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Maca - Pure Herbs - 1 oz
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Maca - Pure Herbs - 1 oz
Maca - Pure Herbs - 1 oz

This herbal gift comes to us from the native people high in the Andes mountains of Peru, South America. It is used both as a food and a medicine. Maca is a hardy survivor of harsh growing conditions and makes its home at heights between 9,000 to 14,500 feet. This is an area where the direct rays of the sun can hit plants without having been filtered through a cloud first. Thin, rocky soils dominate the landscape and fierce winds with biting cold can whip up out of nowhere. No other cultivated plant grows as high up as Maca. Maca has the ability to survive here where other plants perish. Perhaps for this reason, the native peoples of Peru who live there, turned to this hardy member of the Nightshade Family of plants(familiar relatives are the potato, tomato, egg plant and tobacco to find that it helps them survive as well. The Maca plant lies on the ground and looks a little like a flat-growing potato plant. It has ivory colored flowers and tubers  resembling an upside down pear. This storage root is the part which is used after boiling it for five to six hours, to harness its positive properties. Maca's mature taste can be described as something like the taste of peanut brittle without the peanuts in it, or a type of bee pollen. When we consider all the things Maca is traditionally relied upon to do, the best guess in figuring out how Maca works is that it nourishes the glandular control bridge of the brain pituitary-hypothalamus-pineal-complex and encourages it to work properly. This control bridge then coordinates and encourages the function of all the other glands below the head. This action includes the glands of the body such as the ovaries, testes, adrenals, pancreas, thyroid, thymus etc., and they begin producing their hormones again. This is a far different approach than orthodox medicine's practice of dumping finished chemical hormones into the body, which may or may not be unbalanced, and cause the body's glands to shrivel and stop any production of hormones that might be going on. We know that artificial chemical hormones can be a problem. Maca has been used, according to archaeological evidence in Peru, since probably 1600 years B.C. Many physicians of South America and Dr. Vianna Muller of New York in the U.S., find Maca especially useful for women to relieve the torments and suffering of menopause, sugar cravings and depression during and after menopause. When Maca is given to men or animals, fertility is increased and sexual function is strengthened. Peruvian folk medicine describes the use of Maca to be for the following: for men and animals, increased fertility and increased sexual function. For women during menopause to relieve hot flashes, correction of menstrual disorders, more youthful skin, improved sexual desire, normalizing vaginal lubrication and improved emotional balance. For both men and women: Energy and stamina, to correct anemia, to build immunity and improve memory. NOTE:Some cleaning may occur as the glands are nourished and coordinated and encouraged to function again. If this occurs, then be sure to use Maca with a good bowel management herb or herbs, to ensure at least 2 or more easy and complete bowel movements per day. Feelings of nausea can be prevented in this way.

 DOSE:40 to 80 drops daily. In severely debilitated cases 1 tsp. 3 times per day.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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