Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenii
Plant Part Used: Root
Processing Method: Drying, Grinding
Also known as Maino, Ayak chichira, and Peruvian ginseng, Maca root belongs to the family of Brassicaceae. Macamide is the major bioactive component of Macca root. m-methoxyglucotropaeolin, (1R,3S)-1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-β-carboline-3-carboxylic acid (MTCA) , and p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate are secondary metabolites present in Macca root. It is a good source of powerful antioxidants and highly nutritious because it contains a large number of essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Maca root is known widely to help in promoting skin health.
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