Muira Puama Chips

Muira Puama Chips

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Muira Puama is a small, tropical tree that grows under the canopy of the Brazilian rainforest, where the indigenous people refer to the plant as "potency wood."

For centuries, South Americans have wild-harvested the fibrous root and thin bark of this shrub for use in various traditional beverages. Although Muira Puama can be used to prepare simple teas and infusions, it is most commonly tinctured.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound8.5
originbrazil
active compoundsPlant sterols, Esters
plant part usedwood, root, bark
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaWoody and fibrous without remarkable aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticDecoct the bark for use as a face or body wash or to add to soaps and lotions. A strong infusion may also be added directly to the bath.
culinaryUse to prepare tea, alone or in combination with other botanicals.
safetyAvoid during pregnancy and while nursing. Due to presence of coumarin compounds, this herb may increase the effects of anticoagulants, anti-platelet drugs and other medicines.

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d.
flavor profile

cut & sifted
muira puama

Has a sweet, warm taste. Blends well with ginger, licorice, sarsaparilla, vanilla and cardamom.

e.
formulas & recipes

cut & sifted
muira puama

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f.
what else you should know

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muira puama

Muira puama is an Amazonian tree with a long history of use in South American cultures. Also known as potency wood, muira puama bark is a key ingredient in many restorative, energizing tonics. Although the herb is often prepared as tea, certain compounds are more readily available when the bark is tinctured in alcohol.

In terms of composition, muira puama contains several long-chain fatty acids, plant sterols and a small amount of beta-sitosterol. The bark also contains a compound called lupeol that appears to have several pharmacological actions, including the inhibition of pro-inflammatory chemicals called interleukins.



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