Black Maca
Lepidium meyenii 'Black'
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Biennial (hardy in zones 5-7)
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Peruvian ginseng) Traditional food of the Peruvian Andes related to radish and turnip. The ground-hugging plant develops fleshy roots that are eaten as a vegetable or are dried and ground to a powder for medicinal use. Properly dried and stored, the root powder will retain its potency for years. Maca has a reputation similar to ginseng (though not related botanically) for increasing memory, energy and stamina, and is popularly considered an aphrodisiac for both sexes. A dietary staple for indigenous peoples in the Andes since pre-Incan times, it was commonly traded for other commodities. The Inca consumed it prior to going into war to increase their strength. The chemical p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate in maca is thought to be responsible for its aphrodisiac quality, however clinical tests have not yet identified the exact mechanism by which it produces this effect.
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