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).
Muira puama is a type of tree whose roots and stems are used medicinally. With a long history of use in Brazilian folk medicine, it’s often said to act as a natural aphrodisiac. Muira puama is also thought to treat sexual dysfunction in both men and women.
Muira puama is said to act as a natural remedy for certain health issues including depression, erectile dysfunction, joint pain, loss of appetite, menstrual complaints, premenstrual syndrome, and upset stomach.
Muira puama is also sometimes used as an adaptogen, a substance thought to increase the body’s resistance to the negative effects of chronic stress.
In addition, muira puama is purported to treat the loss of libido. It’s said to protect against aging-related memory problems as well.