Macafem (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant that originates from the Andean mountains of Perú. It has been used for centuries as food and medicine, specially as a menopause herb, because of its nutritional and health benefits. Nowadays, Macafem is considered one of the most effective menopause herbs and is commonly used in South America, North America, and Europe to treat the various symptoms of menopause.
Background and History of Macafem
Macafem is an annual plant that has been part of the diet of Perú´s ancient civilizations for centuries. Peruvians have long believed that Macafem can help increase energy and stamina, reduce stress, restore hormone balance, and act as a sexual stimulant.
Macafem Etymology (Name Origins)
Macafem is also known as Lepidium meyenii, it´s Latin name, but Botanists believe "peruvianum" is a more accurate description of the plant species.
While there is limited information about its name origins, Pulgar Vidal claims that the name Macafem is derived from the Chibcha language: MA meaning ´origin from heights´ and CA meaning ´food that strengthens the body´.
Different Names of Macafem (Synonyms)
Macafem is known by various names and many of these are derived from its Spanish and Quechua origins. Macafem´s different names include:
• Peruvian ginseng
• Lepidium Meyenii
How Does Macafem Grow?
The Macafem herb grows in altitudes of approximately 4,500 meters and can survive extreme weather conditions that other plants can´t. Macafem is typically grown in soil that is rich in essential amino and fatty acids, and minerals, which might explain its multiple health benefits.
What Does Macafem Look Like?
Macafem has ruffled leaves that form a rosette shape on top of the soil. Its flowers are an off-white color and are self-fertile.
Macafem has an inverted pear-shaped body and its root comes in many different shapes including triangular, circular, spherical and rectangular. Its color varies between white, yellow, red, grey, and purple.
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How Does Macafem Work and How is it Used?
Macafem has long been used because of its ability to boost energy, stamina, libido, and restore hormone balance. Because Macafem can regulate and support the entire endocrine system - the system dealing with the production of hormones - many consider it a safe alternative to HRT.
How Macafem works
Macafem works in three main ways. Macafem regulates hormones, improves sexual function in women and increases energy and stamina
For women going through menopause, the effects of Macafem are particularly beneficial. During menopause, a drop in estrogen levels can cause many problems such as memory lapses, hot flashes, and loss of libido. Macafem works by nourishing and stimulating natural hormone production, which in turn raises estrogen levels. This helps combat the various symptoms of menopause.
What is Macafem Used For?
Macafem is used for treating a range of health problems. These include:
• Menopausal symptoms
• Hormone imbalance
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Macafem is a popular herbal remedy because it can relieve all menopausal symptoms. It is also regarded as a safe alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and as a non-estrogenic herb, it does not produce any side effects.
Overall health benefits
The main way in which Macafem works is as a hormone regulator; it is able to balance and support the hormonal system of menopausal women.
Macafem works by nourishing and stimulating natural hormone production and it boosts estrogen levels in the body. Unlike phytoestrogenic herbs which add artificial hormones to the body, Macafem helps women to produce more hormones naturally. Furthermore, it does not produce the side effects that phytoestrogenic herbs do.
Specific Benefits Related to some Ailments
Macafem is used for treating a range of conditions. These include:
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Macafem and Menopause
All symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and loss of sexual desire, are very effectively alleviated by taking Macafem. Furthermore, Macafem is believed to be a safe and natural alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Macafem (Lepidium Meyenii) for Menopause Treatment
A change in hormone balance is what causes the many symptoms of menopause such as weakened blood vessels, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, mood swings, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, cardiovascular disease, and memory problems. Macafem has numerous benefits for menopausal women:
• Slow the aging process
• Prevent vaginal dryness
• Strengthen bones
Macafem and weight loss
The essential nutrients contained in the Macafem herb can improve thyroid function. The thyroid gland is an important one because its job is to stimulate metabolism. Thus, taking Macafem for improving thyroid function also helps promote weight loss. Macafem aids weight loss by boosting blood sugar energy reserves and promoting glucose use for energy rather than it being processed into fat.
Macafem as an Alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a popular chemical treatment for menopausal women but it is often criticized for simply hiding the symptoms of menopause. Many health experts consider Macafem a risk-free alternative to HRT.
Macafem for pre menopause
Pre menopause can produce symptoms due to changes between the hormones estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Macafem is useful for pre menopausal women because it nourishes the glands, so that women can produce their own estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones naturally.
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Conclusions about Macafem
Macafem has a wide range of health benefits for women experiencing all stages of menopause. Macafem works in a variety of ways to help ease the symptoms of menopause and its main benefit is restoring hormone balance.
Macafem is considered a safe alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) because it helps the body to produce hormones naturally. Furthermore, as a non-estrogenic herb, it does not introduce external hormones into the body and has no side effects, unlike phytoestrogenic herbs. To learn more about macafem root you can go to the following page: www.macafem.com
Which herb should women try?
Today women are looking for relief from their menopause symptoms with herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs and non-estrogenic herbs are good in relieving menopause symptoms, but recent studies show that non-estrogenic herbs have no side effects because they help the body to produce its own hormones instead of introducing hormones like the phytoestrogenic ones. Learn more about non-estrogenic herbs