Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant that grows in inhospitable places. A modest tuber with a root of high protein content and nutritional properties.
Also known as the “Peruvian Ginseng”, not because they look alike, but because both have important stimulating properties.
In the forums of women seeking to be mothers, it is known as the fertility plant.
His favorite places are heights. If you want to see it, you will have to travel to the high Andean plateaus of Peru, more than 4,000 meters high. Hence, they also call her “Andean Maca”.
Its life is full of history that hides together with his strong roots, inside his home. Archaeological discoveries place it in Ancient Peru, in the year 1600 B. C.
Ability to adapt and strength
It is one of the few plants that has adapted to the harsh climatic conditions offered by life in the Andes of Peru. Extreme conditions that put it to the test continuously; having to resist great droughts, intense frosts or threatening hailstorms.
“A plant with excellent adaptogenic capacities”
In addition, it contains a pigment called antiocianina that has antioxidant properties, (so intense) that allows it to survive any circumstance, however extreme and adverse it may be.
Maca also naturally resists the diseases and pests that continuously attack it.
Undoubtedly, this tuberous root so small, offers us a great lesson in strength, and a great example of adaptation, which makes it worthy of the many clinical and scientific studies to which it is being subjected, in order to test the results of its benefits for human health.