Marapuama Bark - Ptychopetalum olacoides B.
Marapuama Bark - Ptychopetalum olacoides B.

Marapuama Bark - Ptychopetalum olacoides B.

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Marapuama Tea as a Natural Impotence Treatment

Marapuama - Ptychopetalum olacoides B.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Bark


With the scientific name of Ptychopetalum uncinatum, the marapuama plant originates from the Amazon rainforest and, although unknown to a large part of the Brazilian population, has been used for many years by the Indians, who have discovered its medicinal potential of great efficiency and use it for various purposes. It is common to find its shrubs scattered throughout the country, especially in the North, identifying it by its small white flowers with penetrating and strong perfume. Regionally the marapuama can be known as muiratã, muirapuama, pau-hombre and liriosma.

Health benefits:

Marapuama serves to improve blood circulation, treat anemia and sexual dysfunction, increase libido, fight stress and fatigue, improve memory and stop diarrhea. In addition, it can also be used to treat sexual impotence, intestinal dysfunctions, beriberi, depression, weakness, flu, worms, hair loss, rheumatism, memory loss, bloating and cellulite.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Reduce fatigue and stress
  • Increase libido
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Stimulate the proper functioning of memory
  • Helps in the treatment of depression
  • It treats intestinal dysfunctions
  • Reduces sexual impotence
  • Eliminates weakness
  • Eliminates worms that may be in the body
  • Decreases cellulite and swelling
  • Reduces hair loss
  • Helps the treatment of rheumatism
  • Avoid and treat dysentery
  • Prevents the onset of colds and flu
  • Increases the energy of the individual
  • Strengthens the muscles
  • Acts against the weakness caused by some diseases
  • Helps in the treatment of arthrosis
  • It softens heart problems


  1. Add two tablespoons of wood / bark to a quart of water, and place on the stove to boil for 5 minutes
  2. When it reaches the boiling point, remove the pan from the fire, leaving it (capped) in rest, for 10 minutes
  3. Strain and drink

NOTE: The recipe can also be consumed icy.

How to drink:

Take two to three cups a day.


The side effects caused by the use of marapuama may include tremor of the hands, palpitations and premature ejaculation. The use of the plant is contraindicated during the period of pregnancy, lactation and in patients with hypertension or heart problems. The care is extended to the children and the elderly, who should be careful when consuming the marapuama, preferably only with professional accompaniment.