Maca has a higher calcium concentration than any other plant. Therefore, it is a potent restorative tonic for anemic persons and convalescent patients from diseases that require the formation of red blood cells. It is also good for menopause and climacteric. Maca also has zinc, favoring the oxygenation of tissues and the normal growth of hair, but its deficiency may cause a trend to alopecia or baldness, or disorders in the appearance and vitality of the scalp.
It is a regulator of alterations caused by menstruation and menopause. It relieves insomnia. It relieves the hearing and vision reduction. It is suggested to restore the mental and physical balance. It helps to reduce tension (stress).
It stabilizes and controls high blood pressure. It reduces tiredness. It provides energy and mental clarity. It provides vitality and helps to improve resistance in athletes. It increases the body’s immunity. It relieves pre-menstrual pains and regulates the menstrual cycle. It reinforces the immune system. It supports the growth process in adolescents. It stimulates the production of red blood cells. It improves the thyroids function.
Maca is used as an immunostimulant in anemia, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, menopause syndromes, sterility (and other reproductive and sexual disorders), to increase memory, hormonal balances. It has aphrodisiac effects, helps to energy increase, is a good remedy against male impotence, helps with menstrual irregularities, female hormonal imbalances, menopause, and the acute fatigue syndrome.
It reduces cholesterol. It prevents the osteoporosis. It increases the libido. It fights against infertility in men and women. It strengthens the body’s hormonal system to promote and keep it optimally healthy. It works through the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland to help to balance the endocrine system glands. It is a food additive to reach a better sport capacity, and is being used by weight lifters and body builders as a natural substitute for anabolic steroids due to the number of steroidal glycosides present in the root, restoring and rejuvenating the body.
It is recommended to increase vitality in elder people. It improves the condition of the osteoporosis. The Maca beneficial effects disclosed for the sexual function may be due to its high concentration of proteins and vital nutrients.