Botanically it is known as Liriosma ovata. It is native of Brazil rain forests specially the Rio Negro and Amazons regions. It is a large tree upto 15m high with grey trunk, dark brown leaves, white flowers and orange yellow fruits.
It contains esters, phyto-sterols and bitters.A homoeopathic tincture is made from the root bark and the wood. It is covered by German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia. It is used as a tonic and aphrodisiac. It is considered as a valuable remedy for impotence. The bitters of the bark have high astringent value and are used as gargle for sore throat. It is also reported to be anti-diarrhoeal and helps in dysentery.
A study conducted at the Institute of Sexology in Paris, 62% of men who took Muira puama extract noted an increase in intimacy drive and 51% of participants reported an increased ability to produce an erection.1
Recommended dose: Ø/1x.
1.Waynsberg J Aphrodisiacs: Contribution to the clinical validation of the traditional use of Ptychopetalum guyanna. Presented at the First International Congress on Ethnopharmacology, Strasbourg, France, June 5-9, 1990.