Information about Peruvian maca

6 – How does maca work ?

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a Peruvian root vegetable unique to the central Andean region of Junin that grows over 4000 m above sea level. For the indigenous people of the region maca was always considered a sacred medicinal plant as it is able to endure some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. Freezing overnight temperatures, [...]

By |2019-03-29T20:38:55+13:00March 29th, 2019|Maca|0 Comments

10 Amazing health benefits of Maca root

Maca is a sacred medicinal root vegetable that grows only in the remote mountain region of Junin in Peru above an altitude of 3500m. The Incan descendants call Maca the "Food for the Brain" and boil the dried roots into teas, porridges, soups or stews for the management of stress and to promote vitality and well-being. Children are told [...]

By |2019-04-14T17:15:49+12:00February 10th, 2019|Maca|4 Comments

5 – The different colours of Maca explained

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) comes in 3 main colours, with each colour having different unique properties. All 3 colours are cultivated from the same seed crop, so in essence you cannot independently cultivate a single colour. This leaves you at the mercy of genetic phenotype dominance and a set ratio of approximately 70% yellow maca, 20% red maca [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:01:44+13:00January 15th, 2019|Maca|4 Comments

Why you shouldn’t eat raw maca

For the people of Junin in Peru maca has been used as a medicinal remedy to prevent and treat health conditions for over 2000 years. Traditionally it is used for it's ability to balance hormones, mental health, reduce stress and adrenal fatigue as well as promoting vitality, focus, concentration, fertility and sexual function. If you ask any [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:21:45+13:00January 5th, 2019|Maca|49 Comments

4 – Why is maca dried before use?

Despite being a close relative to our common garden radish the Incan people never really consumed maca fresh after harvest. When asked why not, the shamans of the region always answer 'because she is not medicinal until she is dry'. They understood that something changes in the plant as it dehydrates under the hot sun and dry [...]

By |2018-10-20T22:25:18+13:00September 4th, 2018|Maca|0 Comments

3 – What are the different forms of maca to consume?

There are 5 main different forms of maca, each having different properties and characteristics. Knowing which form of maca you have is important as it determines how it should be consumed and what benefits it can give you. Always check the label of any maca product to understand which preparation you are dealing with and then you [...]

By |2018-10-20T22:25:29+13:00September 3rd, 2018|Maca|0 Comments

2 – How does Maca grow?

Maca is a self-pollinating plant that has two distinct annual growth cycles, one to produce and select medicinal maca roots (hypocotyls) for consumption (Cycle 1) and the second to select optimum maca seeds (rosettes) for planting (Cycle 2). Each cycle takes approximately 9-12 months, with a 3-month drying period post-harvest. Incan traditions allow for 10 years of [...]

By |2018-10-20T22:25:37+13:00September 2nd, 2018|Maca|2 Comments

Five questions you should ask before buying any Maca powder

Making therapeutic grade Maca is a blend of tradition, art and science. There are so many variables that can influence the quality during production and in turn alter the taste, texture and therapeutic properties of the final powder. Couple this with the ethics and sustainability of how it is sourced and finding a quality powder that isn’t hurting a [...]

By |2019-12-07T16:22:18+13:00April 29th, 2018|Maca|4 Comments