Maca is one of the world’s most unique and powerful medicinal superfoods.
It only grows above 3800m in the small region of Junin, Peru. As a medicinal, it has been at the center of Inca culture, history, and spirituality for over 2000 years.
Its traditional uses have been for the treatment of mental health, hormone balance, menopause, PMS, fatigue, stress, inflammation, pain, and more.
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and therefore related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale.
The main edible part of the plant is the root, which grows underground. It exists in several colours, ranging from white to black. Maca root is generally dried and consumed in powder form.,
The taste of maca root powder, which some people dislike, has been described as earthy and nutty. Many people add it to their smoothies, oatmeal and sweet treats.