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Muira Puma (Ptychopetalum)

Ptychopetalum is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Olacaceae, native to the Amazon rainforest. The indigenous name is Muira Puama which translates as "potency wood". The species are shrubs or small trees growing to about 14 feet in height belonging to the Olacaceae family and found in Brazil.

All parts have been used, but it's usually the bark and root used the most. It contains long-chain fatty acids, plant sterols, coumarin, lupeol, and the alkaloid muirapuamine.

The root and bark are used for a variety of ailments by indigenous peoples in the Rio Negro area of South America, but the effectiveness of Muira Puama preparations are unproven.

For its tonic effect, one of the traditional remedies is to gently simmer 1 teaspoon of root and/or bark in one cup of water for 15 minutes and take 1/2 to 1 cup daily.

There is evidence that Muira Puama is anxiogenic in rodents (causes anxiety), which would be consistent with a stimulant effect, without affecting coordination. However, rather than increasing the activity of excitatory NT, it decreases the activity of an inhibitory transmitter, GABAA.

In Brazilian herbal medicine, muira puama still is a highly-regarded sexual stimulant with a reputation as a powerful aphrodisiac. It has been in the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia since the 1950s.

It is used as a neuromuscular tonic for weakness and paralysis, dyspepsia, menstrual disturbances, chronic rheumatism (applied topically), sexual impotency, grippe, and central nervous system disorders.

It is still listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (a noted herbal medicine source from the British Herbal Medicine Association), recommended for the treatment of dysentery and impotence.

In Germany, muira puama is employed as a central nervous system tonic, for hookworms, menstrual disturbances, and rheumatism.

Muira puama has been gaining in popularity in the United States, where herbalists and health care practitioners are using it for impotence, depression, menstrual cramps and PMS, nerve pain, and central nervous system disorders.
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