Author: Jan Scholten
655.76.17 Ptychopetalum olacoides
Names: Ptychopetalum olacoides is an unresolved name.
Names: Ptychopetalum uncinatum; Ptychopetalum olacoïdes; Liriosma ovata.
English: Potency wood; Muir puama, = potency wood; Muira puma.
German: Potenzholz; Potenzbaum.
Content: long-chain fatty acids; sterols, coumarin, lupeol; alkaloid muirapuamine; MAO inhibitor.
Botany: shrubs or small trees; root is strongly tough and fibrous, internally light brown with thin bark and broad wood, has a faint odour and tastes slightly saline and acrid.
Loss of libido, sensuality, sexual desire.
Back: tingling vertebral column.
Abdomen: digestion slow.
Limbs: rheumatic complaints.