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Note: 10:1 means it takes 10kg of root to produce 1kg of extract.

These herbal extracts are ideal for adding to herbal teas, or other beverages, and can also be added to foods. When calculating the required amount, consider how much of the normal herb you would use, and divide that by at least 10 as these extracts are concentrated. The Maca Root extract is safe to consume, a typical dose would be 500-750 mg and the maximum recommended would be 3000 mg per day.

Lepidium meyenii, known as maca or Peruvian ginseng, is an edible herbaceous biennial plant of the family Brassicaceae that is native to South America in the high Andes mountains of Peru. It was found exclusively at the Meseta de Bombón plateau close to Lake Junin in the late 1980s.

Maca has traditionally been used as a sexual enhancer. It has been used all over the world and is reported to affect both men and women. The effect is not understood to be hormonal, as it has no effect on estrogen or testosterone.

Maca is starting to be investigated for its use as a mild “nootropic” with some users reporting improved cognitive ability, as well as others suggesting it can have an effect on bone health.

 

Medicinal Use

Meadowsweet has a long and distinguished history of medicinal use and is mentioned in some of the most famous literary works of the middle ages. It was one of the three herbs held to be most sacred by the Celtic druids and was used to flavour mead – hence the name.

Health benefits include: pain relief due to a rich content of salicylic acid, digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, immune system support, astringent, natural insect repellent and disinfectant.

In 1897, the German drug company Bayer synthesised salicin based on meadowsweet; the new drug was named Aspirin derived from the old botanical name for meadowsweet.

Spiritual/Magical Use

Meadowsweet is used in love spells and is strewn about the home to bring peace and joy. Meadowsweet is an herb of happiness. An ingredient of love spells, its flowers are steeped in wine and herb beers. Place it in the bridal bouquet and in the chalice at handfastings.

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10gms, 25gms, 50gms, 100gms, 250gms

Important Note: Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.