It has been referred to as the “Viagra of the Amazon” Muira Puama has an enduring history of traditional use as an energy tonic remedy for impotence and offers a natural therapeutic approach to the loss of libido in both men and women.
In Europe, it also has a long history of use as an anti-rheumatic, aphrodisiac, a tonic for overall health and gastrointestinal disorders.
This plant was studied by Siqueira et al. for its effect on the central nervous system. It was found that “Muira Puama roots possess various central nervous system activities, including mild anxiogenic effects” – meaning that they help to stimulate the CNS, which can lead to increased mental performance and physical stamina.