Scientific Name: Lepidium meyenii Walp.
Common Name(s): Peruvian ginseng, Ayak chichira, Ayuk willku, Maino
What parts of Maca are used?
The root of the Maca plant is generally what is used in cooking and for natural medicines.
How do you identify Maca Root and where is it grown?
Maca Root can be identified by it's little bundle leaves grown close to the soil. Once you pull the Maca plant you'll discover a matte-like root called the hypocotyl. The hypocotyl can vary in color from red, purple, creamy yellow, or black. The hypocotyl has a similar look to the turnip or parsnips.
Recommended daily dose of dried Maca Root Powder is 450 mg capsule 3 times daily taken orally with food.
Usually Prepared With:
Maca Root is generally prepared with Ginseng, Kava Kava, Yohimbe and Ginger.