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Catuaba (Trichilia catigua)

Catuaba (Trichilia catigua)

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Botanical name: Trichilia catigua

Other names: Catuaba

Family: Erythroxylaceae

Parts used: Bark, root

Catuaba refers to several species and the botanical identification of various samples referred to Catuaba can be confusing.  There are two main species, Trichilia catigua and Erythroxylum catuaba.  Both share similar properties and are used interchangeably.

Catuaba is one of the most popular and famous aphrodisiacs in the world most and has been celebrated by the indigenous and local population of Brazil for generations. The Tupi Indians in Brazil first discovered the aphrodisiac qualities of the plant and over the last few centuries they have composed many songs praising its wonders and abilities. Catuaba stimulates the central nervous system and is known to work as a body stimulant. Its a powerful plant that can improve depression, anxiety, fatigue, etc. The bark of the Catuaba tree is used to remedy impotence, improve one’s memory, moods, and increase libido. It’s widely used South American and Asian remedies to cure sexual weakness and improve sexual relationships.


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