the president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine in Arizona.
However, you do not need to trust these doctors alone. It is also important to try the root crop yourself so that you can personally vouch whether or not the favourable literature about the crop is true or purely hype.