Bulk Muira Puama Bark Powder

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Muira Puama Bark Powder

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Muira puama, also known as potency wood, has a long history of use by native Brazilians as an adaptogenic and rejuvenating botanical. The powdered bark yields its antioxidant and antimicrobial qualities to alcohol. Muira puama bark powder is often combined with other tropical plants in multi-herb formulas.

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information at a glance

active compoundsAlkaloids (muirapuamine, menisperine, magnoflorine, moschamine), Flavonoids (luteolin and derivatives), Phenolic acids (caffeic, ferulic, vanillic, syringic), diterpenoids (7-oxo-kolavelool, 7-alpha-hydroxykolavelool, 6-alpha, 7-alpha-dihydroxykolavenol, 12-oxo-hardwickiic acid, ptycholide I-IV).
plant part usedbark

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed container away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaCreamy beige without significant aroma.
flavor profileMuira puama bark powder has a sweet but slightly astringent taste.


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cosmeticSteep the powdered bark in alcohol to make a tincture for topical use. Dilute with water or carrier oil before applying to skin.
culinaryMuira puama bark powder must be tinctured in alcohol to release its compounds. It may then be taken in water or tea.
safetyThere is little safety data available for this herb, although no significant adverse effects have been reported. It would be best to avoid this herb during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

what else you should know

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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