Other Names: Potency Wood, Ptychopetalum olacoides, and Ptychopetalum uncinatum
Muira puama, is a small tree up to 15 feet in height native to the Brazilian Amazon. The bark and root are the primary parts of muira puama that are utilized. You may see muira puama spelled in many different ways, including mara puama, marapuama, and marapama.
Muira Puama is regarded as the most powerful herb to use for erectile dysfunction. This shrub is native to Brazil, and has long been used as a powerful aphrodisiac and nerve stimulant. A recent clinical study has validated its safety and effectiveness in improving libido and sexual function.
Muira Puama 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.
Possible Side Effects
Insomnia and restlessness have been noted with high doses of Muira Puama. This is why any supplement containing Muira Puama should not be taken near bed time.