Muira puama is an herb from South America. It is well known for enhancing male libido, but has uses that benefit women as well, according to Drugs.com. Muira puama contains alkaloids, sterols and long fatty acid chains that offer benefits to a variety of bodily functions. As with any herb or herbal supplement, consult a health care professional before use.
How Muira Puama Works
Muira puama works by improving circulation and increasing blood flow to areas of the body, including the pelvic region, according to Herbwisdom.com. Both men and women can experience sexual arousal from taking muira puama. The increased circulation can also affect the gastrointestinal tract and raise energy levels. Because of its effect on the sexual organs, it can significantly raise blood pressure. No other measurable side effects have been associated with muira puama, notes Drugs.com.
Muira puama has been used as a sexual stimulant in countries all over the world for several years. According to Herbwisdom.com, women may experience heightened sexual sensations and orgasms by using muira puama; if taken for long periods of time, it may also increase the production of sexual and reproductive hormones in women.
Because of its ability to increase blood flow to the pelvic region and its effects on sexual function, muira puama is also thought to cause an increase in women's sex drive. According to Herbwisdom.com, this increase in libido can lead to sustained periods of sensation and possibly multiple orgasms. Combining the increased sex drive and higher energy levels may help to correct sexual dysfunction in some women.
Tones the Nervous System
According to Herbwisdom.com, because of its ability to stimulate cells and cause sensation, muira puama can also tone and enhance the function of the nervous system. Both men and women can benefit from muira puama's ability to enhance sensations in the terms of sexual arousal, as well as in other areas of the body.
Jacques Waynberg, a French clinician, has performed several studies concerning the benefits of muira puama, according to Drugs.com. His findings show the positive benefits of the herb and have been used to support several promotional web sites.
Muira puama's ability to increase blood flow may also contribute to reducing stress and lessening trauma, according to Herbwisdom.com. Increasing circulation also increases the amount of oxygen that is delivered to cells and tissues. Women who suffer from fatigue and exhaustion may experience an energy boost. When the body has adequate amounts of oxygen delivered to its tissues, it is more resistant to injury and heals at a faster rate. During a woman's menstrual cycle, the body is also able to return to normal quicker and with less fatigue.