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Known as "potency wood" in Brazil. Root and bark used. Said to increase blood flow in the genitals of men and women. Bark are roots are the parts used medicinally as a tea. Overuse may result in anxiety, because it’s a stimulant. Plant grows to 15 ft (5m)
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The Amazonian herbal Marapuama attenuates cognitive impairment and neuroglial degeneration in a mouse Alzheimer model.
Effects of Marapuama in the chronic mild stress model: further indication of antidepressant properties.
Marapuama traditionally and currently is a highly regarded sexual stimulant with a reputation as a powerful aphrodisiac.
Marapuama (Ptychopetalum olacoides) is regarded as a "brain tonic" in the Amazon region and shows a nootropic profile in rodents.
Aim of the study: Because a specific extract (POEE) of Marapuama was shown to possess promnesic and anti-amnesic properties, the aim of this study was to verify if POEE is also effective against [A[beta].
Keywords: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors Ptychopetalum olacoides Marapuama Cognitive deficits Neurodegenerative disorders
2008) properties for a standardized ethanol extract (POEE) of Marapuama.
Improved endurance to particularly stressful periods is one of the medicinal claims for Marapuama (Ptychopetalum olacoides Bentham, PO), a popular Amazonian herbal.
Ptychopetalum olacoides Bentham (PO) (Olacaceae), known as Marapuama in Brazil and Muirapuama in other South American countries, is found in medicinal plant markets or as herbals in diverse formulations, usually sold to increase physical, mental and/or sexual performance.
A substantial antioxidant property could be related to some of the therapeutic properties claimed to be associated with marapuama, as radical scavengers reverse the loss of spatial memory and decrease damage to brain proteins in aged gerbils and rats (Carney et al.