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Maca peruánská - ikona


Alternative names: Peruvian ginseng, Lepidium meyenii

Latin name: Lepidium meyenii

Occurrence: Peruvian Andes

Maca grows in conditions where almost nothing else survives - at an altitude of 3 500 to 4 500 metres above sea level, in places with very intense sunshine, strong winds and cold weather on stony grounds. It  resists freezing temperatures up to - 20°C. Like other plants that have adapted to high heights, Maca keeps close to the ground and only grows to about 15 cm. What is beneficial to health, however, is something buried underground - the Maca root, which looks like a beetroot. It contains a high concentration of active substances.

Interesting facts: Maca is one of the oldest and most nutritious of the highest altitude cultivated plants.

In aboriginal language, ma-ca translates as "a high-quality diet that provides strength".


Energy and stamina
Immune system
Sexual health


Maca contains a lot of minerals that have a positive effect on the human body - vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium, sodium and iodine. It is rich in amino acids, tannins, proteins and fibre.
They handle a wide range of ailments and diseases - from infertility to support in the treatment of cancer.

There are 3 types of Maca, each with slightly different effects:

Red maca strengthens bones, has a positive effect on fertility and sexual performance and counteracts tumour growth.

Black maca improves memory and concentration, enhances fertility and libido, improves sperm quality and makes you sleep better.

Yellow maca is a natural aphrodisiac for both men and women, combats the symptoms of menopause, supplies energy and acts as an antidepressant.


Benefits of Maca

  • improves physical performance and endurance
  • beneficial effects on mental functions
  • infertility treatment
  • helps with menopause and menstrual disorders
  • fights chronic fatigue
  • support in the treatment of anaemia
  • lowers blood pressure
  • prevents wear of tendons, joints and bones
  • calms an upset stomach
  • boosts the immune system
  • regulates thyroid gland function

Growing Maca

Maca requires specific conditions to grow, so it is not suitable for cultivation in Europe.

Maca harvesting and use

Maca can be taken raw, baked or as a Maca ‘chicha’ drink.
In Europe, we most often get Maca in the form of powder, which can be stored for up to 7 years. The powder can be mixed in water or added to juices and smoothies.
Capsules are also a popular and convenient way to get your Maca fix!


Peruvian Andes

  • Maca plody
  • Maca v prášku
  • Maca rostlina
  • Maca plody
  • Maca v prášku
  • Maca rostlina

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