Generic Name: Muira puama

Uses

What is herbal used for?

Muira puama is a plant. The wood and root are used to make medicine.

Muira puama is used for preventing sexual disorders and to increase interest in sexual activity (as an aphrodisiac). It is also used for upset stomach, menstrual disorders, joint pain (rheumatism), and paralysis caused by poliomyelitis; and as a general tonic and an appetite stimulant.

Some people apply muira puama directly to the skin as an aphrodisiac and for rheumatism and muscle paralysis.

In combination with other herbs, muira puama is used as a remedy for male sexual performance problems (erectile dysfunction, ED).

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how muira puama works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using muira puama?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of muira puama or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is muira puama?

It is not known if muira puama is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special precautions & warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking muira puama if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from muira puama?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with muira puama?

Muira puama may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for muira puama?

The dose for muira puama may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does muira puama come in?

Muira puama may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw muira puama
  • Muira puama capsules
  • Muira puama liquid extract

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 11, 2018 | Last Modified: January 11, 2018

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