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Muira Puama

Product Code: 09MUI

Availability: Out of stock

Size Price Price/kg Points Qty
25kg
£242.45 £290.94
£11.64/kg
1212

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Important Information

Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.


Description

Product: Muira Puama

Latin Name: Ptychopetalum olacoides

Plant Family: Olacaceae

Other Names: Marapama, Marapuama, Maripuama, Muira-Puama, Muirapuam, Muirae Puama, Potency Bark, Potency Wood, Búgató & Potenzholz.

Description: Muira pauma is an evergreen tree native to the rainforests of South America; it grows to a height of 15 metres. The outer bark is browny-grey whilst the inner bark is tinged red, the ovate leaves have short stalks and are approximately 8cm in length, glossy, dark green with paler green midribs. The flowers grow off the leaf stalk in panicles of 4-6, they are white in colour and have a fragrance analogous to jasmine.

Brief History: Despite having been used in South America as a tonic for centuries, it wasn’t until around 1930 that muira puama began to make an appearance in Western herbals; it’s listed in the 1983 edition of the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as an aphrodisiac which explains its common name of ‘Potency Wood’.

SUGGESTED USE

The powdered root and bark can be used to flavour sweet dishes.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

Technical Information

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Allergen Statement

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Delivery Information

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