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"Hot Plants for Her" Peruvian Maca Root May Boost Women's Libido
« on: November 09, 2010, 10:48:43 PM »
http://www.aolhealth.com/condition-center/womens-sexual-health/maca-root-peru-libido-boost?icid=main%7Caim%7Cdl3%7Csec1_lnk3%7C183158

Peruvian Maca Root May Boost Women's Libido

By Karen Keller

A "women's Viagra" drug selling well in the American market may have just hit American shelves, but in the high-altitude areas of Peru it's long been a women's secret.

Maca root, which resembles a small turnip, is sold in outdoor markets in the South American country.

"It increases your sexual drive from 30 percent before to good 90 percent," said Diana Moerbeck, a local, in a report from CNN today.



Chris Kilham, an American businessman, raked in $5 million last year on sales of the herb in the U.S. under the brand name "Hot Plants for Her." Sales of the drug don't require federal FDA approval, and no scientific evidence exists proving the root spices up a women's sexual experience.

If you ask Kilham, it works.

"It might cause Chinese New Year's fireworks in your pants," Kilham, a self-described "medicine hunter" told a CNN reporter.

The herbal supplement can be taken as a pill or a powder and sprinkled on cereal or into a smoothie. It's been on the market for about two years, said Abdul Qaiyum, a pharmacist and owner of Merz Apothecary, in Chicago.

"Several companies already sell it," said Qaiyum, who specializes in homeopathic medicine.

Men and women both have been buying Maca at the Chicago pharmacy for energy and stamina, he said, but sales are higher with women. Qaiyum said he's unsure of its effectiveness and only sells about two packages of the root per month.

Women typically suffer from low sex drive once they hit menopause, and take estrogen and progestin to improve their sexual appetite, he said.

It remains to be seen whether sales of the root will skyrocket along with women's desire.

"I've been in this business for 40 years. I've seen this happen -- things get hot, it's like a fad, then they just die down," Qaiyum said.

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