Scientific Name: Lepidium meyenii
Common Names: Ginseng Andin, Peruvian Ginseng, Lepidium peruvianum
Common Uses: Maca Root is widely consumed as a food and said to boost energy and libido. Commonly used to treat depression, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, hot flashes, fertility, and low libido. It’s a common ingredient in Peruvian cooking that gives dishes an earthy flavor.
Generally Prepared: Maca is sometimes added to foods, it’s nutty and earthy flavor pairs well with cinnamon. It is sold as a powder, capsules and as a tincture.