Rainforest indigenous Indians first discovered the libido enhancing qualities of catuaba and over the last centuries have composed many songs praising its wonders.* In Brazil this plant is considered a central nervous system stimulant and used for sexual weakness and lowered libido in both men and women.* For more complete information on this unique rainforest plant, please see the the Database File for Catuaba in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of catuaba, click here.
Traditional Uses:* as an aphrodisiac and libido stimulant for males and females; to tone, balance, and calm the central nervous system (and for nerve pain, exhaustion, over stimulation); for nervousness, emotional stress, and insomnia (related to overactive neurotransmitters); as a general tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions); for poor memory, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia
Suggested Use: Take 60 drops (2 ml) of a 1:4 concentrated tincture 2 or more times daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional. This plant is best prepared as a decoction or a tincture: For more complete instructions on preparing herbal decoctions and tinctures see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.
Contraindications: None reported.
Drug Interactions: None reported