maca root improves sexual function, libido, and sperm quality
The maca plant, known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii, is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng.
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale.
Maca root, the part of the plant most commonly used, contains fiber, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
It also contains other bioactive compounds, including macamides, macaridine, alkaloids, and glucosinolates, which are thought to be responsible for maca’s medicinal benefits