Monday, June 23, 2008
Maca has numerous health benefits including increasing energy, balancing hormomes, and fighting arthritis. A substantial amount of research indicates that maca is a safe food from South America, originally used by the ancient Inca for energy and stamina in battle. The easiest way to take it is simply to scoop a heaping teaspoonful into your mouth and then immediately sip some water and swallow the mixture. Most people, however, mix it with water or juice. You can't really take too much or too little maca because, like any food, the quantity is up to you. Most South Americans consume maca from once to three times daily. For more info on maca visit peruvian-maca.com. This site also explains how to use it. The photo shows Peruvians harvesting maca in fields where it grows at high elevation. The photo is from a useful Web site with more information about the herb. Very well known in South America, maca is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Readers of this blog are kept on the cutting edge of research into new herbs and find out about them years before they catch on.