Sexual problems, Athletic performance, Brain and nerve disorders, Stomach upset, Menstrual disorders, Joint pain, Loss of appetite.
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Muira puama is a plant. The wood and root are used to make medicine. Muira puama is used for preventing sexual disorders and to increase interest in sexual activity (as an aphrodisiac). It is also used for upset stomach, menstrual disorders, joint pain (rheumatism), and paralysis caused by poliomyelitis; and as a general tonic and an appetite stimulant.
Some people apply muira puama directly to the skin as an aphrodisiac and for rheumatism and muscle paralysis.
In combination with other herbs, muira puama is used as a remedy for male sexual performance problems (erectile dysfunction, ED).P. olacoides is a small tree, growing to about 14 feet tall, that is native to the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Its leaves are light green with dark brown lower surfaces. The roots have a slightly salty and bitter taste.
Possible side effects include:
- When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if muira puama is safe or what the side effects might be.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if muira puama is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.
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